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Birth of a Passion

My quilting started a long time ago.  I didn't know at the time that it would become a life long passion.  I was about ten or so, and I was bored.  ...more

A Collection of Crochet Necklaces

Originally Published On:  LifebloomingA couple of years ago I was inspired to create a range of crochet necklaces.My skills are pretty basic. I learned how to crochet at school when I was twelve.It sounds a strange thing to teach a bunch of pre-pubescent girls but it wasn’t as anachronistic as it seems. We weren’t being taught proper, womenly occupations. We were in fact innocents caught up in a well-planned blackmail exercise....more

UPcycling Rugs

This is all about UPcycling, NOT REcycling . Sheets  can be recreated into gorgeous crocheted  rugs. Crocheting rag rugs is so much fun to do because it is fast and satisfying.I crocheted each rag rug in  a few  hours, from one single sheet and half a queen sized duvet. No pattern needed;  just make a magic circle, squeeze in 8 to 11 half double crochets into the loop and start crocheting around. I varied the rows with  half double crochets and double crochet stitches using a size Q hook…fun, fast, frugal!...more

DIY // How to Make Back-Tab Bedroom Curtains

Today, I’m sharing how I made my own bedroom curtains with blackout lining. I went with a 84″x54″ length, and three blocks (pattern on the top and bottom). It’s SO gorgeous in person. I am in love!...more
French Robin Designs Glad you like them as much as I do!more

You CAN Make a Beautiful Handmade Quilt

When you look at a beautiful handmade quilt, you may think it would be a project you could personally never tackle.  A sewing project that may seem a bit overwhelming will be easier to accomplish if you approach it with the right frame of mind and confidence in your sewing ability.  Just as a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, and progresses by continuing to put one foot in front of the other, a beautiful handmade quilt begins with a first step and continues by completing each step along the way until you ha...more

The Bag Blog

Welcome to my world.  I make's my hobby, it's my business.  If you like to sew, but have never tried making a bag, you're going to love it!  Why?  Well, sewing is a great hobby.  It's creative, meditative...and you have the satisfaction of making something useful and different from anything mass produced and sold in most retail stores.  I've made clothes...blouses, pants....more

Sweet Little Hexagons

     I've got a bit of an obsession with hand work.  And with that, has come a deep love for English paper piecing (EPP) and sweet little hexagons.  Today, I'm going to share with you a couple of projects I am working on, as well as talk a little bit about how I fell in love with hexies.  You see, I am two years into a hexie project, which is the equivalent of marriage in my crafting life.  ...more

Amazing crochet mandalas

Be A Crafter xDYou'll love the great combinations of beautiful stitches and robust colors in these dazzling crochet mandalas. Fabulous and free crochet patterns from talented designers :)...more
Oh. my. goodness.  I need to make all of these! <3 <3 <3more

Hello, there. How are ya?

Well, this is my first time, hi ya....more

Mini Boxy Zipper Purse

Yesterday night, I completed my third project: “Boxy Zipper Purse“! This one took me two hours too.Materials Needed:1/2 yard of outer Fabric1/2 yard of inner fabric1/2 yard of fusible interface9 ” zipperTutorial can be found at:...more