I’ve become a little obsessed with making quilts lately. It’s probably because all the construction going on at home (although technically it’s still demolition) is driving me a little batty and I’m finding the methodical process of assembling a quilt and then stitching it all quite soothing. I’ve finished three in the past couple of weeks and am planing on making another two as Christmas gifts.
So when the team at my super blogging agency Nuffnang put out a request for items to auction in benefit of the Red Cross Haiyan Typhoon Appeal, I knew that another quilt making session was in order.
I had fun making this quilt and it was fun to put together because the angles that look a little tricky are all cut freestyle. Using brightly coloured fabric remnants against the grey make the arrow shapes really pop.
I’ve added a little surprise to the back of this quilt as a little tribute to purpose it was made for.
buy this quilt (SOLD) and 100% of the proceeds go to the Red Cross to help with much needed relief efforts.
If you are an international reader you can still help out by donating a few dollars to the Nuffnang Red Cross Fundraising effort? Click over to the donation page , every little bit helps.
As a thank you for your donation I’ve included the quilt pattern and instructions below.
Measurements are in inches but I have included metric conversions for fabric quantities.
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I had a little brainwave a couple of weeks ago whilst going through my archives, an idea that unearthed all that great content buried under layers of blog posts that you are yet to discover, and wrapped it up with a pretty bow for you to enjoy.
I’m proud to present My Poppet’s Handmade Christmas Inspiration Guide, a colourful Christmas themed online magazine full of craft projects to decorate your home and give as gifts.
With over 35 ideas, projects, and recipe links from the My Poppet blog and around the web, you’ll be sure to find something that inspires your creativity this festive season.
Includes Christmas printables, gift wrapping ideas, gifts and Christmas decorations to make, as well as a crafty book gift guide.
Just click on the pages below to read
If you enjoyed it, please share the link with friends.
I’m scrapbusting again. This time I’ve created a patchwork trivet that can be easily and quickly whipped together with the tiniest fabric scraps, and other leftovers from quilt making. Make it to whatever size suits you, I found that 9×6″ is perfect for a teapot and can double as a potholder too.
If you don’t like the scrappy look, just skip the patchwork steps and make with a single piece of fabric for the top. If you have been wanting to try a bit of freestyle patchwork, this is the perfect project to experiment with.
This trivet makes a great gift, why not make a few for friends this year? Trim a tea towel in co-coordinating fabric or binding for a lovely house warming present or hostess gift.
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Recently I’ve been doing some speaking (in real life) to groups (of real people) about Upcycling, Refashioning and Re-imagining old stuff into new stuff. It’s been a great experience to share examples of my work and inspire others to give old objects new uses. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and it was very encouraging to meet enthusiastic people wanting to consume less and improvise more.
In one of the workshops I taught attendees how to make these decorative tassels from old unwanted t-shirts, they take about 15 minutes and you only need a pair of sharp scissors. Read on for instructions Continue reading →
This project is almost too simple to be a DIY so I’m calling it a makeover. I picked up this house shaped shadow box shelf at a thrift store for $2 quite a while ago and it’s been sitting in my laundry collecting dust for over a year. The shelf is hand made but finished quite shabbily, so it was never going to display anything fancy.
I’m quite a late convert to chalkboard paint, but it’s matte finish was perfect to hide the shelves many imperfections and rough surfaces.
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I’m really trying to inject more colour into my home. I went through a very long brown/wood/teak phase which took over my lounge room making everything look a little drab. Because I can’t really afford to redecorate fully I’m slowly making brightly coloured accessories to lift the mood of the room. (That wallpaper behind the chair is just photoshop magic).
So I present the very colourful Flower Pillow inspired by my big pile of felt scraps and a lovely piece of red wool cloth thrifted a long time ago. It has quite a scandi folksy vibe which makes me happy. It’s fairly easy to make and I’ve created a template for the applique. You can construct the cover whichever way you like, I’ve inserted a zip and have linked to a detailed tutorial showing you how.
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It’s been a long winter here in Melbourne, and I’m craving a little sunshine and COLOUR !
I can’t control the weather outdoors, but I can control the weather on my blog, so I present…The Rainbow Cloud Mobile. Just a little bit of whimsy to brighten up a corner of your world. It was so dark and stormy yesterday when I took these photos, that I was doubtful I’d have anything worth sharing, but thanks to the magic of photoshop and a late night of editing, I’ve managed to cobble something decent together.
This mobile is fairly easy (although not quick) to make. Only a few inexpensive supplies are required, and I’ve included a template for you too! It would look great in nursery, or any corner that needs a little brightening up.
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