Sewing

DIY: Swing tags for clothing (or gifts!)

If you’ve read my brief bio on the left hand side, you would’ve noticed that I designed Ambassador – a New Zealand made clothing range.

Each garment of the range has a meaningful screen printed design on it, and come with a swing tag containing the meaning. I usually get the swing tags printed on regular card stock but this year I decided to make them myself – just to add that extra bit of love to each order that’s sent on it’s way.

While I’ve applied these for garments, they could also be modified and used as gift tags!

Geometric ‘Plus’ Designed Queen-sized Quilt

Firstly, my Mum is super talented.

Secondly, my Mum is super talented.

A few months ago, she told me that for my 30th birthday (which happened to be yesterday), she wanted to sew me a quilt. Not just any quilt though, one that I could have complete creative freedom to design the pattern of and choose fabrics <insert *excitment*> !

If you’ve looked through my blog, you may have noticed that I’m currently mad about geometric design. So naturally, my starting point for the quilt design came from a Country Road facebook post┬áthat appeared on my live feed. I liked the simplicity of it and how it also reminded me of the swiss cross, and I love anything Swiss!

DIY: Woolen Blanket Bunting Tutorial

I recently bought a bunch of woolen blanket scraps from one of the local craft stores, I think the crafter had put it in the “I can’t make any more pillows with this, so I’ll sell it as scraps” pile. Then, along comes me (impulsive fabric buyer), who thinks “Surely I can make something from these pieces” and here we have the results… woolen blanket bunting! 12 pretty darn cute meters of it.. what do I plan to do with it? I have no idea!