Edita Sitar wall hanging from her Craftsy Course

I love Craftsy and I love learning new skills and techniques. This week I enrolled on a course on Craftsy by Edita Sitar called Garden of Quilted Possibilities. Wow! I could listen to her talking for hours, such a lovely voice and accent.

My parents are moving house soon so I decided to make a wall hanger/table runner with the word ‘home’ on using the templates and instructions from Edita’s tutorial. I chose floral chintzy fabrics as my mum will like that sort of thing (sorry Dad! You get what your given!).

So easy to follow and construct. The hardest part was setting my machine up for free motion quilting. I hate adjusting tensions! Then I feel so much pressure to get it right and neat plus making sure the back doesn’t get all puckered. I realised after about 5 minutes of quilting that I was so tense I kept forgetting to breath.

Well here it is all finished. I left the lettered unquilted as I thought they popped out more.

I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in appliqué and quilting.



New toilet roll cover design

Well today was one of those days when inspiration came again and slapped me around the chops. So far I have a poodle, a rainbow, a pig and a snowman toilet roll cover in my collection. But today I decided that what was needed was a dog! I little chocolate coloured doggy. Here is a quick sneak preview of the face! Oh and I also finished another new feign today – a pretty pink fairy toadstool cover.


More on the new pair tomorrow!

New Bunting Cards in our Etsy Store

Squeakerchimp has been busy inventing again and are pleased to now be able to reveal the newest items to join the our shop on etsy. Here we go!

photo 2  Click on the links to go directly to the item in our etsy store – https://www.etsy.com/listing/202174551/bunting-card-blank-retro-flowers-bunting?


Click on the links to go directly to the item in our etsy store – https://www.etsy.com/listing/202184159/bunting-card-blank-card-strawberry?

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Click on the links to go directly to the item in our etsy store – https://www.etsy.com/listing/202164552/bunting-card-blank-ice-cream-lolly?

Each card is hand made from wonderful brown craft paper style card stock for a natural feel. The bunting is made from paper and the tops of each row has been hand embroidered using DMC silks in complimentary colours. Each card is blank, so they can be used for any occasion be it birthdays, thanks you, get wells, good lucks or congratulations. They come with matching envelopes to complete the look.







Poodle Toilet Roll Covers are Back!

Oh yes, a true throw back to the 50s and 60s toilets of our youth. No toilet was complete without one of these toilet accessories. Why have a plain old toilet roll on display when it was be disguised with this cheeky chap. He is hand crochet in worsted weight yarn from a pattern based on those originally make in the 1950s and 1960s era. He is very strong and done with a close stitch (like amigurumi) to make a nice frim body, no nasty toilet paper showing through!

Here is a link to this chap on etsy – https://www.etsy.com/listing/195716256/poodle-toilet-roll-cover-crochet?ref=shop_home_active_14

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I love crochet and I love retro so this was the obvious choice to design and make. We have several in our house and they always bring a smile to your face when you visit the little room.

Like the idea but not this design? Click on this link to view our Over the Rainbow Cover –


We have all sorts of wonderful items in our new etsy store – come and visit us