Saturday, 13 October 2018


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A Trip Down Memory Lane

Good Afternoon all,

The last few weeks we have had a really good declutter of our home.  Along with a few room swaps!! 

All I can say is WOW!  I never thought this house could look so good.
(Its a very odd lay out as its spread over floor levels!!  Weird or what lol)

This weekend my kiddies are at their fathers, so I thought ... mmm sewing weekend will do me thank you!!  

But no, James and Naomi (James' girlfriend) are heading from Belfast to mine to finish off the rest of the rooms!!

Oh ooo ... my quiet weekend of sewing out the window, but ... they said they will do it!!

Naomi loves to clean and organise so she is in her element.  I love to sew ... so happy days for everyone!!

Anyway, the point of this post ... as I was sorting out my stuff that was still boxed up from moving house a while ago (this is a very small house and I have, sorry had, too much stuff there was no where to unpack it too!!)

My 80's bedroom

Penpal letters and
the keys to my very first car

James' card  from his Great-Grandma for starting school!
James is now 3rd year University!
A lovely keep sake to find!! 

Well I'd better start sewing before James and Naomi arrive, otherwise I might end up with a hoover in my hands and not a needle!!  I wouldn't mind but the house is gorgeously tidy ... I think its an excuse to check its still tidy haha!! lol

I am making a jacket for Naomi's stuffed toy sheep ... long story ... that a post in it's self!!  I shall write one later on! Oh maybe she misses Shauny the sheep, since he has been here all week!!

Have a great weekend all

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

A change is as good as a rest ...

The past 2 weeks we have had a big change about in our home. It is an odd house with many levels! Storage is very tight so most of our belongings were in boxes under beds, or children sharing a room that no longer suited. 

The main room in everyones home is the living room ... well for us it was just a room that never got used. We are not ones for watching TV at all. Id rather be sewing, kids out on bikes or in their rooms chatting to friends, building lego or doing art! 

So that great big room that ended up as a 'shed for bikes' or 'storage unit' for James' uni stuff over the summer, was a waste of a room whilst we struggled for everyday storage of what we used ...

So ... we had a massive change around in the house! Its been a hard slog ...

I have taken over the living room! Its lovely and bright. New sewing bench up which is lovely and high because I bought the wrong legs ... thats a great mistake haha Sew easier to work at!!

The girls have gone into my old room, One of the boys into girls old room! Now means none of the boys are sharing. Also means the biggest bedroom now has cupboard and unit space for storage!!

The new living room is now in the dining room, which is open plan, plus right next to the kitchen!!

Love it when a plan comes together!

Happy days ...

Yummy new living room
My New Sewing Space
My lovely
organised fabrics

Have a Brilliant Day

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The things kids think ...

Good Evening,

This week we have been painting a room ready to have a big change around in the house! The aim is to create more space! My sewing station is now going into the living room ... sounds odd, but we hardly use the living room. We are not big on TV. Everyone potters around doing their own thing! The living room is the biggest room but also the most unused! Also swapping a few bedrooms anout too so the rooms suit the child and amount of 'clutter' they have!! 

So, Caras stuff is in my room at the moment ... I spotted this on her whiteboard ...

No 1 are her teddys. Totally no clue what a banana queen is haha. As for No4 ... she means dont put on her school uniform on Friday as school is closed hahaha! This made me giggle!!

Hope everyone is well!

Bye for now, Hugs


Monday, 17 September 2018

Sew .... What have I been upto?

Good Morning All,

Well, we seem to have settled back into the routine of school, the 7am alarm is a killer though haha! I got too use to being lazy, I think!  

Katie's lovely fluffy PJ's are too small for her (it's her own fault for growing lol) so, she said I could use them for a memorybear. The panda face would of been too big. So, I secretly turned the PJ top into a cushion cover. I put it on her bed and said nothing. She was totally delighted at bedtime!! 😁 Gold ⭐ for mummy!! A 5 minute sew gave me a smile I'll remember for a life time!!

Katie and her panda cushion

Last Thursday it was Roald Dahl Day 2018 Omagh Integrated Primary School joined in with this amazing celabration! They also went to watch a play at Drumragh Integrated College! Cara's class could go dressed as a character from one of Roald Dahl's books or dressed in his favourite colour ... yellow!!

I couldn't get yellow leggings to fit Cara so I altered a small pair by adding fabric either side. Then personalised one leg 😁 Since the fabric matched the Pineapple bag I had made a while ago, she used that as her school bag for the day!! One happy Cara!!

Cara ready for Roald Dahl day

The day finally arrived!! International sew a Jelly Roll Day 2018 (Saturday 15th Sept) 

The jelly roll is Play All Day by Moda. I bought it from the  USA!

I made a Tote bag with some of it.  I just have a few finishing touches to put to it then I'll post some photos!

Sew a Jelly Roll day
15th September 2018

Have a brilliant day, stay safe
Hugs Heather

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Friday, 7 September 2018

Oh Im having fun ...

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Hello Everyone,

I hope you are well and have had a brilliant day or evening, depending on where you are in the world!

The first week of being back to school seems to have gone smoothly! Lazy weekend deserved by all I think! I certainly need it!

My sunny sewing space
Katie the Swimming fish

I made another memory bear.  I made him a co-ordinating tie!
🐻😍 Gorgeous 😍🐻  

The end of the week ... fantastic ...
Katie was in the paper
I got flowers
and a new book!!

Off to be to read!!  Have a brilliant evening or even day hahaha

Please feel from to leave a comment as I would love to know what you are upto!

Bye for now,
Hugs Heather ✂✂✂✂

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Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Instagram Beatrix Potter Swap


I hope everyone is well, fit and happy!  Its starting to get a bit chilly here, in my little part of the UK!

Over on Instagram, I took part in a Beatrix Potter crafting swap.  I totally loved it.  

My parcel was received by my partner yesterday, so now I can reveal what I made and sent.

Her favourite character is Hunca Munca from the tale of two bad mice.  I had great fun making and creating a tote bag and a lap quilt.  I also added in a few extra goodies

I must see if I can find anymore swaps to participate in!

Have a great day and stay safe.
Hugs Heather

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