Monday, 8 July 2019

No Business Like Sew Business


Today I was in the newspaper!!

The Tyrone Herald did a lovely write up.๐Ÿ˜

This is an absolutely fantastic write up. ๐Ÿ˜€

I cannot stress enough how good sewing and crafting is for Mental Health.

My aim now is to get sewing clubs into a few more schools!

Have a lovey evening.



Saturday, 6 July 2019

Good Afternoon all,

The school summer holidays have srarted! One week down, 7 to go ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜Š

We go on our holidays very soon! I cannot wait!

The start of July is the start of #sewasoftie which is run by Coloured Buttons AKA Trixi, in Australia.

Each day of July a different blogger posts a tutorial, on their blog, showing how to make a cute softie!

The Duchie below is the one I made from Trixi's tutorial ๐Ÿ˜ 

My day is 9th July ... which is also my birthday! ๐ŸŽ‚

Im really looking forward to that day!

Heres a photo of me sewing!

The memory bears I made for the teachers gifts caught the attention of the local newspaper!

They are doing a write up on my sewing and the benefits of sewing! It will be amazing to have sewing publicised! The health benefits needed shouting about! Arts & crafts are great for the body and soul ❤

Me Sewing 

Toys I Have Made
I love this photo! Cross Stitch and Sewing side by side! My two favourite hobbys ๐Ÿฅฐ

Teddy and
Summer Fairy
I finally made my Dresden Plate Quilt Blick into an actual cushion lol I made  the cushion cover quite some time ago but never actually finished it off! 

Here 'she' is in all her beautiful glory!
I just love the quilting detail.
Quilted Cushion

Details on Cushion

Quilting Details 
I had better get my tutorial finished off and ready to post on Tuesday ๐Ÿฅฐ Then start getting my holiday bags packed ๐Ÿ˜

Have a great weekend!


#homemade #keepsakesbyheathermakes 

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Making Happy Memories

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Good Evening all,

Well thats the kiddies off school now until September!
In Northern Ireland our school break for Summer on the last weekday in June.

This year was Katie's last year at Primary school, so to mark her leaving we made her teacher and Headteacher a lovey gift each ... I would say that they are unique gifts ๐Ÿ˜

I made them memory bears out of the kiddies spare school uniform!

Memory bears made from school uniform
I also made two butterfly hangers for two different teachers!

Lots of teacher sewing was happening in my home!!


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These are just a few lovely sewn pieces from the students of the Sewing Club

Here is too a summer time full of fun and mischief!
we are off on holidays soon.  I am so looking forward to it, I'm so ready for it!

I think over the summer I will do some cross stitching whilst watching the tennis and cycling! 

Time for a chill out and a give my sewing machine a rest from me hahaha!!

Have a fun safe summer everyone