Sunday, 15 January 2012


Welcome to my new blog!
With most of the women in my family avid crafters it was inevitable that finally I would follow in their foot steps.
Recently, I've started to turn my hand at a few different crafts- mainly quilting and cross stitch.
I've created this blog to track my projects and to share my ups and downs.

After using my nana's sewing machine for a few months it was pretty clear that I had fallen  for quilting. So for christmas I had a little word with santa investing in my new sewing machine. A Janome. Here it is ....
 Image DetailIf your anything like me having a new gadget to play with is pretty exciting. This sewing machine is awesome I would totally recommend it to any newbe. As a novice I have found this sewing machine easy to use with loads of handy tools to help you out- I especially love the hare to tortoise tool as it stops me from going way too fast when pressing the peddle.

Project 1

This weekend I desided to make the patchwork heart kit I had recently bought.
I've never really been one to follow instructions properly especially when they aren't very clear so I basically chose to attempt this one blind and thankfully the end product was totally worth it.
I cut the heart into 6 parts and straight stitched them together. I then chose to try out a pattern stitch on my janome to make it look a little more profession. A great idea if I do say so myself. So easy to do- set the machine to a pattern stitch and just keep the material straight as it passed through the machine- hey presto a lovely pattern down the seam.
I made the back plain with calico and finished with a button and ribbon.

Til next time: Keep Crafting

Ashleigh x


  1. Minhas maquinas de costura tambem são Janome,adoro.Com certeza você vai fazer lindos trabalhos com a sua Janome.

  2. I'm really loving my Janome- so easy to use. Love it!