Monday, February 13, 2017

A Round Tuit 349

Happy Monday from Cairns!

I hope you've all had a good weekend. Mine was made all the better by my youngest trying out making profiteroles yesterday!!
She did an awesome job and they were so yummy!!


So how about you?  What have you all been up to?  Let's get this party started and find out!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this awesome 
Granny Square Phone Cosy from Kat Kat Katoen.
Just the thing to add to my list of things to make to practise my crochet skills!



Next, since it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, I had to feature some heart projects, starting with these awesome woven fabric hearts from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots.



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Friday, February 10, 2017

How to teach your kids to sew



Can your kids sew?
My kids have shown an interest on and off for years and I've helped them make things here and there.
But finally I decided it was time to add a bit of structure to their sewing learning - while still trying to keep it fun.


So I created a series of tutorials to help kids learn to sew using a pair of jeans.  
My girls used a pair each of coloured jeans they'd grown out of.


By sewing with an old pair of jeans, the kids also learn about upcycling and making use of materials you have, as well as learning a series of sewing techniques that are gradually built upon so that by the end of the course they should have enough knowledge and competency to tackle most free sewing tutorials you find online!

One of my daughters' friends has also been testing out the tutorials in my book. Here are some of the first things she made.

A fabric basket and tissue pocket.



And a cute pencil case!


Apparently, she enjoyed the sewing so much that her mum had to take her to the charity shop a few weeks later to buy her another pair of jeans to sew with! 

So if you'd like to get your kids sewing, in a fun (and cheap) way - just using materials and fabrics you have on hand. Then do take a look at my e-book - there are more details here.

Or alternatively you can just click on the 'BUY NOW' button just below this picture. 
The book costs just  AU$9.99 . 

It would make a great gift for someone - perhaps packaged up with an old pair of jeans to get them started!


Buy Now


Happy Sewing!



Monday, February 6, 2017

A Round Tuit 348

Happy Monday from Cairns!

The rains have arrived in earnest here in Cairns, with a definite start to our Wet Season!  
I love the power of the rain at times - and it's good news for our dams which were getting low, and for our garden which is a beautiful vibrant green just now!

How's the weather where you live just now? I'd love to hear!

So - time for another party and to see what creative things everyone has been up to! Let's go!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, a very cute 
Heart Shaped Pincushion from Fluffy Puppy Quilt Works.



Finally, you know I love a good upcycle - here are some pretty Embroidered Arm Warmers from an old sweater by Kiku Corner.


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Friday, February 3, 2017

10 Unique Pencil Case Tutorials




Over the years I've made so many pencil cases for my girls and their friends. I thought I'd collect all the tutorials together in one place! There is so much fun you can have making pencil cases - personalised to the interests and likes of kids!  Here's one's I have made with the links to the tutorials!























Roll Up Pencil Case


I've also made lots of personalised Pencil cases with kids names appliqued on the front. These have proved very popular and can be seen in lots of classrooms at my daughters' school!!


I do hope this has given you some inspiration for making pencil cases!  
All the tutorials are avaliable in posts or as free downloadable PDFs.
Happy sewing!

And please do check out my other sewing tutorials - there are over 150 for making all kinds of things and all different levels of sewing ability.

My Free Sewing Tutorials


I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Round Tuit 347

Happy Monday from Cairns!
I've nothing much to report from my week as our household was hit with a nasty stomach bug, so most of my time has been spent fighting that and working!

So hopefully you've all been up to some fun stuff that I can check out and be inspired by!  
Let's get this party started!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, I just love these 
Shibori Style Denim Pencil Cases from Vicky Myers Creations.



Finally, this adorable free 
Crochet Hare pattern from Frau Tschi-Tschi.


For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
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Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.


Monday, January 23, 2017

A Round Tuit 346

Happy Monday from Cairns!

This week it's back to school for my girls who've enjoyed a long 2 month summer holiday!
I managed to squeeze in a little sewing at the weekend and made a set of book covers for my younger daughter.
She chose some great fabric from my stash, and loves her new books. At least hers will stand out at school - nobody is likely to have the same covers!!

So how about you? What have you been up to this week? Let's get this party started and find out!

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Welcome to this week's linky party. A place where you can link up your posts and creations, and be inspired by others.

Tuits are very hard to come by, especially the round ones. For years people have been saying, "I'll do it as soon as I get a round tuit". Well now you can have one of your very own, and all those jobs that have needed doing will finally get done!
 
 
 
Here's my favourites from last week's party:
 
First of all, this awesome 
Envelope Clutch - a new pattern tested by Threading my Way.



Next, this brilliant DIY Earrings box from Gluesticks.



For those featured, feel free to grab a 'featured on' button here.
Creating my way to Success
----------------------------------------------------------
Now it's your turn:
Link up your own projects - old or new - no rules - just share your creativity and inspiration!
I'd love if you grabbed the button - then you can have your very own Round Tuit!
And of course we all love visitors and comments so do visit some of the other links!
By linking up here you're giving me permission to use photos from your post in features here on my blog.
I will feature my favourites on this post next week.

And I'll also pin each feature to the Round Tuit Pinterest Board.