Category Archives: sewing machines

Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash (the reason behind missed blogs)

This is why my blogs do not get done as often as they should be, the Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash has taken over, from small beginnings to nearly every month somewhere around WA an event is being held.

below are some of the pictures from the days we have had in Mundaring, Bunbury, Toodyay and others are being planned as everyone has so much fun.


Busy Busy Hills Fabric and Craft De-Stash, one year on.

It has been a long time since I have had chance to get on here and write a blog on anything, be it about clay creations, sewing or the de-stash events and even life. Tonight I am going to at least write about what has been occupying me the most, my de-stash events.

Well it is now a year in and I have held four de-stash events so far and they are just getting bigger each time, it is so awesome to see so many come together and help each other out in different ways.

We have raised money for the local bush fire brigade, helped out with collecting fabrics for  a prison release program, made bags for SARC, and currently we are raising money and goodies for Cancer Quilts Against Cancer, it has been an amazing journey.

I could not have done any of it without of the amazing people I have had involved along the way.

We are now onto our fifth event in a just under two weeks time and also we have just released an event in Bunbury at the request of the ladies down there.

thumbnail_hills-fabric-cdIt has been such an amazing time that I can not wait to tell you all about how the next one pans out.

And I shall try very hard to update my blog at least monthly with clay and sewing works for your enjoyment.

That That Quilt, A Step Closer.

This quilt is taking me forever to get done, in the last few days I have finally and I mean finally gotten the last rows of 25 squares sewn together, and that is 25 rows of 25, a feat and a half, now I must put it aside again and get onto some other sewing, like the request for a new dress (for me) and new shirt (for him), and both before my birthday.

Before I do though, let me tell you about a few of the fabrics I have used in this. The green lace for example came from an old dress, past it’s use by date but perfect for this job, th printed fabrics I have created both with screen printing a dragon that I drew up then cut into squares, the yellow is from an op shop, just a remnant that I saw had possibilities.

Stay tuned for next month as I sew each row together.

Bernina Nova

DSCN2367Think I am in love, this little beauty weighs in at ouch that hurts to lift, and does she ever pack a punch with sewing through five layers of denim, ah bliss so wanted one like this for so long and wow she is making the mens aprons so much quicker to make, and no arguments either she just does.

Sewing Machines from Swapmeet at Weekend…

On the weekend a swapmeet was held at the local Sharing Center and I helped out due to a person not turning up so I got to have fun with sorting out their op shop and in the process I found three sewing machines to buy, I spent all of $25 so even if only one works I am doing okay.


One a Singer Fashion Mate 360  without a foot of power lead (this could be fun) a Janome no model number and a Necchi Super Nova Ultra with cam wheels and an amazing array of feet, this one I can not wait to have a go at, no instructions so shall be relying on Google’s help (found a site to order instruction book)


Now this is one very cool machine, and oh so heavy to lift, it has cams for all sorts still to be worked out and so many feet I did not know even existed, this girl is going to have fun finding out about it.

Oh and of course more fabric.


Close up of the cam’s and feet (ten feet), I still need to research more about them.