Tuesday, 16 January 2018


Well, hello! I've already missed a few days and will have to back-post what I've been making!

But today I started and finished two things. Which is in itself amazing. Usually it takes more than one day to make something, even something small-ish, as I am right in sync with one part of the making e.g. the machine applique, and not really in the mood to finish it into a cushion. Or vice versa.

This results in some days with heaps of finished items to show and others with progress pics.

First I embellished this hand towel with some satin.

 It is so luxurious, the hand towel cost more than any of my regular full sized towels!

 I thought it would be beautiful for a guest hand towel, or

 to make every day magickal in a personal ensuite.

 Nobody wants the kids wiping goo on their special hand towel!

Then I made this, very special Uni-cushion.

I named her Sparkle.

 The body is made from fairy frost glitter, and this is repeated in the border. The mane, tail, hooves and horn are also made from fairy frosts, then free motion embroidered with feathers adornments in the mane and tail.

I adore these projects at the moment, and they sell better for me than quilts, for which I need to charge more money for time and materials.

Have a sparkly day.
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Monday, 15 January 2018

The rainbow butterfly

Hello everyone,

This next cushion - the rainbow butterfly is for an upcoming collaboration in March. The theme for the three items is rainbow butterfly.

I will post pictures of the finished trio probably in about a month or so. Why have I made it so early? Because silly me, I am trying to make about 17 items for that week, and need to start now or they will not be made in time.

I am very grateful for the collaboration groups, because the inspiration coming to me is superb. When the stimulus just works, the results are fantastic.

 I know that I will be making at least another 2 of these after the collaboration event, just because they are so gorgeous. Perfect for a little girls' room. I love the contrast of the black with the bright batiks.

Thanks for stopping by. xo

Sunday, 14 January 2018


Hello everyone, Today I am sharing a stunning uni-cushion completed for a custom order. 

 I adore the cloud fabric with rainbows, and only have enough of it for one more cushion.

 I bought the fabric at one of my local quilt shops, but it's very pricey there, and they sell that particular fabric for $32 per metre. Needless to say, I don't buy much there, if I can get it elsewhere.

 The body is made from fairy frost fabrics, the wings are made from Shimmer.

I put it onto my facebook page Sew Rainey Sew , and immediately had requests for 2 more the same. Who would've thought? I made one very similar last year and it didn't sell for ages. You just can't tell what will go and when... and I think the colours really make it special.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Beary Nice and a little bit Corny

Hello everyone,

I totally enjoyed making this teddybear cushion using patterns from Lil Blokes in Bendigo,Victoria. I ordered the pattern and some fabrics and some pencils from Lynn, and she sent me instructions on how to make the faces.

I adored making them, and I love the way the faces came up looking 3 dimensional.

Looking at the cushion overall afterwards, I would say these "country" themed colours are not as popular as purple, pink and teal at the moment.

And this cushion probably seems quite dull in comparison to others I have been working on.

Saying that, I just mean that it doesn't appeal to everyone, but then what does? Although it hasn't found a home yet, I am sure that it will in the near future.

I also bought a golly pattern from Lil Blokes as my sister is expecting her second bub in March, and I have some stitching to do! Looking forward to showing and telling when I get that started (but first to finish the Toy Story quilt for my other nephew!)

Oh! And here is an update on a custom uni-quilt. Chosen in fairy frost glitter pink background, this is what I have done so far.

Next, free motion embroidery details on the unicorn, and then it's off for quilting.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Confessions of a Sewing Addict

I have a confession to make.

I have been very busy making and creating, and selling! So busy that I haven't kept up with my blog since last August. And so, I will endeavour to go back to fill in some information so that this record of my creations will not be lost.

Just last night I made these two tarot card/oracle card bags.

Wolf Spirit Animal, with some beading, sequins and moon charm.

As usual, the photos just don't do the finished piece justice. The colours are gorgeous. It was the fabric that inspired me of course, and it was just a fat quarter with a few animals on it, all hodge podge.

Raccoons Spirit Animal, with some beading, sequins and mini dream catcher.

I am enjoying the creating, and enjoying the influx to my stash. A little bit of income is always useful as a topper upper. My sweetheart says that I don't sew to make money, I sell to add to my stash. And of course he is right!

 I love the way these little guys seem to be starting at the butterfly, or the dream catcher.

Until next time, which hopefully won't be so far away.
Rainey x

Monday, 8 January 2018

Oracle and Tarot Card Bags

This is the first bag made with a gorgeous sliver of a fabric that looks to be Canadian inspired. It's not even a fat quarter, just a sample from the travelling sales rep's cards.... and I am going to enjoy using every piece of it.

This is Bear Spirit Animal, as a tarot bag/oracle cards bag.

I've added a few sequins and beads. The fabric is more divine than you can see. And this little bub is on it's way to it's forever home already.

And this is another oracle cards bag that has been knocking to be made for some time. It's for an Angel lover, and features a fairy frost fabric bag (shimmers like angels wings), with 3D handmade flowers, embroidery and angel wing charms.

I wonder what Spirit will inspire me to make next?

Also on it's way to it's forever home, with 2 other special bags.

What a blessing it is to create, and bring joy to others!

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Puff Baby

Hello everyone

This is Puff Baby, the dragon that even in infancy brings themes of strength, self growth, rising above circumstance and seeing a situation clearly.
Made using metallic gold feature fabric for the body, shimmery and glittery fabrics with a dragon eye border. Plain back backing.

I've used a Tula Pink cat fabric for the border, because to me it looks like dragon eyes as well.

The body is a metallic gold feathery print, that suits dragon scales wonderfully.

He is a little sweetheart. Dragon came into play for me big time at the end of last year.

 I think I will make some other baby dragon cushions.