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Stay home, stay safe and keep your mind active with a new hobby…


Wow what a time we are living in at the minute, it all just feels so surreal…

As someone who has suffered anxiety and depression in my past, and still continues to , I find myself in peaks and troughs, but this is a real struggle… its the daily worry, reading/listening to the news that is consuming my every thought.

I’m trying to only put the news on once a day, but I find myself reading the daily updates as they come through on my phone, its so difficult to find a balance, of knowing enough, but not letting it take over…

I tell myself to keep busy, and fortunately I am in a job which allows me to work from home, although some of my work is no longer needed or has been put on the back burner till all this is over, there is still work for me to do, and for that I’m grateful.

So as I sit here consumed in my little world of worry, I thought I would upload this post and share some free patterns I wrote recently, in the hope it may help you to take your mind of things, and relax… I also wanted to reintroduce a quilt along myself and Dawn did last year, its a sampler, which means each block is different, so you can take your time over each one, and when sewn together becomes something to truly cherish #sweetestthingsampler

First pattern I wanted to share with you is my Lemon zest tea cosy. The fabrics I used are from Craftcotton, but obviously at times like this, any fabric will work

Click the links below to download my free print friendly PDF’s


Lemon zest kitchen accessories – Tea Cosy Pattern

Lemon zest kitchen accessories – Oven Glove Pattern


Under the sea bathroom accessories – Toiletry Roll Pattern

Under the sea bathroom accessories Toilet Roll Storage holder Pattern


The sweetest thing sampler is made up of 25 blocks, 12 samplers and 13 Irish chain blocks, it contains lots of different techniques, so there is something for everyone.


The tutorials for each block can be found on Dawn blog

Myself and dawn designed this quilt along together, and so we put all the patterns in one place, where you can also find all the fabric requirements you need in Dawn online shop:

Stay safe, and stay indoors.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing


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