Wednesday 14 January 2015

: : hibernating : :

hello! i am slowly coming out of my christmas hibernation, did everybody have a good break? i did absolutely nothing and it was wonderful, after a busy few weeks at college and home it was nice to simply potter about the house and do things at a leisurely pace (mainly watching movies and eating cake!)

i'm going to try and be super organised this year! so i treated myself to an erin condren planner and it is just beyond amazing! and also super adorable! i already feel more organised just having it! also this is going to be my motto this year 'believe you can and you will' this year i'm going to believe in myself and not doubt everything and that i CAN do this!

how fun are paint chips? i am cutting lots and lots of triangles to make a big doodle-y, colourful forest. i am having so much fun playing with the layout and patterns. this is the first stage, hopefully the rest of my idea will work. oh and how cute is that 'R' banner made by the lovely ink and bobbin!

i haven't touched my sewing machine in 4 weeks! but i fixed that on monday night. it is so bloomin' cold (actually i love this type of weather) it had me digging out my hot water bottle and it drastically needed a new cover. so with this brilliant pattern (seriously so easy! and even more easy if you read it properly and don't have to unpick lots) and some super cute unicorn fabric (i just stashed 5 yards of it!) i had a new pretty cover for my hot water bottle! after seeing mine, my mum has already picked fabrics for hers! 

and i'm having a little sale in my etsy shop, use coupon code JANUARY25 to get 25% off (expires 31st january). i've been having a wee think about my 'business' and i've decided i'm going to change a couple of things around *exciting* so watch this space!

rachael x


  1. Oh, I love the look of those trees!!!!!

    Happy 2015!

  2. Happy New year R! Those trees will make a fab quilt design! I hope all your dreams for 2015 come true! Jxo

  3. Paint chips are so much fun and I have seen some really great crafts done with them lately. Your forest is going to be beautiful!

  4. What a great idea with the paint chips!

  5. Busy, busy - thank you for inspiring me to make a hottie cover today xxx

  6. 5 yards? did I read that? You're not a fat eighths girl then?

  7. That water bottle cover is adorable!!! Off to check out the pattern - thanks for the heads up!