Superhero Quilt

Last year I saw a few superhero rag quilts on Pinterest that looked awesome!

Superhero Rag Quilt

Superhero Rag Quilt

I hadn’t done much quilting, and I hadn’t made a rag quilt before. I wanted to do a really good job of it, as I wanted to make it for my son. I think I must have tried the rag quilt 4 or 5 times, before I came to the decision to ditch the rag and make a “normal” quilt πŸ™‚

I got all the logos from Google Images, and just traced them out from my monitor onto paper.

I’m so happy with how it turned out! And my son loves it too πŸ™‚

P.S. I didn’t write up a tutorial or anything as there are a lot of awesome tutorials online already, and I’m certainly not the best quilter πŸ™‚

My Superhero Quilt


Thomas & Percy Baubles

Our friends have a little boy who absolutely loves Thomas the Tank Engine. So I thought I’d make some Christmas decorations that incorporated Thomas to give as a gift!

Thomas Baubles

I have made up a pattern if you’d like to make some too πŸ™‚

Pattern –> Thomas Baubles

P.S. Just a note that all my patterns are for personal use only. Please don’t copy them and sell them or anything like that πŸ™‚

Soap Cosy

This year I have been trying to think of handmade gift ideas, and one of those was a soap cosy. My parents get this really nice soap from Beauty and the Bees, they smell delicious! So that made making cosies for them quite delightful πŸ™‚

Soap Cosy

I made up a pattern as I went along, so you can make one too if you like πŸ™‚ Mine are just a plain colour because this was the only colour I had in cotton.

Pattern –> Soap Cosy

P.S. Just a note that all my patterns are for personal use only. Please don’t copy them and sell them or anything like that πŸ™‚

T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy

We started watching Doctor Who this season (season 8) and really love it! I thought it would be so cool to make a T.A.R.D.I.S. tea cosy! I looked around for patterns, but couldn’t find anything that I liked the whole look of, so I decided to make my own.

My first attempt was a little baggy…

T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy Mk I

So, I made a few changes…

T.A.R.D.I.S. Tea Cosy Mk II

I’m really chuffed with how the second one turned out πŸ™‚

I’ve written out a pattern if you’d like to make one too πŸ™‚

Pattern –> TARDIS Tea Cosy

P.S. Just a note that all my patterns are for personal use only. Please don’t copy them and sell them or anything like that πŸ™‚

My Very First Post!

I’m so excited to write my very first post!

My latest completed project around the house has been overhauling an entertainment unit that we use to house some toys in our play area. I don’t have a before photo of it, as I didn’t think to take one! But… it was not in the best condition… it was white andΒ the laminate was peeling off, so there was bits of brown on it too. We got it second-hand for pretty cheap, so I wasn’t too bothered that it wasn’t in the best condition.

I had a look on Pinterest and found some good advice on painting over laminate surfaces. The basics are to:

  1. Apply a prep coat – I used British Paints Prep 4 in 1.
  2. Apply a few coats of acrylic paint – the colour I chose was Ace of Spades from British Paints.
  3. Apply a few coats of varnish – I used British Paints Water Based Clear Varnish

(No, I’m not being sponsored by British Paints πŸ™‚ They just seemed the best value for money)

Before I started though, I scrapped off as much laminate as I could from the areas where it had peeled off.


The top of the unit I painted with blackboard paint so we can draw on it! I really like this idea as you can adapt it to whatever you’re playing with – train tracks, roads, letters and numbers, or just drawing.

I had been searching for containers to use for a while… I was thinking of using crates or something like that, but I couldn’t find the right size, or when I found the right size I didn’t like the colours, or it was too expensive. I ended up finding some fabric drawers at Bunnings for $6.99 each.

Next I made some labels! This was one of my favourite parts as I love making signs and things. I wanted a playful font so I downloaded a free version of the Peppa Pig Font. I made the labels in Microsoft Publisher, but I’m sure you could do it in Word as well. I found some nice images in Google Images. I like getting images that have a transparent background, so if you’d like to do that too it’s pretty easy.. you just click Search Tools, Color, Transparent.

Google Images - Transparent

Once printed, I laminated them, then cut them out and stuck them on the drawers.


I’m so excited with how it’s turned out!


Yay! πŸ™‚