Too Cute to Spook Halloween

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

 


I am not a big Halloween lover because I don’t like any creepy or super scary things.  Cutesy Halloween fabric is right up my ally!

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

Riley Blake Halloween fabric

Alexander Henry Halloween fabric

Alexander Henry Halloween fabric

Timeless Treasures Halloween fabric

Timeless Treasures Halloween fabric

Cosmo Halloween fabric

Cosmo Halloween fabric

Camelot Halloween fabric

Camelot Halloween fabric

Back-to-School DIY Fabric Book Cover and Carrying Case

library books fabric by Timeless Treasures

library books fabric by Timeless Treasures

Beyond busy re-stocking up on school supplies and preparing back to school for the kids, I also hope to find some free time to read and sew this cute book carrying case with handles to carry a book around whenever I go.


 


DIY Fabric Book Carrying Case

DIY Fabric Book Carrying Case

DIY Fabric Book Covers Pattern

DIY Fabric Book Covers Pattern

No Sew Fabric Book Covers Tutorial

No Sew Fabric Book Covers Tutorial

cat library fabric by Timeless Treasures

cat library fabric by Timeless Treasures

reading girls fabric by Michael Miller

reading girls fabric by Michael Miller

Free Printable Personalized Pencil Cover & Back-to-School Fonts

Pencil Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Pencil Fabric by Timeless Treasures

You may be in the midst of your summer holidays - and I hope you are having a wonderful time - but back-to-school planning is not far away.

If your child is anything like mine, his stationery is simply disappearing from time to time. Here is a free printable from The Girl Creative, a lovely way to brighten up plain, old pencils and give them the personal touch. These are so quick to make and affordable too. A sweet gift and a lovely surprise in their pencil case at the start of the new school year.


Free Printable Personalized Pencil Cover on thegirlcreative.com

Free Printable Personalized Pencil Cover on thegirlcreative.com

Free Back-to-School Fonts on ellaclaireinspired.com

Free Back-to-School Fonts on ellaclaireinspired.com

School Supplies Fabric by Kokka Japan

School Supplies Fabric by Kokka Japan

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

School Supplies Fabric by Timeless Treasures

DIY Fabric Shoes Makeover

Timeless Treasures Shoe Closet fabric

Timeless Treasures Shoe Closet fabric

 


How adorable are these? I’ve never really thought of this before. Use some fabric scraps, mod podge, and cheap white sneakers to add value and color!


DIY Fabric Converse Sneakers

DIY Fabric Converse Sneakers

DIY Fabric Sneakers Tutorial on alittlecraftinyourday.com

DIY Fabric Sneakers Tutorial on alittlecraftinyourday.com

DIY Fabric Covered Sneakers on handmadehappyhour.com

DIY Fabric Covered Sneakers on handmadehappyhour.com

Shoe Makeover on momspark.net

Shoe Makeover on momspark.net

Timeless Treasures sneakers fabric

Timeless Treasures sneakers fabric

Alexander Henry Santa's Slippers fabric

Alexander Henry Santa's Slippers fabric

Oilcloth Pool Tote Bag

Summer swimming fabric by Elizabeth's Studio

Summer swimming fabric by Elizabeth's Studio

 


Looking for the perfect bag to make your beach and pool days a bit easier? Give this DIY reversible oilcloth tote a try for wet swim suits, water guns, lake toys. The inside can be wiped clean.


Don’t forget a matching water-resistant phone pouch to have water fun while keeping your phone safe!


Modes4u has a great oilcloth selection!

DIY reversible oilcloth tote tutorial on momitforward.com

DIY reversible oilcloth tote tutorial on momitforward.com

Oilcloth phone pouch tutiorial on brassyapple.com

Oilcloth phone pouch tutiorial on brassyapple.com

Laminate Echino Stag Fabric

Laminate Echino Stag Fabric

Laminate Echino Canvas Fabric

Laminate Echino Canvas Fabric

Laminate Echino Sateen

Laminate Echino Sateen

Riley Blake Flower Oilcloth

Riley Blake Flower Oilcloth

Hello Kitty Oilcloth

Hello Kitty Oilcloth

Japanese Culture Fabric

Kokka Dobby fabric

Kokka Dobby fabric

 


Culture shock as part of travelling. Arriving in a new country can be quite a challenge, some level of culture shock is inevitable. it is nothing to be afraid of.


Japan is a wonderful country with culture shock for the visitor, especially the “westerners” from non-Asian countries. There are many cultural differences including local languages, concepts of time, meeting and greeting and religion, let alone the traditions of Samurai, Geisha or Ninja, the tea ceremony, calligraphy, pottery, haiku, you name it.


Timing the trip at sakura cherry blossoms season or Summer Festival to explore your “once in a life time experience” in Japan. Of course don’t miss the very best part of Japanese cuisine!

Geisha fabric by StudioE Fabrics

Geisha fabric by StudioE Fabrics

ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman

ninja fighter fabric by Robert Kaufman

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Japan Culture Shock Fabric

Bento Sushi Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Bento Sushi Fabric by Timeless Treasures

cherry blossom ball fabric by Cosmo Japan

cherry blossom ball fabric by Cosmo Japan

London Fabric

Riley Blake London Queen's Guards Fabric

Riley Blake London Queen's Guards Fabric

 


Travelling from Paris to London can be as short as 2.5 hours with Eurostar high-speed train. That means you can enjoy the best croissant in Paris in the morning and indulge in a spot of afternoon tea in London with style.


Of course don’t miss the famous British icons like Big Ben, Tower Bridge, big wheel London eye, London Queen’s Guards, double-decker buses and even the red phone booth.


Timeless Treasures London Fabric

Timeless Treasures London Fabric

Robert Kaufman London Fabric

Robert Kaufman London Fabric

Riley Blake London Fabric

Riley Blake London Fabric

Paris Fabric

Michael Miller Paris Fabric

Michael Miller Paris Fabric

 


If there was no heatwave, which its temperature soared to 39.7 degrees Celsius and claimed as many as 3,000 lives, I would love Paris with a view of famous attractions like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower, the classical or chic fashion style from Paris and the world’s very best restaurants.


Paris fabric of Eiffel Tower, Triumphal Arch, Notre Dame, Louvre

Paris fabric of Eiffel Tower, Triumphal Arch, Notre Dame, Louvre

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris Eiffel Tower fabric by Timeless Treasures

Paris romance fabric by Cosmo Japan

Paris romance fabric by Cosmo Japan

Paris Pin-ups fabric Timeless Treasures USA

Paris Pin-ups fabric Timeless Treasures USA

Map Fabric Will Inspire You To Lose Yourself And Travel

London New York Tokyo Paris fabric by Timeless Treasures

London New York Tokyo Paris fabric by Timeless Treasures

 


“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves, and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.” – Pico Iyer


Truthfully though, your next stop is home too, and the next. Enjoy the travelling.


Michael Miller Maritime Fabric 'Nautical Map'

Michael Miller Maritime Fabric 'Nautical Map'

USA panel fabric by Timeless Treasures

USA panel fabric by Timeless Treasures

map fabric with animals by Kokka Japan

map fabric with animals by Kokka Japan

world map fabric by Timeless Treasures

world map fabric by Timeless Treasures



Christmas Fabric in July

Ice Crystals Xmas Fabric

Ice Crystals Xmas Fabric

The heatwave brings hottest July day on record across Europe from soaring temperatures and shows no signs of easing. I wish the latest Christmas fabric collection cooled myself down a bit.


Glitter Christmas Fabric

Glitter Christmas Fabric

Reindeer Christmas Fabric

Reindeer Christmas Fabric

Mini  Santa Claus glitter fabric

Mini Santa Claus glitter fabric

Christmas tree fabric Michael Miller

Christmas tree fabric Michael Miller

Christmas Elves Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Christmas Elves Fabric by Timeless Treasures

Christmas Lovebirds fabric Michael Miller

Christmas Lovebirds fabric Michael Miller

Timeless Treasures  Christmas Dogs Flannel Fabric

Timeless Treasures Christmas Dogs Flannel Fabric

Robert Kaufman Polar Bear Christmas Fabric

Robert Kaufman Polar Bear Christmas Fabric

Glitter Owl Christmas Fabric

Glitter Owl Christmas Fabric