Sunday, 21 January 2018


I have so many new finished items to share with you, as I have been very busy behind the scenes.

This is the second Hedwig cushion I have made. I think on the first one, Hedwig was a different size.

And of course other differences between individual artistic pieces come about because I have freemotion embroidered the details in the feathers.

Hedwig is appliqued in a pearly fairy frost fabric, then feather details are embellished.

This cushion will be part of a handmade collaboration with a candle maker and polymer clay artist. I will share pictures of the trio closer to the release date in March.

I adore the licensed fabric in the borders.

Have a great day.
Rainey x

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Magickal House Elf

Hello everyone,

This is the second Dobby cushion I have made. I used the same fabrics, but the variations in the hand dyes and my hand guided machine embroidery mean that they are quite different.

I've also added a bit of shading to Dobby's face, which adds more depth.

This second one also looks a bit less angry than the first one.

I absolutely love this cushion, and so does his new owner. It's a custom piece. I have another one to make for an upcoming collaboration in the Harry Potter theme. I hope to share photos of the themed trio closer to the release date in March.

I need to get hold of some more licensed print fabric as I have SOO many ideas for this series of cushions, and maybe a quilt or two.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Rainey x

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