Lovingly Handmade, Stitch by Stitch

 ‘Being creative & making with my hands is where my true passion lies. I enjoy making items that I know will be treasured for generation after generation. Each quilt, miniature patchwork artwork & crochet toy is a labour of love. A lot of time goes in to the creation of each piece. It is an absolute thrill to see the joy my items bring to their new owners.’

Hello! Welcome to my blog. Thank you for stopping by to spend some time here where I share with you the goings on in My Making Life. I am passionate about Handmade & keeping alive traditional Arts & Crafts. I love being a part of such a wonderful & inspiring Community of Makers.

Being creative is my passion & I enjoy expressing my creativity through my favourite form of patchwork, English Paper Piecing. In particular I enjoy creating miniature quilts & motif designs. Whilst many of my sewing constituents call me crazy & tell me I’m going to go blind one day, I enjoy the intricate nature of my craft, & whilst working with such small pieces is time consuming, the finished product gives me a great sense of achievement & satisfaction.

I also enjoy making children’s patchwork quilts, & modernising patchwork designs & techniques to create home décor items. As well as sewing I enjoy crochet. I have mostly been making amigurumi toys but I’m also interested in creating home décor items, clothing & accessories.

I live in the beautiful Blue Mountains, west of Sydney Australia with my Husband Tim, our daughter Matilda alongside our rescue Cat Tink & Miniature Daschund Indie. For as long as I can remember I have filled my time with creative pursuits. As a child I enjoyed drawing, as a teen I dabbled in embroidery, but it wasn’t until my twenties that I found my love for Patchwork. I grew up with two creative parents, both of whom have encouraged me with my creative pursuits. When I’m not in my Studio sewing you’ll find me at my day job as an Interior Designer, a career that has spanned the past 13 years.

I hope you enjoy your time here. Please do visit my shop where I sell English Paper Piecing supplies as well as my handmade items. I also have a podcast which you can check out here. I love connecting with other crafters so please look me up on Facebook & Instagram.

Until next time, Happy Making!

Miss Leela x