About Me

I'm Emma, a 22 year old girl from a town in South East Queensland, Australia.

I started sewing when I was 17 and wanted to make a quilt for my nephew. From that point on I was hooked. So much so that I invested in a sewing machine for my 18th birthday. At the time I was working at Spotlight so any resistance to fabric was futile.

Since then I've sewn a lot of quilts, I don't even have a number anymore and own too much fabric. In the last year or so I broke my 'I don't sew clothes' mantra. Zips have become my friend and I have been trying to incorporate more handmade into my wardrobe. Even more recently I've fallen in love with bra and lingerie making.

In real life I work as an administration officer at a concrete plant. I have four nephews and no nieces, all of whom (after eight years) now live in the country! I'm also involved in Girl Guides and really enjoy the challenges it gives me. In fact for one of my challenges for an award I have signed up for a pattern cutting and dressmaking course.

I've also just purchased my first home (a little two bedroom unit) in March of 2015 so I'm sure you'll be seeing a little bit of it from time to time.

I also enjoy a bit of cooking every now and again, chicken and leek sausage rolls are my specialty, I've joked to my friends I would have made prime wife material 50 years ago :)

I hope you enjoy my blog. Be sure to check back to see what I've been up to.

My First Quilt

My first quilt, made when I was 17 for my nephew. It's rather terrible, polyester wadding, the biding is awful but thankfully my sister loved it :)


  1. It's wonderful to hear from someone just starting out in the "fabric" journey-I'm newly retired and finally thought I'd have all the time in the world to just sew all day - - NOT! But there is more time to really enjoy the process now-and try to make a dent in the fabric collection I have going. Keep at it -I'll bet you end up doing remarkable things you can't even fathom at this point.

    1. Thanks Betty! I wish I had time to sew all day but that isn't going to happen anytime soon!

  2. An interest in quilting is an antidote to media headlines...you are fortunate that you are developing this interest at a young age. Happy Stashing !

  3. Great story loved that fact you never disappointing yourself.
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