I first came across Val's blog when a Down to Earth Forum member linked to a great tutorial Sewing Machine Mat with Pockets by Tonya at The Crafty Mummy. As I had a look around Tonya's blog I realised that she lived in the same town as myself which was amazing. Then I clicked on a few links and eventually found Val's Journey of a Stitcher. What a treasure trove of inspiration for anyone who enjoys sewing whether it be quilting, embroidery or just sewing a coat hanger cover!
Val has a Craftsy Pattern Store where you can purchase her patterns including
There are also some free patterns that Val has kindly shared like this
...and a Thread Catcher which I need to make ASAP.
The children haven't been forgotten and they have their own category as well. I think I will be making one of these for my little grandson when he is a bit older. 'My Tool Cupboard' has three dimensional tools which are removable for pretend play and the sets of drawers open to reveal their contents.
Another really cute pattern is 'My Wardrobe' which is an interactive toy as well as a wall hanging. Lily, the doll, lives in a pocket on the back of the wardrobe and the outfits can be removed to play dress-ups with her and then be put away again for another day.
Photos used with permission.
Val has just launched her Free Block of the Month Wall Quilt - Keys to Contentment.
The verse on Block One is from Hebrews 13:5 'Be Content with Have You Have'. If you would like to join in and make one of these quilts do share a photo with Val when you have finished or just to show her your progress. It is always so refreshing to have those who read one's blog to connect and just say 'Hi' and especially so for those who put so much time and effort into writing up tutorials. You can also find Tutorials on her blog as well.
So when you have time to have a browse around, do check out Val's blog and Craftsy Store. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!