On My Bookshelf: Sweetly Stitched Handmades (part 2)

Today I am going to share more of my makes from the book 'Sweetly Stitched Handmades' by Amy Sinibaldi (see my previous projects here). I love this book and I literally want to make everything in it - if only there were more hours in the day!

First up is my version of the 'mouse house' doll quilt.

The fabric range I used is 'Posy' by Aneela Hoey, a favourite of mine. Sadly it is now out of print so I reserve it for extra special projects such as this one.

I love those peek-a-boo house flaps! My quilt has little girls reading books underneath them (instead of mice). The quilt is completely hand-quilted which complements the hand-embroidery perfectly.

The second project I want to show you is the 'stacked hexagon mug rug'.

The hexie flower was English paper-pieced by hand. I used some of my favourite Yuwa prints here. The leaves and the patch are raw-edge applique.

And last but not least is the 'many pockets house hanging'. Perfect for all those little treasures that I cannot bear to put away into a box or drawer, and they just seem to forever float around my sewing space. Now they have a home!

For this project I have used fabrics by Dolly Henry - a cute Aussie fabric shop I recently discovered. Megan (who runs Dolly Henry) has a real eye for colour and pattern combinations and curates the sweetest bundles! The great news is that she kindly offered to give this pretty fabric bundle to one of my readers. If you would like to enter the giveaway pop over to my Instagram account and follow the instructions. Open worldwide, winner will be selected on Monday, 2 November.

I am also so happy to tell you that I won one of the rounds of the Sweetly Stitched Sew-Along, and as a prize Amy herself sent me this AMAZEBALLS parcel full of goodies. That teeny tiny sewing machine! The sweet pincushion hand-made by Amy herself! And of course the beautiful fabric !! And everything so beautifully presented, like anything Amy does. Thank you Amy!

I will hopefully come back to stitch more projects from this gorgeous book, but it's going back on my bookshelf now as I embark on a very exciting new project which will keep me busy for the next few months. I am dieing to share it with you all (like shout it from the roof tops), I promise I will do so as soon as I am permitted to. And share little sneak peeks of my secret squirrel sewing of course - keep an eye on my Instagram feed for clues!

Until next time, happy stitching!


  1. What beautiful projects, Sedef. They are all gorgeous.

  2. Oohhhh...so pretty, love your little reading girls! I am excited to hear your news, designing your own fabric line, writing a book, can't wait to find out! Good luck!

  3. I received my copy of Amy's book on Friday & want to make almost everything in it��love your version of her her projects too!


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