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Fiona Tully
My little corner of the world
Sharing dreams, designs and doings from my little corner of the world.
Interests: I love to sew, stitch, bake, garden, read, swim, play tea-parties, dream, reminisce, take photos, eat chocolate, watch cheesy reality TV shows, and write lists. I can’t dance or do math.
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As soon as I saw the A Beautiful Thing fabric range from Zoe Pearn, I fell in love and knew I had to design a new quilt! I had lots of fun cutting, placing, piecing and planning with this fabric range. Sharon at MDR Quilting Servies worked her magic with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
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You may have seen a book called One Yard Wonders full of great projects that use one yard of fabric. It was such a sucess that a second book followed. It was Fabric by Fabric One Yard Wonders, and had many projects which again used one yard of fabric, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
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Hey there! Long time, no see! I've been so busy sewing and pattern writing that I havent had a chance to blog and let you know what's new! The Snow Trio are made up of Ella the Snow Queen, her red-haired sister Annie, and their snowman buddy Ollie. When play... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
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Do you have a part of the quiting process that you really dislike? For me it's basting, and machine quilting (I think if I had a bigger table and the quilt didn't drag all over the floor, machine quilting would be more fun!) But wouldn't it be nice to piece... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
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Sometimes, I'm super lucky, and am able to have a little play with some new fabric a few weeks before it hits the shelves. You may remember last year I designed the Flutter By Butterfly quilt, using gorgeous fabrics from Melly & Me. Just when I thought Melly couldn't possibly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
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Just before Christmas, I received an early present - a fat quarter bundle of the beautiful Nellie Hill fabrics, by Rosalie Quinlan. It's so pretty, I decided I wanted to design a quilt that would showcase the fabric. I came up with a pattern that I call "Fat Love Skinny... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Two Brown Birds
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Thanks so much to eveyone that entered the pattern giveaway. The winners were Pauline, Jody and Janelle, and all have been emailed. I really wish I could have given everyone a gift though. Well, Christmas is about giving, so I decided I should have a little present for each of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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I have a thing for Gingerbread Houses. They don’t have to be made of gingerbread – it’s more the pretty sparkly lollies and sugar that draw my eye. (cutest tissue box ever!) One of my more recent patterns is for a Gingerbread House Pincushion. I loved making this – choosing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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It’s almost Christmas time, and I have presents! Time for a Christmas Giveaway! I’ll use a random number generator to draw three winners on Monday the 16th of December. Here are the prizes. One winner will receive my pattern for Ralph, and creative card for the Matilda Mouse Pincushion. Another... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
I love her!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2013 on Avalyn at little cotton rabbits shop
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I have three new PDFs in my online store today. Sparkles is new to PDF patterns. He is quick and easy to make. Pudd (rhymes with "wood" - short for Pudding) is cute and cuddly, and looks great on the Christmas table. The last PDF pattern for today is Ralph.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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Christmas is coming! Today three of my Christmas patterns have been added to my PDF store. Pop over and have a look! Happy stitching, Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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Two of my patterns from earlier this year are now available as a PDF downloads from my online store. More coming soon! Happy stitching, Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
My plans are for some pincushions for presents, some bunting to decorate my home,and a nativity set for my girls to play with!
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Peppa, Poppy and Pixie are dressed in their best for a day of fun together. These lovely kitties are made from wool felt and have cotton dresses, and knitted jackets with blanket stitch accents. Their dresses can be left plain, or you might choose to embellish them with a crochet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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WARNING! - Cutness overlaod ahead! Recently I was so lucky to work with some of the gorgeous new "Snug as a Bug" fabric from the fabulous designer Melly and Me. This range is just gorgeous - little butterflies, bugs and other garden creatures are scatterd across the fabric amongst a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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WARNING! - Cutness overlaod ahead! Recently I was so lucky to work with some of the gorgeous new "Snug as a Bug" fabric from the fabulous designer Melly and Me. This range is just gorgeous - little butterflies, bugs and other garden creatures are scatterd across the fabric amongst a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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If you're reading this, chances are, you enjoy sewing, and sew for relaxation and fun. But even when we're having fun, we can all use a helping hand. That's where this little guy comes in. Though this little owl is sleepy, he's a great help when it comes to sewing.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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A new creative card from me today. This Pretty Little Pincushion is super quick and easy to make. I love making them from scraps of my favourite fabrics, and the bottom of the pincushion is made from wool felt. I've already decided that these will make a nice little Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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This month I have a little scrap-busting project in "Patchwork and Stitching" magazine. (image copyright Express Media Group) These cute little cutlery holders are so quick to make up, and perfect for using up scraps of fabric, and left over batting. I plan to make one for each place at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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This month I have a little scrap-busting project in "Patchwork and Stitching" magazine. These cute little cutlery holders are so quick to make up, and perfect for using up scraps of fabric, and left over batting. I plan to make one for each place at the table to hold the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
Oh my daughters would LOVE these! thankyou!
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7 years! Well done! I love to spend my spare time crafting, gardening, baking and reading!
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2013 on 7 years at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Phew! Things have been busy behind the scenes here at Two Brown Birds, and I have three new patterns to show you, all made with precuts! The first is called "A Little Bit in Love". When I saw the quilt for the first time after the work done by the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2013 at Two Brown Birds
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I am so excited to have a project in "Patchwork and Stitching" magazine this month. My pattern, "Little Lovelies" is a collection of four pretty pastel pincushions. (image copyright Express Publications) These little pincushions are great for using up scraps, and make quick easy presents - and lets face it,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Two Brown Birds