Rachel has a great variety of wonderful sewing projects on her Four Wise Monkeys blog, and lots of free tutorials for you to enjoy too. She’s up next with a cute-as-can-be review of the new Maya Ruffled Shirt and Skirt pattern from Modkid.

Hi, I’m Rachel Measham-Pywell and I blog at www.fourwisemonkeys.blogspot.com. I live in Ballarat, a regional town in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our four children Ayden, Callum, Kane and Maya.

By day I work for a not for profit organisation in a management role and in my spare time I like to sew.

Inspired by colour and a love for fabric, I enjoy making and designing fun projects for kids. I’ve been sewing for around 17 years and make bags, quilts and clothing, and pattern test too. My designs can be found in craft and decorating magazines, as well as online tutorials.

Visit my blog to read about my family and stitching time, where I escape from the paperwork and the housework and try to use up every last fabric scrap.