Monday, 31 August 2015

Footie Fan Blanket

Just sharing the progress so far on my Grandsons blanket crochet with Granny Ripples. A little way to go but getting there!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

City and Guilds Courses in Essex

If you are interested in learning how to explore, develop design and stitch there are new City and Guilds Courses staring in January at Design2Stitch Fantasia Textiles based in Coggeshall, Essex.I started out by gaining these qualifications and highly recommend them.

link to website here

Friday, 28 August 2015

Jolly Jam Jars

Look how pretty a jam jar can be with some decoupage and pretty bits!!

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Keep Calm....

Some funky fabric flowers arranged in a tea cup ready for the exhibition

Saturday, 22 August 2015

And a special party dress!

I just had to use this vintage fabric to make a layered party dress.....

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Making dresses for a special little lady...

I have been enjoying the preparation time while we waited for Baby Ava to arrive and indulged in some dressmaking on a small scale. Now she just needs to grow into them!!

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Inital pictures

My daughter and I had great fun using a range of stickers to create these prints for the nursery wall

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

As you go stripes

Close up detail of a pram blanket using up oddments of wool and trying out different stitches.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

sneaky peek

 close up detail of some work in progress for an exhibition later in the year.....
Further details on the exhibitions page....

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Vintage brooches

A selection of small brooches all ready for the exhibition
details on the exhibitions page

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Just a whisper

 Inspired by a page form my sketch book this fragile butterfly was created using layers of fabric, lace and some delicate stitching