Thursday, 29 December 2016

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas....

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas
I have lots of making planned for next year so stay tuned!
 
 
I made this wreath with my lovely friend Lynne Gilbert ....here is her blog

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Owl pinafore dress

 
Another pinafore in a wool fabric lined with gingham. This one has an Owl applique.
 
 


Monday, 19 December 2016

Elephant pinafore dress

Here is one of a series of dresses made for Ava.
The fabric in this one belonged to a dear friend and has sentimental value.
 
 
 
Ava is rocking the look!


Thursday, 15 December 2016

Sleeping bags

 
 
I have been doing a lot more sewing recently and there is always something to make for the little ones. Here are two sleeping bags which were line with fleece fabric.
 
 



Monday, 12 December 2016

A hare raising day ....

 
 
The result of a fab workshop
 
from this.......
 

                                                                     to this......



                                                            and finally......tah dah!


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Calico Bag

 
 
 
Made this pretty decorated bag at Craft Club with a painted background and some stencilling.
I think I will be making more of these........
 
 


Monday, 21 November 2016

Gelli prints and Butterflies

 
Some Gelli print circles enhanced with stamping and butterfly decorations
 
 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

A little crochet coat

I made this cute coat for my Granddaughter, love the frills and the heart patch
 
 


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Friday, 4 November 2016

In the frame .....

Scraping paint across the page with a credit card created these interesting backgrounds
 

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Coiled Pots

Made this pot using recycled fabric (a skirt) wrapped over rope
 
 



































Sunday, 16 October 2016

Happy Anniversary


A simple quick card with a sprayed background, die cut and some stamping.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Crow



Making a crow to become part of a fancy dress outfit. The body and wings were free machined adding lace and ribbon for texture. Feathers were attached to the wing section.



Saturday, 8 October 2016

Crochet dress!

Well this crochet I made for myself, it started out as a top for work but grew when I blocked it. So it now reaches my knees and I am waiting for winter to wear it with boots!

pattern from The Crochet Crowd

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Sewing Bee


Inspired by the Sewing Bee I decided to make myself some floaty summer tops. I drew around a favourite top to make a pattern (another first for me) and ended up making three. They have all been much admired....crikey!




Thursday, 29 September 2016

Last one

Something slightly different here. Hand drawn, free machined seed heads and leaves with bird appliqué. Next time I would use a heavier stabiliser as the machining distorts the fabric.



Saturday, 24 September 2016

Pink for a girl, blue for a boy

Not long before Butterflies appeared...
A lampshade in shades of blue and shades of pink. 







Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Another lampshade..

This lampshade is similar to a design I did on a workshop with Mandy Pattullo. So here are my scrappy little Hares , perfect for a nursery.


Friday, 16 September 2016

Lampshade

Inspired by a television programme featuring Marna Lunt teaching lampshade making I had a go at my own. I bought lampshades in charity shops and drew patterns for then. I them worked on my fabric collages from my fabric stash. Finishing off with hand and machine embroidery. The finished collages were hand stitched to the existing lampshade. Hard on your fingers!!