Friday, 6 February 2015

Thursday, 24 July 2014

July Jewels

I have just updated my Etsy with lots of new jewels... have a closer look here!

More New Threads....

Here are a couple more new pieces I've whipped up lately....

This one is Eva by Tessuti in a small black and white check...

And this one is another Coco but with much larger pockets...

Blackwork

A few months ago I took part in a Black work class at the lovely Ray Stitch led by the brilliant Fran Burden. I bought a book on Blackwork years ago and have always meant to pick it up, but of course have never quite got round to it, so it was great to finally get stuck in. Its incredibly satisfying! Fran had brought a huge sampler that she had made and here are a few snaps of detail....

Friday, 30 May 2014

New threads!

I have been busy making new clothes. It is so incredibly satisfying to cut, pin and sew and have a new garment to wear at the end of it. My head is now filling with endless possibilities for new pieces/colours/fabrics, i've just got to get my sewing machine rebooted after it took rather a battering during my university years (sewn one too many fabrics covered in polyfilla/paint, unfortunately its never been the same since).

My thanks go to the brilliant Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons (http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com) for creating such lovely,stylish and most importantly straightforward (!) patterns. I have loved using her Coco pattern to dust off my rusty dressmaking skills. (http://www.tillyandthebuttons.com/p/coco.html)

Friday, 16 May 2014

Our Quilt in the Guardian!

A few weeks ago a friend posted a link to the Guardian requesting tales of quilts made and given and the stories behind them. I thought our quilt making story was as good as any other, so I submitted it and a snap and forgot all about it, until last weekend when I received a text from a friend saying it was in the Saturday Guardian!

Monday, 28 April 2014

New Jewels....

All available from my Etsy shop HERE...