Saturday, 18 June 2016

New Items

Absolutely have loved making these little mirror compacts:

Thursday, 24 March 2016

5 Years in the making

I'm not joking.....  It's been one of those projects that has been waiting for so long for me to finish.  I had originally backed the quilt with another fabric.  By the time I had finished, I realised the fabric was see through so unpicked the whole lot and started again.  

I used a vermicelli stitch over the whole quilt and made my own bias binding.  It literally took me 5 years to get round to finishing it off and now I am not so sure I like the busy fabric and have turned it on the other side.  Anyway here is the finished article making the obligatory washing line outing...

Friday, 27 February 2015

This is my first attempt at a crocheted blanket.  It seemed a times to be a mammoth undertaking... but I did get quicker as I went along.

 I also got a bit bored and knocked this one up as well:

I love the candy coloured yarn with this one.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Quilt with rounded corners and swearing!

 Finished my third quilt and tried out rounded corners.  They are so much easier to do than using straight edges.  Also cut up my 9 year old son's old babygro and appliqued his initials on the quilt.  It's my best one so far and was much easier to finish with the quilting on the top than the others.  It was a bit tricky to get the tension right on the machine but took me half the time than the others.  Has made me want to make another for my bed - muted shades perhaps!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year!  Again it's ages since I've blogged.... but I have got a few crafty things in the meantime.  I've managed to get my things sold in this shop and this one and another one called 'In Recovery' on North Street, Bristol ....very chuffed.  Sold a few bits over Christmas too.  This picture is of a cushion I made for In Recovery, made from a tea towel designed by the very talented Susan Taylor.  I might make another perhaps in white.

This picture is of one of my stockings that was in Glass Designs. 

These are my things inside Paper Village.

These purses seemed to go down very well, so must make some more....

I had a go at making a Christmas Tree, as I had loads of Driftwood we'd picked up from various holidays and it had been sitting in the shed for a while.  Got my other half to drill holes in the wood, while I nipped down B&Q to buy a piece of dowling for the centre of the tree.  My idea was for a lovely minimalist tree..... and then the kids got hold of it! Oh well, there is always next year.....

I also had a go at making a cake stand with some old plates we drilled through with a ceramic drill bit.  I bought the kit to do it on ebay.  Made a great present, I thought.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Hello again!

It seems like ages since I blogged last.  I suppose I have been pretty busy, but also I think I lost my sewing mojo after sewing so much for the last fayre.  Other things seemed to have got in the way like going on holiday and going out and enjoying myself!  So we are back in September the kids have started school and I have promised myself I am going to start to sell my stuff properly.  Just put on etsy a load of these rabbits I made a while ago:

Monday, 21 May 2012

Southville Arts Trail

Had a fab time at the Southville Arts Trail here in Bristol at the weekend.  I shared a stall with Louise Horler from Sew Scrumptious and met some really lovely people.  

We didn't have as many customers as we would have liked, which I think was due to 2 reasons: 1) We were downstairs at the Southville Centre and people just missed us and 2) the weather was good.  I think when it's raining, people tend to just go to one venue which in that case would probably have been the Southville Centre. When the weather is good, people go and have a nose around everyone's houses and don't bother with bigger venues.  

Ah well, it was a good learning experience, still sold some stuff so not a disaster and thinking about setting up a Craft Co-operative / Collective with Louise and others.  If any of the girls we shared a space with from Southville Arts Trail want to get in touch, my email address is

Here are some of the things I made.....