Sunday, 18 November 2012

Have been making a few bits and pieces for Christmas, no big things, as I shall be working lots of hours til then.
Made this shoulder bag for a friend, I am into dresden plates at the moment, and thought it would make an interesting bag, also green is my favourite colour.
Hope to be making more of these, they are very calming, but also satisfying.

Monday, 15 October 2012

I know I have been quiet for a while, and one of the reasons is in the bed under my lovely Singer cabinet. Her name is Winnie May and she is 5 months old. She and raya are inseperable, we have had her from July, and she has already taken over Raya in size and weight, as Raya does not eat a lot, only feathers!!
 Pebbles is not quite so keen, but she does tolerate a little Winnie time....
I love having my 3 girls together.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

 Very poor I know, long time no post!
Just to prove I have been doing something here is a little selection of 8 inch cushions I have been making as gifts

 This garden cushion was a present for a friend of mine who has started a bee keeping course.
Sometime I hope to be getting some lovely organic honey.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Haven't posted for ages and ages!
Have had 2 weeks off with horrible weather.
No quilting done, but have taken a few hours out and revamped this laundry hamper
from this

A little paint spray and a Liberty fat quarter

Et voila
A brand new piece of furniture to house our dirty washing LOL
Hope to be back soon...

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Today I have had a wonderful day at my Wednesday group. My wonderful friends gave me a selection of beautiful gifts to celebrate my birthday, which is on Monday. Just look at the goodies.
Iwill take closer photos and post again, because there was too much to put in one photo!!!

Margaret has finished the top of her butterfly garden, and changed the centre medallion, it looks great Margaret!

We did have to put Magaret in the naughty corner and tell her not to talk until she had sandwiched the layers together, needless to say that did not work :-)

Shirley has been beavering away at her dancing dollies, a what a wonderful job she is doing.

Another quilt top from Shirley, she has been a busy lady, the colours are really lovely

Margaret and the full butterfly garden quilt, it is like a breath of spring, just wonderful

Me I was just plodding away at my insanity quilt, but as the hexagons are so tiny, it takes a long time to grow.

Happy stitchingx

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

I have another finish, this simple 5 inch squares quilt, simple and basic, I got this lovely calm blue from Kate, and added lots of toning blues that I had just enough fabric to cut a couple of squares from, and I like the calm overall look when it is on my sofa. Lets hope it is a while before it gets doggyfied, as the dogs are not supposed to go into the lounge.

Back to work tomorrow, so I don't suppose I'll have much energy for any of the good stuff.

Happy stitchingxx

Monday, 5 March 2012

More vintage goodies.
After finding my treasures in the vulcan box, I had a nostalgic talk with an Aunt, about how my Nan used to sew our Sindy clothes. Then voila, she passes these treasures onto me, pre printed cloth of dolls clothes. They are just so clear and very 60's

It turns out it was a 'Woman' pattern. Don't you just love the startled look on these doll's faces!

I have just finished this cushion cover using some leftover strips from the baguette bag, Moda's patisserie, which I absolutely love.

I think it has turned out Ok, but not for this chair. I am waiting to find the right fabric to cover this, no doubt I will find it soon

Please note another blogging session, I may need a long break to get over this, he he.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

OK be really impressed, 3 days in a row!!!
I bought this lovely little Vulcan a couple of weeks ago. The lovely suprise was, the little extras of vintage fabric, including a fabric doll and clothes.
This reminded me of my Nan Gladys May, she of the Singer treadle, that kind of sent me down this road:-) How she used to stitch clothes for Sindy and Tressy, (her hair grows!!).
So much emotion involved This machine does a lovely chainstitch.
My young nephews, Gabriel and Willoughby love stitching so I gave them an old Vulcan I had and they loved it! Check out their Mum, my baby sister at you will see why they are so creative.

The conversation at my Dads 80th birthday, turned into reminising, so next blog will be what happened next......

Hope you enjoy these photos of a little machine with a brilliant stitch!!

Saturday, 3 March 2012

I was meant to be covering this lovely little chair, another car boot bargain, but I guess Raya has other ideas! This is Raya's impression of a rotary cutter, anyone would think she was the boss, not me!!!!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Sewing at Kate's today, lovely sunshine and good company, Margaret has been very productive with her beautiful butterfly garden quilt This is just a 'little' something that Kate has drafted, dyed and stitched!!!

Our dear friend Pat had a little birthday bash today

Not to be outdone by my friend Shirley of Stitcherydoo fame, I made this little bag for Pat for her birthday, it really is a lovely pattern.

Pebbles has been clipped and posed for the camera, pretty girl.

Now, how can something this cute be so full of the naughtiness?? Shh don't wake her pleasssse!

Promise to my friends not to leave my next post so

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Just sharing this lovely machine, that my husband bought me at the weekend. It is a Singer 411, with cams for embroidery stitching, and is a lovely machine.It also came in this lovely cabinet with drawers and the cupboard opens so that I can sit close in and sew, a lovely piece of furniture, that has pride of place in my sewing room.

I know! I know that I am an addict, but there are sooo many lovely machines out there, what's a girl to do.
No piccys today just a relieved sigh, I am sure I am one of many people who have lost the ability to blog due to an upgrade by the powers that be, bless them, which prevents anyone who is running on anything less than Internet Explorer 9,not accessible if you have Windows XP, from accessing their blog fully.
After many hours of messing about, I have managed to access via Google Chrome, bit of a fiddle, but having resolved to start blogging again, it is a relief, anyway got to find my camera!!
Good luck to anyone with the same problem.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

This lovely pattern comes from Bunny Hill Designs, and was a Christmas present, 2010! from my good friend Shirley. These patterns can be found at
This is how my lovely kit turned out , a nice quick finish in a busy day.

This doggy has some competition though, as you can see. Raya is now a big girl, and very naughty, but we love her dearly. Pebbles is just 11 years and tired, so they are taking a well earned rest from all the naughtiness, and having a well earned sleep.

Well I have finally been shamed into posting this one is for you Shirley:-)