Sunday, 6 December 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
I finally managed to get back into my workroom over the weekend, its still a work in progress with floorboards still to be screwed down and a new storage unit to be built, but I thought you would like to have a look through the new window
I have had a few projects that I wanted to get underway and fancied one that used lots of fabric scraps (am I the only person who NEVER throws scraps away no matter how tiny!?) it was great to get delve into fabric that i had to pack away months ago
Stitched them all together and created some fabric stars for the Christmas tree
The inspiration for the stars came from here
So I raided the ric rac box, got the scissors out and after a wizz on the machine I came up with these lavender and wheat drawer fresheners
As for the building work, it is still not finished - we are 3 weeks over the original completion date and will be lucky if it gets finished before Christmas - Henry belongs to the builders but he is like one of the family now as he lives in the hall and I talk to him every day :-)
Saturday, 3 October 2009
Our darling dog likes to sit next to us in the evening and she has not learnt to wipe her feet properly so I need to ensure we do not get muddy paw prints on the fab covers. I tried a red blanket.......
I also tried my crochet blanket folded nicely, but neither looked right...........
So here is the start of it - I used to love patchwork like this when I was a teenager and it has brought back happy memories of my sewing time with my grandmother.
I have made 300 patches, most of them different...
Now talking of special friends I had emailed a friend from the SSC who runs a textile recycling centre to ask her if she had any scraps of vintage material she would sell to me. Heather left me gobsmacked when this arrived in the post today.
and this is so Cath Kidston dont you think?
The person who has made this had a wonderful eye for detail with her colour combinations, but this patch really made me smile - can you spot the odd one out?
The white patches really make the colours sing.
Do you think this was a lovely party dress in a former life?
The workmanship is stunning and the stitching is almost invisible.
I found some pictures of things i made a few months ago to share with you
Sunday, 6 September 2009
I managed to take a few hours off from my work schedule and got to do some exploring in Oz. I had a hire car for a day so went in search of Kangaroos. After a bit of investigation the helpful lady at the local tourist info place suggested a trip out to Pebbly Beach. So I packed my picnic and set off.
After a great drive along the coast and down a very long dirt path I found myself this fantastic beach. Can you believe I was the only person on it!
After my picnic I went for a wander in search of the Roos, looks like they were on a family outing to the beach as well.
Now at this point I came across a man who reliably informed me that this kangaroo was called Roger. He was obviously used to tourists and came really close to me - I even got to stroke him (the Kangaroo not the Ozzie guy!) I had a chat with Roger and he was very interested in relocating to the UK and we made plans for him to meet me at the airport, and I had a nice new home arranged for him, but alas I think he got cold feet as he stood me up!
This is Mrs Roger and I think she was the reason he decided against the UK - can you see the babies feet sticking out of her pouch?
Another relative, again with a full pouch
Off to try and get some more sleep now!
Monday, 24 August 2009
and I have only managed a little bit of crafting as my sewing room has had to be packed up to make way for the building work
Work has also taken me to Australia so I am typing this from a hotel in Sydney :-) - I have a few hours off later today so am going to try and find some fabric shops or OP shops :-)