Friday, 28 February 2014

Cuteness emerging

Ooh loved adding the beads - all sorts of possibilities now


First boogie starting to take shape now after around 3 hours of crochet!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Trying to source materials for booties

Well I finally tracked down the pattern for these little beauties but require crochet cotton 10, minute steel crochet hooks and 5mm beads - the hunt is on....

Monday, 10 February 2014

How cute are these?

Feeling inspired

This clay has opened up a whole new sphere of possibilities - brooches , pendants, buttons for garments, quilts, bespoke poppies for Remembrance Sunday .... Any thoughts???

Watch the birdie

Snail trail

Butterfly button


I have been admiring a wall hanging quilt by Lynette Anderson from her book Country Cottage quilting called Garden Scenes Quilt . She uses some hand painted buttons to embellish the design - I haven't been able to find any in the web so having been inspired I decided to design my own quilt with a garden theme and have a go at making my own buttons from Fimo Soft clay. Now I've never made a quilt from start to finish before and have never used Fimo but here goes ....

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Work in progress - next tea cosy underway

Stripes tea Cosy

I made my sister this knitted teacosy for her birthday, she loves it and I  and have received a commission for
another in slightly different colours

Thursday, 6 February 2014

We Three Ships

We Three Ships

I recently joined Shropshire Quilters and am really enjoying their monthly talks, The work some of the members do is really inspirational. If you are keen on learning how to quilt I would strongly recommend joining a local group. they often run workshop which helps to learn new techniques.
A coupe of months ago I went to a workshop on stained glass window quilting and am working on
We Three Ships - here's a picture of it so far,

More hexys


Hexagons - venturing into patchwork quilting

I am working on a hand sewn quilt - English paper piecing hexagons. I learned how to do this from a tutorial on You Tube - I've been working on it since the summer but am making steady progress. Find the tutorial here -