Sunday, 20 October 2013


Oh where do I start? Done loads recently, which is why Iv hardly blogged, do you like the birdie? made for my friend wendy, its a page in her birdie book, every page must be based on a song about birds, am I the only one who remembers this song?
And the silly book? finished at last, do you like it?
Could I have got any more onto this cover?
This started life as a white pillow case, its been painted, stamped, printed, embellished,
there may well be a bell on it somewhere.

and of course, a union jack...
as if I didn't have enough to do, I also entered the big postcard swap, the theme was celebrations.
I v based it on bonfire night, it may be a little odd explaining that we celebrate the gunpowder plot to someone from the USA and then I  will have to explain the guy,   hmm awkward....
I have also got ahead with my Christmas sewing
, ha! as if.
actually finishing last years Christmas sewing
And this? ah well this something I will tell you about in my next post.
 and this? its a little delicate page that Iv painted and stitched, I wanted it to be lightweight but have a firm backing so I used net curtain, it doesn't work- its too wobbly, but after consulting a kind fellow blogger, Pam from the crafty mugwump, I now know I should have used cotton organdie, I keep learning new stuff by picking the brains of friends I have made on line, thankyou ,all of you, your a great help..

Monday, 7 October 2013


Yes I know I should blog more often, but life gets in the way, and life's been very good recently, been to several quilt shows, been to the seaside quite a bit ,been to a festival or two, and mostly, been sewing a you like the face? julie from mixedmedia showed me how to do this, cool huh....
this is my friend Wendy's sunflower bowl, she spent a lot of time dyeing the fabrics and constructing this lovely thing.

I really enjoyed stitching this book cover, my French knots are improving.

and this is the cover of my silly hearts book

And this rather beautiful place is Sandsend
, near Whitby, We had a wonderful holiday travelling up the east coast all he way to Bamburgh castle, I especially enjoyed Alnmouth, Alnwick and loitering in Barter Books, and I am definitely going back to Beamish....
this photo in no way does justice to this marvellous quilt .which was covered in fabric books
we saw this at the festival of quits and were blown away by it.

I didn't make this but I wish I did, isn't it exuberant....

 aaaahhh  summer days....