Sunday, 23 April 2017

Block-Printing and Bluebells

Penguins are not just for winter so I printed myself a silk penguin scarf for spring.


Penguin printing block and black and teal fabric paints from The Arty Crafty Place
And just because they are pretty, some bluebells in my garden.



Monday, 17 April 2017

Easter Exchange

I took part in an Easter Exchange on Needlecraft Haven. You had to send a stitched ornament and a sweet treat.
Here is the beautiful ornament I received from Mary. I love it, and the way it is finished as a little bell is fabulous.


Mary also sent me a chocolate fish. I have to admit that is a first for me, but apparently it is a thing in France where Mary lives.
And here is the ornament I stitched for Clare.


The design is from Alioka here


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness - April

It's time for April's Gifted Gorgeousness - the blog hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching where we show off our, however tenuously, gift related crafting.
This month I have a couple of things to show.
I made this zipped pouch as a birthday gift for my friend Ruth (no blog) using the QAYG technique and incorporating scraps of metallic and embroidered fabrics, shisha mirrors and sari silks.


And this is a small weaving I made.


The loom was a cover gift on Mollie Makes magazine so that totally counts right?

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Spring Has Sprung

I picked this posy of flowers in the garden this morning.


And made this little skirt for Naomi from a fun Japanese print cotton


I just hope it doesn't say anything vulgar!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Carry On My Wayward Son - The Sofa Edit

Warning:  This is not  going to mean a lot to you if you don't watch Supernatural



I saw on Pinterest where someone had embroidered a Supernatural anti-possession symbol onto flannel and mounted it in a hoop. I liked the idea of the embroidery but I'm not keen on the whole hoop-art thing so I adapted the idea, making a nine-patch square out of upcycled jeans and flannel (very Sam and Dean I thought), and here is the result
The Winchester Cushion.


This one is for Eloise, but I may make another.



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Not Much to See for Gifted Gorgeousness in March

Gifted Gorgeousness is the blog hop organised by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching where we sho off our gift related crafting. Due to the fall of Birthdays and Easter there isn't a lot I can show here this month, but there is this plant, which was given to me by a neighbour a few years back, and is definitely gorgeous.


Also this little Liberty cord skirt I made myself, because the pattern (New Look 6843) was free with Sew magazine

That's about it for this month I'm afraid.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

With Apologies to Edna Mode

Sorry Edna.


I made a cape. 


Perhaps I should call it a wrap?
Pattern and wool tweed outer fabric from Cool Crafting; lining from a liberty Tana Lawn remnant, wooden buttons from EvilBay.
The next project was something I saw in Mollie Makes magazine, a magazine rack made from copper piping.


This was a joint effort between me and my husband. He did the cutting the copper pipes bit and I did the sewing the fabric bit.
And here is a spot of upcycling, This second hand enamel colander, that had seen better days and cost me less than a pound; is now a miniature succulent garden.