Monday, 25 August 2014

Been busy....

It's no excuse, but i have been busy, Promise to update VERY soon. xxx

Sunday, 3 March 2013


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Monday, 21 January 2013

silk lampshades

Well 2013 seems to have been quite productive. I've been getting around to making up samples of ideas that have been swimming around in the creative pot for quite a while. I am always loath to throw away the "scraps" that are left over from bigger projects, especially if the fabric is lovely.So a bit of hand quilting in the evening, I find hand sewing so relaxing. and now I have a new cushion cover: Do click on the photos to get a closer look
and this pile of loveliness ....
has been converted to this....
again, all hand sewn. The pompom trim, at the top, and the fringe are both reclaimed(although I now can't remember from what !!!) and have been carefully stashed away ,waiting for this to be made. And the fabrics are mostly silks,with some sari trims that I've saved from other projects, just too pretty to throw away. And here it is in situ.... Before...
and after.( excuse the yellow light, but this was taken in the evening,minutes after I finished making)
this is where you will find me in the evening , it's my nest, surrounded by knitting and books, magazines etc. and of course , the cat.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Happy New Year

New Year

Well what a busy christmas and new year, now all the decorations are put away and I have a pile of receipts and a tax self assessment to tackle, not such a biggy , done a few of them now. So here is the workroom and the New Year promise to update the blog more .

Friday, 28 September 2012

Louise Gardiner

I'm a big fan of Louise Gardiner and her work, and this is a really good description of the creative process connected to the sewing machine. It's not all turning up hems and darning socks .

Louise Gardiner, You Blow Me Away from Crafts Council on Vimeo.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

EXCUSE THE ABSENCE but I've been moving house. We have moved to the beauty that is Bridport. and now most of the boxes have been unpacked, the creative muse has been stomping around demanding to be heard. So what have I been up to? well we had the wonderful Hat Festival..
and these I made for the wonderful wool shop do visit if you are Bridport, they are so freiendly and helpful
and if you want to keep up to date with the day to day goings on then nip over to here: