Monday, 19 June 2017

Liberty bunting


Liberty bunting for a little girl.






 The binding is patchwork effect








Mumbles

I love the sea...one day I shall live in a little cottage in a harbour somewhere...


In Swansea, the Mumbles, my go to beach when I feel the sea calling me, my daughter lives nearby.






umm...funny name..there is a story to this apparently - a take on catamaran










and a bit of textile art inspired by my trip


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Vintage Crocheted Bunting

Just finished - 10 metres long, made from my own collection of doilies and a few of my Mum's.


yellow, cream, whites and greens






Friday, 16 June 2017

Mermaid


A doll I started a while ago



just finished as a gift


and my mermaid costume from last year's book day


Father's Day Card

Simple one to make 


in contrasting colours with coordinating cupcake cases to make a well deserved rosette

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

School Fete 2017

Busy busy - School Fete time again

A4 Home Sweet Home pictures


 Bean bag Foxes...Cath Kidston fabric
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Tea cups made from recycled birthday cards and packaging
Filled with Himalayan Bath Salts with lavender


Tea cup bunting



Bunny - Japanese Zakka fabric and Liberty


with patchwork quilt - for the raffle


Bird mobile made from recycled bags from Whitestuff and Fatface


Jam Tarts - felt food toys 



Owl bunting


Bird mobiles


Phew - now time for a rest, maybe have a soak in the bath with those bathsalts.




Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Camel costumes

Camel costumes for 30 children


The headdresses were made from sugar paper and cereal boxes. The children cut out the shape (drawn with a handmade stencil that I had made), sponged it camel colour, then we added the extra features that I had prepared.


T shirts were an easy option, humps on the back...


tassels on the front with a bit of ric-rac, again everything with a budget in mind


a strip of cardboard was attached for the headband and another attached vertically for height.

Nativity backdrop

Just going through this year's photos... I made a backdrop for the school Nativity play featuring the stable and Bethlehem scene in the background


I incorporated a bit of patchwork


The wood effect fabric for the stable was from Ikea


Ironed on Bethlehem applique with ric-rac road and mountains


and this is another one that I made a few years ago from some end of roll fabrics that I had


They are about 15 ft long

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Shirt Quilt

I've wanted to have a go at one of these for a while. I bought some pre-cut squares online, and then discovered that I had one of my Dad's old shirts ready to go to the charity shop. It had a tear however,so that was the excuse that I needed to cut it up and recycle it. Now if you knew my dad, he recycled everything!! He never wasted a thing, so I think he'd be pleased with this on his birthday today. 


I need to get some more shirts as I think I'll make it to fit a single bed.


Cheers Dad x

Monday, 10 April 2017

Doing a bit of stitching....

Well here in sunny Wales (it really is sunny!), Easter holidays and I'm having a bit of a sort out, using up some scraps, well, when it comes to Liberty fabric, I don't think you can call them scraps, as I tend to use every last piece.

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So I'm calling this my 'stem' design. My favourite colours are blues and greens, reminding me of the sea and that much longed for holiday cottage...



and another pinwheel baby quilt top finished.