Saturday, 23 July 2011


I have made a little progress with my hexagons for Lily's quilts hex-along.
I thought i would just show you.
First the finished ones.
Second the work in progress.

It's a small start but i am enjoying it. I think it will come a bit addictive as i keep see such wonderful ideas over at the Lily's quilts flickr group.
Happy Quilting xx :-)

Friday, 22 July 2011


I love handbags i love making them!
My latest creation is from Lisa Lam's of uhandblog book The bag making bible.
It is the first pattern in the book for the bucket bag.

With a few alterations as you can see i changed the handles to leather ones and made them shorter as i don't carry a handbag on my shoulder. 
The were made for me by the lovely lady at Bags of Handles.

I made the fabric up first using the technique that Lynne at Lilys quilts used for the Shabby chic Union Jack wall hanging project over at Moda Bake Shop.
Then i made up my lining adding pockets to keep things organised, this means the bag is not reversable.

Added very cute feet to the bottom of the bag ... i love these they are practical and cute as well as simple to fit.
The lit
tle feet came from Lisa Lam's shop over at U-Handbag, there is loads of great supplies over there for making bags definately worth a look. 

I am really pleased with the way it turned out it is nice and roomy and such a cute shape.
I am already planing my next one or 2 ...... or 3!

Happy Quilting xx :-)

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Hex - a - long.

Over at Lily's Quilts a hex-a-long is being hosted i have been toying with some ideas for while using hexagons, so this seems a perfect moment to start.

I have had a dive around in the stash and ended up in the scraps bin and sorted it out into heaps this seems a good place to start.

I will see how it goes, the colours are mostly muted so i may need to add a little something at a later stage.
The templates i printed are from the Candied Hexagon quilt that inspired all this to start with.

Happy Quilting xx.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


I have always liked the challenges involved with recycling and make do with what you have rather than buying new every time. When picked up issue 7 of Making magazine I was delighted to find a project for making Rag rugs.

I have for sometime been hoarding my old duvet covers and sheets that are no longer useable unwilling to throw them away - this is because most of them were wedding presents and I feel very sentimental about them.
We have needed a new bathroom mat for awhile and it seemed a perfect way of using some of the old duvet covers, so after a sort through I came up with a cover and bed valance in shades of blue.

And after a little stash dive in my work room some blue & white and red & white fabric that I have had for many years.

So I am now turning this pile of strips into this this rug.

So this is my current obsession.
Happy crafting

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Something i have been working on

I have a group of lovely ladies i teach and this year we have been working on a quilt, doing a block each month. I thought i would share some photos of the blocks made so far.

What do you think? There are another 4 blocks to go plus sashing and i think it will be put together using quilt as you go.

Happy Quilting.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Just a little test

Hi all just testing my iPhone so I can blog on the go.

Sent from my iPhone

Thursday, 10 March 2011

It's been a while!

After some very major changes in my life, i thought it was about time to get back to this. There has been very little sewing being done over the last year but i am now back in a position to sew again.

But today i am starting with socks and knitting Sock madness 5 has started and these are my socks for round one finished this morning. Round two will be in a couple of weeks time so it will give me time to show you all what happened with some of the things started last year.
Not today, as i have plans for a little sewing this afternoon after i have finished the chores.
 Until another day.
 Happy sewing to you all.