Sunday, 12 October 2014

Little Quilt

Look what landed on my door mat yesterday.....isnt it just gorgeous, i love it, the little pumpkins are so cute, i am very happy....and mine has arrived at its destination and karens loves hers too !!!!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Doll Quilt

i am a member of a "doll Quilt" exchange group, we make and exchange miniature quilts, here is my latest creation which is winging its way to Germany as we speak, i really enjoyed making this so much so i made it twice, one for me to keep,
 i love halloween and dont get to make it as much as i would like so when my partner and i decided on this for our theme i was very excited.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Scrapbook Magazine

Here is my latest entry into the scrapbook magazine, a page of Jakey and Stephen when they went walking up Borough Hill, i am begginning to love gree more and more....
i am working on some more this space to see what i am upto.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014


OK so i need to bring you up to date with what i have been up to recently.....
lots has been happening, i wont be able to get it all in one post but here we go................ things at home have been very hectic, some very upsetting, some very really !!

craft wise my mojo left me for a while but it is returning THANK GOODNESS !! PHEWWW !!

so craft wise....some of you may have already seen this......
this is me in THE SCRAPBOOK MAGAZINE in august, 
so nervous but it came out ok i thought....
what do you think?
The next issue is out and i am in that too, i will show you when i manage to take a pic.
recently we had our Dalby Day (village Fete) and i entered two items into the Craft category of the produce show, YAY i came second with my Chevron Quilt, very happy about that!
sewing wise here is one of my latest designs, for a set for the dining table, place mat,coaster and napkin

you know when i sat down to write this post i had so much in my head and it has all gone i will be back to tell you for now, i would love to hear from you all out there, 
sorry for the absense.


Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Oh my word....

I cant believe its been so long since i posted, i am going to have to put that right.

Monday, 12 May 2014

In no particular order.....

 A zipped purse/pencil case i had them making at a recent "know your sewing machine day"
This is what i received in the Doll quilt exchange for April, isnt it gorgeous!

 And this is the one i sent out,
 Another version of the messenger bag with the gorgeous hedgehog and red dot it.

 The second version of the dissappearing 9 patch quilt from the quilt weekend....cant decide which one i like the best!

 A gorgeous large flower cushion, well i love it anyway lol
 A hessian and birdy fabric bag.
  and lastly a chicken pincushion, a very quick make at the end of a sewing club day
there you go, thats what i have been upto in the last couple of weeks.
there is more in the pipeline to i will be back with more goodies soon.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Lush fabric....

More new fabby arrived today mmmm gorgeous, cant wait to play , an idea is forming in my head lol
watch this space
cotton/linen, All at £8.95 mtr...come and get it!!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

WI Competition

 Last week was our WI and we had a competition, which we have every month, you dont have to join in but points are awarded for a win or second place and points for just joining in, we shall see a winner at the end of the year!! but this month the theme was "something from the garden"
this is my entry, the rose heads are real and the leaves are real, they have been UTEE'd, thats coated in an ultra thick embossing enamel, i distressed the frame by painting it dark red, then painting it cream and sanding it back to reveal the red a little, this picture was taken before i decided to add a string of pearls round the frame.
WELL....... i got second place ..........YAY

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A few things to show......

Well i have lots to show you,
 firstly the little quilt i received from Judy who was my partner for Marches exchange on the doll quilters exchange.......isnt it just gorgeous, the theme was keeping it it, 
thank you Judy.

 next a scrap page...he always says i never scrap anything of him, which to be fair is true, i dont often get pics of him without face pulling or just the mardy look lol, but this one had to be done, just a little bit of colour...its hard doing male pages i find, i am a very faffy floral scrapper but i am liking this

the next lot are all workshops that will be appearing soon.....
using lots of the new fabrics i have been buying recently
the "stitch in time" tidy wallhanging (lots of pockets)
 the posh bunting with pompoms
 the A4 project binder and pencil case, we are using ours for our sewing patterns but change the motif and it can be for anything.
 the lap quilt for the Quilt weeknd at the end of the month
love doing my quilts with the freehand quilting, there is another version to come when i have quilted it!!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Scrummy Fabrics

Sew-It is moving on slowly and i am now stocking fabrics (along with other haberdashery items)
and this week has seen several bolts arriving...with more to follow very soon.
if your on face book then go and see my page "Sew-It" where you can see more fabrics and lots of other things going on, if you would like any of these fabrics then please get in touch, these are all available in FQ bundles too, just ask !!
A gorgeous 100% linen/cotton, £8.95 mtr, these are so scrummy

These really cheared me up, soooo fresh, 100% cotton, £10.75 mtr

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Doll Quilt exchange

Well both quilts have arrived, and i have to say in quick time too, mine posted out on saturday arrived on wednesday all the way across the pond, so if it can get that far so quickly why does post in this country take so long??

any way i digress!!

lookie lookie.....isnt it gorgeous, thank you Lynn i love it.
and this is what i sent to lynn........

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Doll Quilt

i joined a group last month called doll quilters, it is an exchange group where you make a small quilt and exchange it with someone, i thought it would be a good way of making me make something, not that thats hard but to do something a little different than usual, so this month was "love" of course and after a few changes in ideas i eventualy finished my little quilt i cant show you completely as its not been received yet, its winging its way across thwe pond, as soon as it lands i will show you but here is a sneaky peak....

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sewing in Barrow

Saturday saw me in Barrow taking a workshop of ladies with the sewing bug, 
they were all making the messenger bag....and boy did they do well, i missed the chance to get an all finished photo as they were all finishing and leaving at different times but all the finishes were fantastic and i did hear some, "i'm making that again" going on lol
a lovely spacious room with food on tap...a great day, 
thank you ladies.
Here they all are hard at work.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Its sewing today .....

Two projects i have just completed, both are workshops at Craftydaze coming on the 4th of March
the pin cushion and needle roll are in the morning 10am till 1pm then the book cover 2pm till 5pm
take a look on the workshop page at the top of my blog for more info

ive got lots more coming up and some me projects too.....
Pin Cushion and tool Roll
Birdy notebook cover

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Scrapping Time

Been trying to catch up with a few outstanding bits i needed to get done.....some scrapping, 
so here are two pages that will soon be appearing in CraftyDaze
You and Me in March and Sunshine Smiles in April,
You & Me

Sunshine Smiles   
 Keep your eye out for more details on these.........

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Sewing Time and News

 So all that rain on sunday stopped us doing the usual wonder round carboot then brekkie out etc etc, although i did go out for a bit i had time to play and get some sewing done, 
this was the result, 
quite happy with my efforts, just loving the colours on these fabrics!!
this will be a workshop at craftydaze in march ....keep reading for the news.....
and that leads neatly onto my NEWS,
 for a couple of years now i have been wanting to reduce my hours at work and do a few more workshops, although i do manage to get a couple in each month at the shop i just cant fit in the amount people want without being out both days at the weekend leaving no time for me or family, everytime i have geared my self up to do it illness has prevented me.....
 SSSOOO touch wood nothing else will go wrong with my health,
 i am now pain free and feeling so much better (although some what tired at times lol)
SO ITS TIME.........
as of the begginning of March SEW-IT will be @craftydaze EVERY TUESDAY, (as well as my weekends- nothing will change there)

so lots more new workshops to come, please call back to see whats going on and if you fancy coming and joining in the fun just yell.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Just wanted to.....

post this picture of my beautiful daughter Cara and her fantastic boyfriend jamie, taken last week at Jamies birthday party, i need to scrap it, i just love it.

short and sweet cause i am off to work,
 be back later with news!!!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

O M Word- i Hadn't realised........

It had been that long since i have posted!!!!
well what can i tell you
we have had Jake's 5th birthday, where has the time gone, hes growing up so fast, 
please slow down i don't want to miss a thing!!
here he is on his birthday pressie
and i just have to show you this one lol
he is just great in front of the camera look at the eyes lol
and this is a page i did for jakes birthday and was my class page for january.
what else.....................oh yes the first Sew-it sewing club started on jan the 4th
9 lovely ladies came along and had a fab day on their sewing machines

this week i have had 3 classes doing the boys toys scrap page and then on sunday we had the owl bag workshop
and here are the completed bags

so thats been it in a nut shell, 
apart from Mia Moo, just wanted to add her in the post, 
Mia who is growing fast and such a  madam lol

right i really must try and post more often and keep up with the goings on
we are off to Harlow on saturday for jamies 21st birthday party,  (Caras boyfriend)
actualy his birthday today 
Happy Birthday Jamie
Hope you have a great day xx