Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas is nearly upon us

Christmas puddings are finished just making the last pretty touches covers for the top. My clever mummy made some last year and I have copied how she made them. Adds that touch of Christmassy 

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Another Christmas present made

A tractor digger blanket for tommy keep him warm and snuggly

Christmas pudding

There's nothing quite like the taste of homemade Christmas pudding. Here's the first cooked pud of 2013. 

Winter monkey

It's getting a bit nippy out there gets the Nippy monkey wrapped up with her hat and scarf

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

My second monkey

This is Oscar's monkey for Christmas, just got to give him some ears 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Freya's Christmas present

She wanted a sock monkey so I thought I'd give making one a go 

Just eyes and one ear to see on and then wait until Christmas to hopefully be enjoyed

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Continuing with the Tash

Have picked up with my project for Rebecca's Christmas present, the fabric is tricky and driving me nuts! Ahhhhh

Well it's finished. 
It's ok, not exactly how I expected it to turn out looked better in my head. I hope it's recipient likes it. Won't know until Christmas. 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Christmas presents

Yes, unfortunately you read that correctly I am thinking about Christmas presents that I can sew. The first project is a moustache pillow for my partners niece. Omg there are do many different styles out there. So first point of call was to get the niece to draw half a moustache of her liking. I then cut this out and drew around it on a separate piece of card. I also cut this that shape out and stuck them together.

It starting to look like a moustache 

So the next challenge is to cut out the fabric, this could be a big hurdle to get over. The fabric curls under as I was trying to pin it. Aaaahhhhh! 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Spider make up bag

Made a 'spider' large make up bag for my little sister. Fabric- Halloween themed black with silver spiders and webs outside and soft red inside. Rather smart I think 

Bibs for Eva

Made a couple of bibs for Eva Johnston. Love the flowery lady bird fabric, backed with fleece red softness. Hope they fit 

Sunday, 1 September 2013

New project inspiration

I have been trawling the Internet filtering through blogs looking for inspiration for my next project. I am not quite sure what I want to make but perhaps some thing easy going on the brain..........

There have been quite a few babies born recently so perhaps I could make something for them, little gifts for Christmas.
Changing mat;

Above are just a few I quite like

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Amelia's little money bag

Have some nice girlie fabric, pretty pink with flowers and lady bugs. 
Decided tomake a little bag for one of my god daughters. Now it is made I wonder  if I can wait until Christmas to give it to her mmmmm not so sure as it is sooooo cute and hopefully she will love it as much as I do. 

Monday, 29 July 2013

Make up bag

I bit the bullet and finished the make up bag that was a birthday gift if not a late one. Quite chuffed with my first effort 

Friday, 24 May 2013

Where has the time gone

A whole month and nearly two without any sewing just haven't had the time fir inspiration let alone sewing! 
Started to make a birthday present for my friend but didn't have the correct sewing foot so that was no good had to purchase that and wait for it to arrive.

How is everyone ? 

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spring is in the air

First weekend of Spring sunshine its been nippy but gorgeous with sun shine. I have been tidying and trimming the garden as well as clearing out dead plants from my pots ready for new flowers to attract the bees and butterflies

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Easter treats

Grey miserable Sunday afternoon I'm making Easter gifts first bunny made and then the egg what next ........

Monday, 11 March 2013

Pininterest Quilt Inspiration Amazing blue's Flowers Reminds me of a stain glass window (beautiful)


Its snowing again in Middlesex England. Not settling though just a sifting of icing sugar from above.
I want to be at home planning a new quilt or making lavender and rose bags to send to people. However instead I am prowling through some more sewing and quilting blogs and websites for inspiration. There are so many talented men and women out there. And my gosh the amazing quilts patterns are awe inspiring.

So Easter is coming up and wonder what little projects I could do........ any suggestions

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Yep it's true I have just finished my first quilt. Quite excited and rather chuffed ! Turned out better than expected, what do you think?

Friday, 22 February 2013


I have just finished sewing the front blocks of Lewis's baby quilt together and quite chuffed with it, ok it's quirky unique and individual but made with love.

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Bitten the bullet

I've started sewing the blocks for the baby quilt, am taking great care with the seam allowance however don't think my cutting is very accurate. Will definitely need more practice that's for sure.

Here's a few of the blocks

Sunday, 10 February 2013


I'm happy with the layout I have decided to follow, just have to find the courage to start sewing

Quilt in planning

It's a miserable wet Sunday afternoon here in Shepperton, so what better way to spend it in my pj's drinking a cup of tea and laying out my cut prices if fabric in the floor to see what they look like before I start sewing and realise that it looks awful!

I am glad I did because I have change my
mind on a few of the sequences and still have some fabric to cut.

Here us what it looks like so far .......

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

First go

So I brought some more fabric (think I may have a bit of a problem buying pretty fabric and hoarding it). I met up with my good friend Christine in our local pub to discuss different block patterns and ideas of what I could have a go at as a beginner, Christine having already given quilt blocks ago (they are fab!).
Well time past while in the pub and unfortunately we digressed (as lovely ladies do) on to conversations about other things going on in life etc etc.

So the following evening I bit the bullet and drew out a very crude rough outline of of the sequence of my materials will form for horizontal and vertical blocks.
I started measuring and cutting out rectangles of different materials, had a few cursing moments where I didn't quite cut a strait line following the ruler.

However I am getting there.....

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Quilting for a beginner

Package arrived to with a cutting board rotary cutter spare blades and a ruler. So with my pretty fabric and some patterns for blocks I shall be biting the bullet and giving it ago

Monday, 28 January 2013

New fabric

My wonderful friend Christine sent me a parcel of beautiful fabric to kick start my relationship with quilting, however they are so beautiful I don't want to cut the up

Tuesday, 22 January 2013


Good evening readers
Not quite sure where most January has gone, I have been doing a lot if pondering as to my next project. Every where I look there is either Valentines or Easter themed items, neither if these greatly inspire me to create anything.
I have a burning desire to make a quilt and I have routed around a lot of great blogs of very talented ladies with their amazing wonderful stunning quilts and am very envious.
I think I will start small
However I fear that my fear of failure may stop me at the starting gate

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

To all my followers and any passing readers I wish you all the very best for 2013