Sunday, 10 September 2017

Welsh Tapestry Cushions

My Dad was a great collector of things.....many things.... and amongst his stash were some off-cuts of  vintage Welsh tapestry fabric that were coats and skirts in a former life.
So this morning I have made some cushions, reusing my old cushion pads, choosing a palette of mustard and browns. 

Really pleased with them

and a blue one too.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Turquoise Liberty Quilt ...part 2

Ok...I's taken a while (about 2 years) to finish this patchwork. I love it and the colours, but not sure I would ever make a Grandmother Flower Garden quilt again this large with such small hexies. Still have to quilt it - hopefully it will be done this summer as I'm now on leave. 

I originally made a small doll's cot quilt in this colourway and design and then decided to make a bigger one with the intention of using it in my daughter's room which she had decorated in duck egg blue. However, she decided that she liked this one better.....

just the edge to finish on this one and then start quilting it - I may just give it to her to finish as she's actually moved out now!! Plus she graduated in Fashion and textiles so is well able. I must be the slowest quilter in town.....

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Liberty Dress

Just getting through that mighty stash of Liberty fabric that I purchased in Lancaster last autumn. Standfast & Barracks print Liberty fabric at their factory and have an outlet shop. 

A cool summer dress in Liberty Tana Lawn fabric (Douglas Stripe Blue). We've had a mini heatwave this week in Wales!!!

Angel sleeves and a tie back

I've searched and searched for a pattern,but to no avail, so made this one up as I went along. 

I'll be making a few more of these I think...

Monday, 19 June 2017

Liberty bunting

Liberty bunting for a little girl.

 The binding is patchwork effect


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

In Swansea, the Mumbles, (this is Limeslade Beach) 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


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.