Happy New Year!

Welcome 2013! Happy New Year to you all! I’m still feeling slightly reflective about 2012, can you believe that another whole year has passed?! A lots happened in the past 12months… …I started this blog… …we moved over 100miles to a new house… …I started adventures into dressmaking and quilting and had lots of fun making stuff… …I did lots of sky watching and crocheting (and still got a little bit…

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Some Christmas gifts….

Did you make many gifts for Christmas? I made a few. Not as many as I would have really liked to do, but a few. I really wanted to make something special for my in-laws – they’ve been so supportive in what has been quite a tricky year that has included lots of changes and some shocks along the way. I’d picked up a  Jelly Roll in one of their…

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Feeling Christmassy…A Lacey Wreath

How are you getting on with Christmas? I’m slowly getting into the festive spirit! I’ve been thinking about making a fabric wreath for a while now and thought it would be a great Christmas decoration. Have you seen how fabric hungry they are though?! About 1.5-2m per wreath depending on how full you want them and I just didn’t have any/enough of the colours to hand to make one up. …

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A Modern Merlin?!

I started on this Lisette Portfolio top back in September when I was eager to try out my new dress-makers scissors (which are awesome by the way!) I was using a very thin cord as I wanted a top that would be perfect for winter wear – I like my layers! – and went for contrasting pockets which, okay no-one else is going to see but me, but it’s a…

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Patchwork cushion

It’s a ta-dah post today! I started this cushion quite a while ago now, back in July when I started basting the hexagons on a train journey into London. I have noticed that there is quite a debate about modern patchwork and quilting, and what makes it so: is it the colours/contrast within the quilt? the layout? or something else? I am equally drawn to both, I generally tend towards…

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