Saturday, 25 February 2012

Stormy weather....

I've recently become rather too well acquainted with my gall bladder, so making and baking have ground to a halt a bit. Still, I had a few thing on the go that I wanted to share with you. So, join me, make a cup of tea with skimmed milk, forget about the biscuit because I can't have one, sit back and enjoy!

I have finally finished my knitted purses. They are stiffened with vilene and have very wacky linings - all designed to hold that "stuff" that rattles around the bottom of your handbag  (pen, nailfile, tampons, painkillers
tissues, you know how it is!) Or for that moment when you're going out, don't need the full handbag but still want somewhere for the phone and lippy - (and his keys and phone!)

I had also painted some little heart keyrings, but are still a work in progress!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Retro cushions

I've been having a bit of a cushion making moment inspired by Ellen Brett. Let me know what you think. The patterned fabric is very evocative of 1950's America and is called Pleasantdale. I'm working on a slightly wackier fabric as well at the moment by a designer called Alexander Henry. Lots of South American horsewomen and cactuses! Will show you how they turn out and give instructions on how to make the cushions as well
Pink Hearts Cushion

Pleasantdale Cushion

Saturday, 4 February 2012

A Craft Cafe moment.......

Spent a wonderful day with my friends at Craft Cafe and made a little cushion under the watchful eye of Ellen Brett.I felt really happy - there's nothing quite like spending time with your sisters!