Secret Valentine Exchange Sneak Peak

A few weeks ago I signed up to the Secret Valentine Exchange run by Sanae Ishida and Ute who had the lovely idea of like minded crafty people creating a gift out of materials you already have and then sending them out to the crafty person who’s name you have been given by Sanae and Ute…

Origami Cushions

What a beautiful morning it is here in West Sussex,England but they say it is going to get colder and there may even be a little snow tomorrow. My daughter is praying for lots of snow so they will shut the school down and she can stay home,but looking at the forecast I don’t think…

Oh my goodness it has been so long….

I don’t know what has happened but I have never left this little space for so long before ! I know there was that little thing called Christmas that possibly could have gotten in the way so that will be my excuse (not that inspiration has been running short here lately and that my sister…

Folk Style Birds & A Pretty Apron

I have just got back from a chilly walk to the post office to post off all the weekends orders including these folk style birds that was a custom order for a lovely lady in America….. All in all I made 6 large birds and 12 smaller birds all hand sewn.They have wire stitched into…

Patchwork throw,misty mornings and my cat.

This Autumn has been so beautiful and busy.I have enjoyed many misty morning walks, we celebrated my daughters 14 th Birthday (how did that happen !) with a surprise Birthday party,Halloween with all the pumpkin carving and bobbing apples and lots and lots of sewing. My cat has been loving the garden more than normal…

A little Hygge

Today I felt out of sorts so this morning we went for a walk around Swanbourne lake in Arundel. The leaves on the trees were turning to beautiful shades of orange and red and there was a mist which gave the air a slight chill. What better way to blow the cobwebs away and to…

Work in Progress,Patchwork.

When I sew I usually choose to make items that can be made in a day,except for clothes which takes me several days,as I fit my sewing in around school hours and housework.But come the colder months I find myself enjoying working on more time consuming makes, like this patchwork throw I am in the…

Zipped pouches

I have many zipped pouches not only do I enjoy making them but I also enjoy owning them as they have so many uses including keeping all the loose contents in the bottom of my handbag, like keys,phone,headphones,pens etc… all in one place making them easier to find. personal bits and bobs out of sight….

Hello October

What the month of October means to me ….. getting the throws out to snuggle under on the cooler evenings with a good book,TV show or film night with the family lighting the candles at dusk. I found this sweet candle holder and the candles in Southampton’s Flying Tiger store for only a few pounds….

Something blue…

I seem to have a thing for the colour blue,even though I may not have realised it ! It seems to be cropping up in a lot of my makes lately,including…. hashtag bag,the sweetest and snuggliest throw and some personalised bunting now all available in my Etsy shop I have been busy packing up orders,sewing…

Pumpkin time

This morning has been torrential rain and grey skies so there was only one thing to do and that was to sew,but not just anything,it was to sew pumpkins. I think these make a lovely autumnal display and also a practical as well as pretty pincushion. Now all I need to do is to find…

Beautiful September

How can it possibly be Monday again ? As the saying goes ‘time and tide wait for no man’ and oh how true that is. The children are settled back in their schools/sixth form and my days are my own once more.So no more excuses for the housework not being done and plenty of time…