Dog-gone

My journey into needle felting continues. I have been commissioned to make a turquoise cushion with a sausage dog on it so I made a mini prototype which my client (ok, friend) has said she likes (phew). I thought you might like to see it – the grateful recipient (Little One) is currently fast asleep…

Kindness

Sometimes You forget that there is good in the world. We get so ground down by Bad News… Financial, political , social. And then someone reforms a random act of Kindness and it helps to restore faith. Today has been quite hard work and an unknown lady stopped to talk to me as I bent…

Colour

Way back at the beginning of the year I said I would Choose Life this year. Wel, here we are almost at the midpoint and how am I doing? A mixed bag, I’d say. I’ve become better at stopping to smell the metaphorical flowers of Life, I’ve grown to realise how lucky I am with…

Appreciation

Just to report that Bunny liked his cushion. Elder was quite keen too. I’ve been commissioned to do a sausage dog one next and Little One is to have a dinosaur one. What have I started ?!?!

Hop to it

You have met the wondrous bunny before. Elder’s rock and comfort in the face of Life. Well, He (Elder, not bunny) asked for a tribute cushion yesterday. so, happy to extend my newfound needle felting skills, I agreed. Here’s the result… I drew bunny freehand onto white felt, cut the outline out and then needle…

Home sweet home

As promised, here’s the second part of my quilty purchasing odyssey. This time from the wonderful Etsy. All my quilting life i have harboured a deep love of this block, the School House block. Isnt it lovely? I’ve always wanted to either have or make a quilt with it. I made a nursery school banner…

Starry, starry night

You know I like a nice quilt. Well the postman has been busy recently (as have HMRC collecting extra duty grrrr) as I have scored a couple of beauties recently. I’ll post the second one later but here’s number one. A 1930’s feed sack top with lovely stars all hand stitched. I’m thinking simple quilting…

Black heart

Blueberry and raspberry upside down cake…..oh, it was sooooo good 🙂

Helping hand

Playing cars is much more fun when Grandma helps out…

Boxed in

A new decoupage WIP using pictures of quilts as decoration…it’s either going to be great or awful. No idea which at the moment… Update: having seen the photo when uploaded, I’m leaning towards the latter but I’ll give it a chance…