Hats off

It’s half term guys…almost Summer…last weekend was a scorcher, so much so that I scored a sun hat for £1 from a charity stall at a local fair as I was in danger of becoming a burnt offering to the sun god(s). Scroll fwd to today, rain, cold, dank. I needed a spritz of summer….

Bag a prize

I’ve raved about the wonderous http://www.bagsoflove.co.uk and their digital printing service. I’m working on some fabric designs based on my house sketches at the moment and I have played with digital florals too.  Well, they’ve just launched a competition which may be right up your alley, I know I’m having a go! The full details…

Back to the drawing board

I’ve been stepping up my drawing and artwork and now I’ve got some designs printed as panels to make cushions with. Like?

Prints charming

Well, you guys now that I have dabbled in the fabric design previously. Up until now though, I’ve how to use an American provider, Spoonflower. But, that seems to be set to change… Introducing my new design courtesy of bagsoflove.co.uk -This is a UK outfit and they are offering digital printing at £29.99 per metre….


Here’s an idea I’m playing with. Based on samplers and also ideas from Pinterest, I want something personal. Also, I love houses and quilts and embroider. So why not do a sampler of houses only? I also want to do something along the lines of the journal quilt project. But, not quilting. So here Is…

La Stitcheuse? C’est moi!!!

Elder has to dress up in red, white and blue tomorrow in celebration of World Awareness Day and France in particular. I’ve not made trousers for ages but managed to knock these up this evening. You like? They take less than an hour to do and are done comme ça::  


Sshh… Watch out for a reveal soon…

Fuzzy felt

Have to share this find…hand stitched felt children! I spotted them in a charity shop (rhymes with Boo High-der). They were on a manky antimacassars which I chopped off pronto. I auditioned backgrounds and went for some beautiful wool I got a few years ago, pre Portas charity shopping. I’m trying reverse appliqué but its…

My new house

A sneak preview of my next TV friendly stitching project. I can watch La Beeny and dream of a reorganised revamped sewing room…

Honey bee

Is there any site more edifying than s long shot containing three machines? Thursday is now my favourite day of the week. Our local primary school has started a sewing club for grown ups!!