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…

Big softie

We met the new baby. She is beautiful. And so, to mark the occasion, I whipped up this cushion. I finished stitching it five minutes before we went to visit. Very quickly, I used two fat quarters of contrasting fabric and bondaweb to stick the ‘z’ on. I sewed it on with running stitch and…

Phoenix

I had this vintage cushion cover sitting on my sofa for months held together with safety pins. Well tonight, I sewed it together and added some funky Felt decorated corners. It’s kept its character but is a lot more presentable now!

How to make a fluffy goldfish bowl

As promised here are some more shots of my goldfish bowl cushion. Its going to live in brixham but is nestling on the living room sofa for now. The fish like the view and have settled in nicely. Do you want to have one in your house? Fish are so relaxing…. Here’s how I made…

House!

So, a friend and I were in a local fabric shop recently when we saw a lovely appliqué house cushion. Normally I say, no, I could make that and walk on by. But this one sang to me. Until I saw the price tag – £45!!!!!! I beat a hasty retreat…to the fabric. We both…

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…

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…

Snap!

Do you remember the make that I forgot to photograph? Well, here it is… A double sided cushion for a very good friend. Made from felt, raw linen and cotton and using vintage tapestry wool to embroider life’s great truths. I hope it was worth the wait.

No pictures, please

I could kick myself. I am sooooo annoyed at myself. I finished my friend’s cushion today. On the M5 Ian massive traffic snarle up. I was v proud of it which I guess was my downfall. I just gave it to her this evening but forgot to photograph it! No record of my creation! Aggghhhhhh!…