Speedy

Today my poem must be swift A rhyme instead of sonnet As I have got to do my chores So four lines are my Limit

Pegged out

I like peg dolls. Here are some more… Basically made as therapy for soothing a shattered soul. And it worked.              

Dear teacher

So, I’m wondering what to give my sons’ teachers this year… There’s the normal, incredibly helpful, group organised team present but I want to give them something from my boys…here’s where I’ve got to so far… An ABC necklace made from Shrinkles…one of the teachers has ABC earrings, a pair for each letter. I wanted…

Olden days

I often start stories to my boys with the words “when I was a little girl…” And it’s true, I tend to hark back to good old days more and more now. but why? I mean, kids these days have so much. My two boys have their own bedrooms, they get to eat good food every…

Style i-con or style i-can?

WordPress do a daily post prompt which I always look at but seldom follow up on but today’s is to describe your personal style. I couldn’t resist. Why? Well I wanted to share my personal style theory – the world is divided into two types of person:: amateurs and professionals. The latter are groomed, crease…

How many sleeps?

Tradition in stitch towers is that Christmas preparations only kick in after my birthday which is right at the end of November. However, this year, in the spirit of trying to be organised, we are starting a bit earlier. I say that, but really, I just went down to my local charity Emporium and found…

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!!

signed by Stasherella

A new venture…illustration to order…here’s a proof from an invitation I’m designing for a 50th birthday party. This digital art lark is FUN! if you know anybody who wants bespoke graphics for similar events, Stasherella will oblige 🙂

Fizz

I have two small boys and I watched them at Christmas, fizzing with excitement. Now I know EXACTLY how they felt because my first batch of fabric swatches are here!!!! I’m thrilled! I can’t explain how satisfying it is to touch your own designs. Better than chocolate. Really. I’m going to use the 8″ squares…