Buckle up

 This is a detail of a buckle bought from a vintage fair today. I need to use it because it is so lovely. Current thoughts are centring around hair clips or some kind of statement necklace. It is so delicate yet it is lasted for such a long time. I want to do it justice….

The cats meow – or, how I made a quilt

I am a great aunt. Not a ‘brilliant, super funny, laugh a minute’ great aunt, but a blade mantilla, pince nez, bath chair type of great aunt. And yesterday was my great neice’s first birthday. Now tHe first rule of quilters is ‘every baby needs a quilt’ and while a little tardy, I rose to…

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….

WIP

Sshh… Watch out for a reveal soon…

Hang out the washing… Christmas

Right, this year, I’m going to get organised about Christmas. I’ve spent some of this afternoon having some ideas about what I can make friends, presents for teacher, and how to use my stash up to make some interesting Christmas ideas for my Etsy shop. All I need to do now is sketch the work,…

Framed

A quick project…. Plain wood frame from the charidee spruced up with fabulous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and blue lace washi tape round the outside edge. The little sketch was too small so I made an inner frame from some craft paper to hide the edges. Voila!!!

Lady Liberty

I’m covered with glue. I’m making an up cycled lampshade using Liberty fabric scraps and decoupage glue. I’m halfway there…it’s either going to be a triumph or…not. Whatever, it’s good for flow.

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!

My kind of Tweet

A sneak preview. My Easter wreath cometh soon. This chap has star billing. And I found bunny vintage fabric!! . What are you doing this Easter?