Thursday, April 23, 2009

Well finally I am able to get back to my blog. Thank you for all your lovely comments - how encouraging! This month I have had one of my patterns published in Homespun Magazine which has been very exciting. Leisa wrote about a lovely afternoon we all had to celebrate the magazine coming out on her beautiful blog - Eleanor and Ruby. Thank you Leisa :-)

I've been working on another hot water bottle cover or bag. It is not finished yet but I'll give you a sneak peek. I'm working it out as I go along.

I've also been fiddling with this beautiful fabric by Urban Chicks called Swell. I just love the colours. I bought a little pack of 32 squares not sure what to do with them..well I don't think you can have too many cushions so here is another one in the making..

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Welcome to my new blog

These are a few of my favorite things and seeing as this is my first blog posting I thought it would give a picture of what I like to do. I love embroidery, applique and fabric. It is usually the fabric that inspires me although embroidering a doodle of mine is also very rewarding.
The inspiration for this cushion was totally in the fabric. It was one of those moments when you see the fabric and love it instantly even though you are not sure why. I only bought about half a metre at the time (although I went back for more later).

I love making little bags, filling them with lovely scented soap or potpourri and hanging them from a cupboard handle in the bedroom or kitchen. These are a few of my embroideries from my website that I have shrunk down on the photo copier and made int0 a bags.

I read a quote by Leonardo Da Vinci once that said 'Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication' I was inspired to design something even more simplistic than what I already do. So hence I turned one of my doodles into an applique. It was so much fun that I'm itching to do more.

Most of my creations come from a need either to be surrounded by pretty things or in this case a new handbag - So I gathered together my favourite scraps at the time and this is what I ended up with.

I made this little Miss and then couldn't decide how to dress her. I wanted a sort of 'French look' and in the end decided to paint her cloths on instead.

Seeing as winter is on the way hot water bottles are the order of the day. I usually stick mine in an old pillow case but decided to become a little more sophisticated and make a hot water bottle bag. I used my hot water bottle as a template but didn't add enough seam allowance so it ended up being a bit small. I thought I'd fill it with a wheat bag instead :-)