Friday, 29 January 2016

Denim Apron and Tiny Purses

 A denim apron I made from old jeans.
I made two purses from a 8"swatch of faux suede Spoonflower fabric, one of my designs. The pictures show both sides of each. I wanted a small purse to keep a credit card and a bit of loose change in but unfortunately these are a little too small. The credit card would fit in them, the problem is getting it in! 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Felt Animal Mobile

I made these animals in felt for a mobile for my grandson. 
I looked on the internet, in particular Pinterest for ideas.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Altered Sweatshirt

I had a piece of fabric, one of my designs ..but wondered what to do with it. Then I thought it may be interesting to alter a sweatshirt with it and this is the result. I wonder what it will wash like....because it was hand stitched on. I had to shorten the shirt too because the fabric was not quite long enough.

The fabric is available at Spoonflower.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016


These are some items I made last year which I never told you about.
A crazy patchwork peg bag made from vintage fabrics with a long handle so that you can slip it over your shoulder while pegging.

I made two tote type bags out of some upholstery fabric I had in my drawer which will come in handy now that we have the bag charge in the shops.
I've not lined the bags as it is quite a thick material and its a nice yellow on the underside.

One is quite tall and slender the other is not as tall but wider.

The tissue holder was made from a fabric swatch from Woven Monkey UK

Friday, 8 January 2016

Swatch Quilt

A quilt made from some of my Spoonflower swatch samples. This one features patterns with animals, games, boats, houses and mittens.
All fabrics can be purchased at Spoonflower

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Vintage Collage Book - the last pages

My last post was 14th December, wondered where I'd got to?
Well to start with I went down to London as my daughter gave birth to my first grandchild, a lovely little boy. It was a difficult birth and baby was in IC for a while but I'm happy to say they are both at home now and doing very well.
Then when I got back home my computer worked once then died so that had to be sorted.

It's probably a bit late to post pictures of some hand made Christmas lanterns so I'm showing the last pages of the vintage collage book. The top one of vintage adverts shows it is a man's world where women are only good for cooking and cleaning!

The adverts on this page are quite shocking.... beer for a mother and baby as a pick me up, a small child with a revolver [although it does say they are not toys], and a baby drinking 7up,