Saturday, January 26, 2013


I have made some progress with my granny blanket so thought I would post the results so far. Due to the pattern that is emerging I am calling it 'Squares Within Squares'. 

Once I have four of these four large squares I will join them to make another square and so on until I am happy with the size and then decide on a border.  

Friday, January 11, 2013


My Christmas Present

My son and I have been enjoying going for bike rides.  My lovely man put the basket on the back for me.  I plan to take the handle off it and make a floral cover with some laminated fabric.

Thrifted table cloth and doilies.

I love the floral details in all of these, not sure what I am going to do with them yet but they were too pretty to resist.

My version of Lucy's bag.

I have a lovely bag made from bark cloth in this style and I love the one wide shoulder strap.  I have since felted this bag in the washing machine and wasn't overly impressed with the result.  That's OK because it gives me the excuse to make another one.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Like all crafters, I have a love of fabric.  Here are some pre-loved fabrics that I have discovered and haven't been able to resist the temptation to bring them home with me.
Bark Cloth

Vintage lace and ribbon.

Pretty purple floral
 (I also have a love of floral china by the way)

More floral fabric (this is on the list to make a shopping bag)

Retro floral
(this is on the list to use as a panel in an A-line skirt
when I pluck up the courage to give it a go)

More Bark Cloth.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Even thought Christmas has been and gone I thought I would post a few photos of some of the decorations in our living room.  If you happen to read this please forgive my poor photography skills.
Our little Tree

Decoration close up.

Vase with twigs and decorations.

 And now for some crafty pics............

Some Christmas Bunting I made for my mum.
Her living room is like Santa's cave at Christmas time.

A Granny Blanket in progress.
And last but not least,
my attempt at making
Lucy of Attic24's Blooming Flower Cushion.

One of these days I will learn to put links into my blog.  Hope to post a bit more frequently over the next couple of weeks because I have some time off work.  We'll see................