This is an "artist's companion". Sketch pad on the right and pockets for pencils etc on the left. It was made in the hoop. The embroidery design on the front is from Urban Threads. It has elastic to keep it closed.
Hexagons from circles project - now finished. When I had run out of circles, I had a rectangle of patchwork which I fancied making into some kind of container. A quick wander around the house and I found it was a perfect fit for the biscuit tin. This will
Trying out a new (to me) technique. These hexagons are hand stitched starting with a circle of fabric. Basically, the side is stitched to the centre six times. I decided the back looked nicer than the front so I used a tiny button to cover the join. I wou
This is the ith quilt block I've been playing with this week.<br /><br /> The first picture is of two blocks, pieced, backed, quilted and joined in the hoop. A bit of digital trickery has given me two possible layouts to use. Incidentally the beautifu
I've called this design Pretty Maids (all in a row.) I've actually been fiddling around with it on and off for about 3 years, but I've finally called it finished. It is made in the hoop except for gathering the skirt pieces and the side seams.
My big sister is setting off on a cruise today. On Sunday she told me that she could do with something to put her travel documents in. I adapted the method of my A5 notebook design to make her this. It has the cover of an old A5 notebook inside. The desig
Cushion cover to use up some jelly roll strips left from a quilt. Each block was pieced, appliqued, backed, quilted and joined in the hoop. Next step will have to be to use this technique to make a whole quilt!
I should have been doing so many other things this afternoon, but I couldn't resist the temptation to play. This little zipped purse is the result. I seem to be in crazy patchwork mode at the moment! The fabrics are some of the bits I have left after sev
I had a brainwave at silly o'clock this morning and came up with these A5 notebook/diary covers. They are made in two hoopings, lined, no raw edges inside and with only the tiniest bit of hand or machine sewing to finish.