I hope I enjoy wearing this coat more than I enjoyed making it! The machine behaved beautifully which is more than I can say for the fabric. (It was very expensive by my standards and I fell in love with it when I saw it.) The bit I like best is the pocke
You might have noticed that I am obsessed with trying to work out how to make large items entirely in the hoop! This table runner was made in four hoopings. The second picture shows it just out of the hoop for the last time. (I've trimmed the edges and p
Mugrug and table runner - pieced, quilted and joined in the hoop. The second picture is straight from the hoop (just trimmed.) The backing has to be added by sewing machine. Actually, I think I could have done it all in the hoop, but I would have had to h
I wanted to make a reading cushion for a child and having been a teacher for 35 years, I know how important clear fonts are when learning to read. Much as I love the word art type designs, I couldn't bring myself to use one!
I've made this fiddle bunny to take to a concert in aid of Alzheimers Research. I'm sure there will be someone there who knows someone who would like to have him. He has a bell trapped in one ear and a bead in the other. There is crinkly cellophane a
You might have been wondering why I haven't posted any projects recently. This is a Snapshot of our Library now finished and hanging on my kitchen wall. It consists of 25 blocks, individually digitised. It is intended to represent the contents of our ten
This is "Stripnflip Santa" - the latest addition to Engineered in Stitches. Thank you ethan for the inspiration! He is designed to hang, but I think I will make some without the ribbon to sit on bottles like this one is doing. He now has a little bro
Lucy Locket won't lose this pocket in a hurry! I added the loops and D rings in the yoke seam when I made the skirt. The purse is an ITH quickie with the little lobster claw thingies added whilst making. It is a sort of girlie sporran!
A change from the quilt! I thought I had CD's out of my system some years ago but they have resurfaced! The design for the Christmas version is now available from Engineered in Stitches. The one on the left is made with die cut poinsettia bracts and t
I've been AWOL due to a nasty virus, but in between paroxysms of coughing and feeling miserable I have managed to finish my ITH sampler quilt. I have to say I'm very pleased with the back! (The black stripe across the top is the hanging sleeve. I
This is what has been occupying me this week. Aldi had very cheap FQs at the weekend so I bought 3 packs. I added some white for sashing and black for backing and I'm using them to test my own ITH quilt blocks. These are pieced, backed, quilted and joine