Category Archives: Crafts

My Splendid Sampler 2

I’m trying to reduce the number of quilts I’m working on at the moment, having finished one fairly recently I still have six at various stages of construction!! Some just need quilting (hand or machine!) others need piecing and some … Continue reading

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Moving Down the Rabbit Hole

I’m making slow but steady progress with the hand quilting of my Down the Rabbit Hole quilt, three weeks ago when I last showed you my quilt this is how far I’d got… I’d just started the sunflower border quilting. … Continue reading

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A Fluffle and a Gaggle.

I’ve got five new smalls to show you, one new one and four recycled ones, a fluffle of rabbits and a gaggle of geese, oh and a sheep too… I started this cross-stitch about three weeks ago, I’d grabbed the … Continue reading

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UFO Time

I’ve been trying to have a bit of a sort out at home, including my sewing room. Whilst mooching through boxes I found an embroidery I did years ago, 1988 to be precise, I know that because luckily I embroidered … Continue reading

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A Fluffle of Love

I’ve just finished my first quilt of the year and I’ve called it A Fluffle of Love… I’m going to become a Great Aunt in the next few weeks, it makes me feel very old as I had a Great … Continue reading

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Eighteen for 18; How Did I Do!

Last January I set myself eighteen challenges to do in 2018, they were a mixture of sewing, quilting, embroidery and general lifestyle ones. I really enjoyed having something to aim for, especially as I didn’t stress or beat myself up … Continue reading

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Final Small of the Year!

A couple of years ago I was given a little cross-stitch kit, a pretty little chamomile flower, I felt it had quite a vintage feel to it with the general style of the design. When I opened it last week … Continue reading

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Giving and Receiving

From being very young I always tried to instill into my children the idea that handmade gifts were treasured, they always made presents for Grandparents and aunts etc, it might be a tray of mince pies, or a decorated matchbox. … Continue reading

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Tall Year Square Etui – Nearly There!

It’s three weeks since I last showed you my Tall Year Square Etui, it’s a design by Betsy Morgan which I’ve been working on for what seems like ages! Well I finally feel I’m almost there!! Three weeks ago I … Continue reading

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Friday Photo Challenge

It’s the penultimate photo challenge today, it’s organised by Postcard from Gibraltar and today’s theme is Star… This was the first design for the Christie SAL by Faby Reilly, she often uses embroidered stars to embellish her designs. I added … Continue reading

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