Magazine Mosaic

I found yet another unfinished piece the other day and thought I would machine some simple stitching and then add it into a large sketchbook of samples that I am currently compiling. I started this at a Creative Stitch workshop several years ago, on a class run by Karen Frost. It was a great workshop … More Magazine Mosaic

Floral Wreath

This is a ‘try out’ – a floral wreath with the flowers printed onto calico in acrylic paint and then machined to give the details. A few glaring mistakes here, the main one being my mistaken belief that I could cover up the green leaves with the flower paint when I printed on top. Never … More Floral Wreath

Grandmother’s Garden

Sewn over many years, English paper pieced hexagons were made into the traditional Grandmother’s Garden blocks. It has taken a pandemic to get me to sew them all together! This entailed hand stitching, but only in the evenings. The entire quilt is made of recycled, vintage fabrics – not quilted yet!

Tea Lights

Some tea lights, made from a kit, in some of the wallpaper printed fabric. Below are the scraps, assembled on vilene, in order to make some coasters.

May Book Of The Month – Lotus

Recently a friend recommended Sally Hirst’s lotus book tutorial, using gelli plate prints to create the double sided pages. I haven’t used my gelli plate for simply ages and it was great yesterday to spend some time playing around with paint and my Japanese stencils. The excellent tutorial can be found on YouTube.

Pebble Tray

I really should have taken a photograph of the old oak tray that I used for this project. I had kept it in the loft for some years always intending to re-use it; it was tatty and unloved with a piece of tray cloth inside with an embroidery of a crinoline lady on it! So … More Pebble Tray

Cow Parsley

This is cow parsley growing in our garden – I love it! We have it all over the place and my husband even mows around it in the lawn! Below is a small sample of some machine embroidered cow parsley – maybe it can be applied to something at a later date? It would look … More Cow Parsley

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Absolutely the last time I will use my coastal path mosaic stencil!

Mosaic Lampshade

I have had so much fun making this lampshade, using a kit I’ve had for a year or so. The lamp base I’ve probably had for nearly twenty years – it’s been in the loft waiting for a much needed coat of paint before being called into use with the shade. The recently made mosaic … More Mosaic Lampshade