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Seashore Mobiles

Seashore Mobiles

As I am very fortunate to live in Cornwall, I have been inspired to create something that reflects the Cornish coastline and combine some of my sewing talents. Some of you may have heard that over the Christmas, New Year and into January period we endured some rather major storms – so much that part … Continue reading

Anniversary Flowers

Anniversary Flowers

Matthew and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary yesterday. The traditional fourth wedding anniversary gift is flowers or plants but as we are on a bit of an economy drive at the moment we agreed no presents (though Matthew did, naughty boy, buy me some freesia’s which are one of my favourite flowers). I decided to … Continue reading

The Cat Sat on the Mat

The Cat Sat on the Mat

Although I finished these cats while ago, it has taken me a while to find time to put finger to keyboard to talk about them! They originate from the same pattern as the puppy doorstops but my original focus was the puppies. I felt it was time to give the cats a go and here … Continue reading

House of Cards

House of Cards

Receiving a friend’s change of address card through the post prompted me to work on a New Home card using the machine applique technique. All I can say is that houses are SO much easier than Cathedrals! I made two and sewed directly on to the card, so didn’t have any of the problems that … Continue reading

Free Hand Machine Embroidery

Free Hand Machine Embroidery

When setting myself a new project I never seem to start small but rather tend to launch in ambitiously large.  So when attempting to have a go at free hand machine embroidery (as I now discover it is called), I don’t settle for something simple like a house (square, small, simple), oh no, I have … Continue reading

Applique – any advice.

Applique – any advice.

For various reasons that I won’t go into at the minute I am attempting to applique Truro Cathedral, but am running into a few problems. Fortunately the people at the Cathedral have produced a child-friendly cartoon style picture of the building which I am using as my template (less windows and a lot simpler than … Continue reading

A Litter of Puppies

A Litter of Puppies

Over the weekend I (with some help from the lovely Matthew) made a litter of puppies.  About three years ago we acquired Peter Puppy from a craft fair in Brecon, he is a rather handsome doorstop and soon found a home in front of our TV where he was much admired by our friends. Being of … Continue reading

Jar of Nothing

Jar of Nothing

This is just a quick post to tell you about another Christmas present we made.  This time it was for my Mother and Father in Law.  I suspect like us you have people who never seem to know what they want for Christmas or Birthday.  My in-laws are quite good at this (but then again … Continue reading

Nice Niece

Nice Niece

Before Christmas I was busy making presents for people but unable to say much as I was aware that many were reading this blog.  So in the next few posts I will be sharing some of what I made, the first being some presents for my 3 month old niece who was the recipient of … Continue reading

Party Time!!!!

Party Time!!!!

For the last few years Matthew and I have hosted a party on the Saturday before Christmas.  A casual ‘drop in when you can’ kind of party.  Each year it seems to have got bigger.  Last year we moved and invited several from the village we now live in, but over this last year we … Continue reading