Sunday, October 16, 2016

Shop update

Slowly putting new goodies in my shop. New today cute Trick or treat Halloween bags




Saturday, September 17, 2016

Vecchia Pescheria (old fishery)

I am preparing for a creative market tomorrow in the old Roman fishery in Rimini, Woohoo.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Artigiani in Piazza

I was honoured to participate in a new event this August 'Artigiani in Piazza'. It was a wonderful evening where friends and family came to visit!



 I made a lot of flowers for colour, so much fun!

And many new products! Some here on my work table, such a mess!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Preparations

This is what a work in progress looks like. When I decide to make a pouch, pillow and so on I never make just one! I just can't because all kinds of fabric combinations pop into my head and I have to make them all!

I usually start from one fabric I love and must include, then through trial and error find others that will co-ordinate. As I go through this process more combinations reveal themselves so I must make them immediately so I don't forget! In this case I will sit there until all are finished, maybe 6 or 7 at a time. I usually can't wait to see the end result and see which is my favourite!
I'll show how these turned out in a future post!

Finally finished!


I started this piece before I went away to Spain and wasn't quite sure what it was going to be - a bag, journal cover, pillow, wall art! The break gave me some clarity and instantly when I looked at it I knew what to do! It has to be hung on the wall! It is available in my shop

To create this lovely piece I hand stitched a nine patch with beautiful antique French fabrics. I then hand quilted them here and there with embroidery floss. At this point I thought 'now what???'. Then it came to me I wanted to do a vase of flowers!



Holidays are over!

I say holidays are over but in reality I've been working like a crazy person! I participated in a wonderful 3 days festival in San Leo. It was great fun! San Leo is a truely beautiful town.



There were all kinds of shows and fireworks on the castle!




I had a stall there which was so much fun and such an honour!

The beautiful view down the street.

Some of my products

 I made lots of new bags!




Sunday, September 04, 2016

Summer's end sale


SALE SALE SALE enter code SUMMERSEND40 for 40% off all READY TO SHIP items. No MADE TO ORDER items are on sale just ready to ship.

The summer is coming to an end so it's time for a sale. It starts now and finishes 6th September so don't miss out! Every item will SALE 40% OFF written in it's title is eligible for the discount! There are many to choose from!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Artigiani in Piazza

Friday 19th August I'll be in Santarcangelo with my stand so exciting! Photos will follow!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Love making pouches!

Here are some sweet pouches I made recently. Some are still available in my shop here. They are made with antique and vintage fabrics and embroideries. I completed them with handstamped fabrics, trims and handmade buttons.

 





Sunday, July 17, 2016

Holiday in Spain

I have been quiet lately on the blog we have been away in Spain. We went to the Costa Brava, I had no idea it was so beautiful. I highly recommend a trip there!

Beautiful scenery!

 Gorgeous medieval towns with lovely shops!


 One of my favourites Cadaques!
 Inspiration everywhere!

 Waking up early in the morning at my aunts house, drinking coffee (a favourite) and stitching!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Kits

In my previous post I forgot to mention I have made up some gorgeous mixed media kits that can be used to create your own stitched wall art. They include all manner of things like vintage buttons, antique fabric and trims, die cut shapes to applique and embroider, antique pages and each one has a divine antique theater or opera program in Italian. I just love these!

There are so many inspiring goodies in each one. This is available in my shop here.


The one  here 


A third kit is available here  


These are not only great for sewing but also to make junk journals which are super fun to make!