Saturday, October 03, 2015

Tidying my mess

So the mess the other day has now gone and becone these gorgeous new Christmas decorations! They aren't in my shop yet but will be going in later today!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Productivity or mess

This is what my table looks like this morning, left over from yesterday. It's a very colourful mess or is it a sign of productivity??'. It's a glorious cold rainy day which I love when I have to create! Sunny days are just too distracting and tempting. Rainy days inspire me to stay in and work! Of course there has to be a cup of tea as well. Perfect!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Vintage style lampshade

Ever since completing Marna's lampshade course I've been experimenting with diffrent styles. I recently finished this lampshae using vintage doilies and embroideries. It's super pretty and will be going in my shop.

Sweet birdies

Lately I've been having fun trying out all manner of ideas! I really wanted to make some felt bird decorations. They are great as Christmas decorations but some can also be used on gifts or for wedding. They were super fun to make! Some are in my shop here.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Softie love

Last week I made these cuties for my shop. They are some new designs I did for softie and are so cute.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pretty lanterns

Not only did I make a lampshade but also lanterns. I love these and have order more supplies to make more. How pretty would they be for a wedding or christening??!!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Hard to believe

I can't believe Halloween will be here next month and soon after Christmas! Where does the time go? Last year I made these gorgeous little pouches! They are great for trick or treating or just to decorate your table or mantel full of candy! They are available in my shop

I also made these gorgeous wreaths for Christmas great to hang on the door, wall or even lay on the table with a large candle in the center. I still have a few left in my shop

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Lampshade love

I'm so excited I did a lampshade making online course with Marna Lunt and here is my first shade. I made it for my daughter Lulu and she loves it. it's made with antique Italian linen, machine applique and is hand embtoidered. I can't wait to make my next one!

With the light off!

With the light on!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Cot Quilt for Nicolas

Recently my friend asked me to make a baby quilt for her cousin's baby. They love cars so this is what I came up with. It was thoroughly enjoyable to make and I love the way the colours turned out. The designs are machine appliqued with a contrasting thread, I love that effect and then I hand quilted it. The pattern is my own.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Fabric journal

I finally have been able to work on a fabic journal. I've been wanting to make one for some time now. It was so much fun and I just loved making it. It has several pages and pockets, each page has been embellished. It comes with a small covered notebook for writing notes or doing small drawings. I think it would be a great gift for a bridal shower as the bride could use it as an organiser or as a keepsake for wedding memorabilia. Another great use would be for sewing!

To make the book there was a lot of collaging different textured fabrics, hand embroidery and stitching, applique and machine sewing. I used some new fabrics but also a lot of antique handwoven hemp and trims. Oh and of course old and new buttons!

Front and back covers of the fabric journal and small notebook

Some of the internal pages

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Kantha goings on!

Before I went away I made a lot of kantha pillows which I never blogged. Terrible I know! Here they are finally, I just love them. Most are already sold but I do have some more in the works!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Back to work

Now it's back to work! I arrived last week and hit the ground running! I've already completed several orders and are working on more!

I just finished this gorgeous growth chart with peacocks. I just loved doing those!
Before I left I made many charts for boys, here are a couple of them.

More creations are on their way!

Long absence

I've been away from my blog for sometime now. I was home in Sydney visiting my fanily. It was so much fun I did all of my favourite things whilst I was there.

I went on Sydney Harbour on a warm winter's day!

We went to the zoo and saw some of my favourite animals!

A baby wombat!
The giraffes have the best view ever!
 We walked from Clovelly to Bondi! The water was very inviting even though it was only 18°C.

We went up to Brisbane and visited Moreton Island, just beautiful!

And saw lots of whales!!!!! So lucky!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Another copycat!

I was happily looking on Pinterest this evening and came across another copycat! What can we do? These people seem to be very good sewers so why don't they use their own imaginations!
The copied pillow
An example of my pillow
Only the colours change! What do you think????

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Custom order gifts

A while back I made several custom orders for different clients, like name pillows.
For Hugo and Holly a sweet unisex Toothfairy Pillow. I love the way this one turned out. To order yours go here to my shop.
For a friend’s daughter’s communion a lovely pillow for her bed. I made two so one is in my shop!