Thursday, 15 December 2011

Venturing in to the sewing basket..........

Well hello there, teacher training is going really well and life has never been so hectic! Today I ventured into my sewing basket for the first time since August :-( and only to find the ribbon to hang the Christmas cards on! Think I can feel the starting of my first New Year's resolution...........

HaPpY ChRiStMas and A HaPpY NeW YeAr - may it be a peaceful one x

Friday, 28 October 2011

Where Have I been ?

Sorry, sorry, sorry!!!!

Well I have had a change of direction in my life and am now undertaking my primary teacher training this year. It is extremely hard work but great fun and I'm thoroughly enjoying myself. However, it leaves little (read that as 'no' time) to craft :-(

Hopefully Christmas time will see a break from work and the sewing machine regaining its place on my desk! For the meanwhile I am consoling myself reading the craftseller magazine, which is a fab read.

So for now I will snatch moments to catch up with all you lovely bloggers instead.

Linda x

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Charleston and Dapper Flappers!

Hello All,

Been a bit slow on the blogging front, however I have found time for a few makes :


This one I needle felted the cupcake on to it, it's lined
with lovely Laura Ashley purple iris fabric.

Then R's Brownie Pack celebrates its 90th Birthday in April so they have a 1930's Charleston / disco.

This was an old nightie now transformed into a rather dapper flapper dress - I rather pleased with this!!

The rest of my time has been taken up with revising for some tests
 - I'll fill you in on that another time - a different change of direction for me, hopefully...............

Linda x

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

ShArE ThE BlOgGy LOVE :-)

Wow!!! THANK YOU CLOBELLE!!! I received my lovely Valentine's swap
 from Chloe from Clobelle blog - make sure you visit her!

 A lovely coloured jelly roll, A knitted bobbly scarf, Thorntons chocolates, a little heart tape measure.....


A Love Toast Stamp, A fab red hanging heart, a strawberry pack bag, hot water bottle cover.........

Not forgetting a sweet purple heart dish and some "Flirty" wool. Aren't I the lucky one !

On not such a good point, my parcel sent 1st class post on the 4th February
 has still not arrived with Chloe :-( 

ThAnK YoU Again x

I also thought I would share with you my latest felt picture
 - this one is for me this time! Apologies for the flash!

I  hope to catch up with you all again soon.

Linda x

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Hello, here is the finished quilt for my son - it looks great!

I have also been busy finishing some felt pieces started before Christmas. I have made these into book covers.

I will have to think what my next project will be now - Any ideas ?


Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Picture it - on a Quilt!

"I'm cold, Mum" has been a familiar cry from my 12 year old son, so I decided to make him a quilt. I had a go last winter and make one for my daughter, so decided to do the same again.
But what do you do for a 12 year old?

 I decide to heat transfer photos of him over the last 12 years on to calico and use lots of blues (although you may see a green and yellow NCFC football emblem sneaked in!) to make it.

I am really pleased with the results - a photo to follow of  it finished in due course. So now both my children will have a lasting memory of their childhood.

Linda x