Friday, 2 December 2022

Happy December

Happy December dear readers.......i hope the new month has begun well for you......
........here is a new festive four patch quilt....i finished the patchwork top last month and now it is fresh from being longarm machine quilted with holly leaves and berries by the talented debbie holland.......
....i used this jellyroll from moda....called christmas stitched......
......perfect to snuggle under during chilly december evenings......
...........also new are these mini stockings made with leftover liberty fabric......
........and some more made from pink and red scraps........
.....lovely as decorations, advent calendars or to peg onto a gift.......the pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar (and the easy four patch quilt pattern is in there too).....
.......loving all the cosy colours and glowing candles as the days shorten and twilight arrives......
.....below is a christmas version of my vintage charm quilt.......
........i used a mixture of different charm packs for this and some old charm squares from my stash......
.........so cosy and festive, especially with a holly decorated mug of hot tea.......
......thank you for visiting me here dear blog friends and sharing my little festive space......wishing you a happy creative cheery and merry month ahead......next week i'm going on a little trip so i'll be having a little blog break (but you can still find me on instagram)......then i'll be back again the following week....hopefully with some christmassy pictures to share :).......take care until then lovelies..........peace and love................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 25 November 2022

Pretty Little Things

Hello again lovely readers........some pretty little makes to show you today....first is a dottie drawstring bag which i made as a gift.............for myself :)......
......i just adore this gorgeous fruit label fabric from atsuko matsuyama and have been hoarding it for ages....then i spied it in my sewing room next to a piece of aqua tilda dotty fabric and decided to make a little bag with the two fabrics....the dotty one is perfect for the lining.....
...........the bag cords and stops are from rose garden patchwork as usual.......
......i'm using the little bag at the moment to hold a small piece of knitting that i'm working on....a rabbit cardigan for one of the sugar bunnies......
.........also i've been enjoying cross stitching lots of little ornaments recently.......
.......this tiny merry christmas ornament had little bells attached......
.....and i made some tags with parts of the design too.......the pattern and instructions for these is in my etsy shop link in side bar.....
........feeling a little bit festive now....but not too much yet.....
.....last weekend we met up with our dear daughters and their families and had a lovely walk at dunham massey, through the park in the bright november sunshine......
.........seeing deer there is always a pleasure....they are so tame and fascinating to see close up.......
......and finally here are some more little makes.....patchwork trees in pink and green fabrics, and a green bird too......patterns are fabric button trees and fabric birds also in my etsy shop as before......

 .....thanks so much for visiting me here dear readers and for your kind comments.....wishing you a happy week with plenty of cosy crafty times.....take care lovelies.......peace and love......back soon xxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 18 November 2022

Peppermint Trees

Hello again dear readers........today we have my new peppermint trees quilt to look at.......
.........i love minty green and pale pink together, and the icy frosty pastels look is the one i always decorate one of our trees with (in our pink lounge) so i decided to make a quilt to have in there this year too....
...........the quilt is easy to make, using fusible web and top stitching.......it was longarm machine quilted for me by the talented debbie holland in an amazing tree bark pattern........
..........the backing is a tilda spot in aqua (all the trees are tilda fabrics too, from my scrap basket)......
........the light frosty feel of this quilt means it can be used all winter........
...........the pattern for the peppermint trees quilt is in my etsy shop now link in sidebar.......
..........and there's another little house to show you too.....this is my winter alphabet pincushion .......
......a tiny snowy design inspired by my love of samplers.......this is easy to cross stitch and the pattern for it is also in my etsy shop now...........
...........some sparkly festive pink inspiration last weekend when my daughter and i went to our local *inspirations* shop.......so twinkly there.....
.......there was also plenty of red and green (my other favourite) and this sign *might* have come home with me..........
...........pink roses and a winter candle on my new quilt.......cosy and quiet and peaceful.....

 ......thank you for dropping by to my little blog space today lovely readers........and thank you for the kind words you leave me........wishing you a happy week ahead with cosy times and crafty inspirations.......take care lovelies..........peace and love ..............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 11 November 2022

Festive Makings

Hello again dear readers.......thinking about festive stitching this week......now is the time to make some little projects like a christmas stocking perhaps......
......this is my red patchwork christmas stocking pattern made with vintage style scraps.....
.....especially nice with a little handmade creature peeking out of the top....this is my sugar mouse wearing a hand knitted toy's spring cardigan..........
.......also here is a little patchwork bird (a robin this time) with wooden wheels and a string with a rusty bell to make it into a pull along toy.......
.......a cute festive decoration to sit on top of old books or on a shelf......
.....next to vintage pottery and terracotta candle pots.......
......on the quilt cupboard in my studio..........
......another idea for gift making is a tiny tote bag, plain or patchwork, with a treat inside......
.......or a little dottie drawstring bag....so useful for keeping tiny items together or storing small treasures or toys.......all these patterns can be found as pdfs in my etsy shop link in sidebar........
......the weather is still mild here and autumn is looking lovely in the woods around us......still lots of leaves on the trees and golden bracken as well as red berries........i still love to walk through the crisp autumn leaves on the pavements too.......
..........the final picture here  is of poppies for today is remembrance day........lest we forget.......

 ..........thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for your very kind comments and messages......all so appreciated by me.......wishing you a happy week ahead with sunny days and crafty inspirations.......peace and love..................take care lovelies.................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 4 November 2022

Happy November

Happy November dear readers........we've had a cosy week here.......some pictures from my kitchen......with the pumpkin quilt on the aga.......
...........the pumpkins are now being turned into soup..........
.........the autumn quilts are in use...........
............the autumn decorations are out, especially the candles.........
.......and a little festive sewing has begun.........
......the little houses pincushions is a new cross stitch pattern in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
......love these little red houses inspired by quilt blocks.........
..........there are two pincushions and a scissor keep........
...........while i was sitting hand stitching this week molly decided to climb up on my lap, which she rarely does....she got very close and i snapped this picture....aww ;).......
...........this amazing dahlia is still flowering.....love this one though i don't know its name.......

 ........thank you for dropping by dear readers.......and for your sweet comments....always so lovely to hear from you........wishing you a happy week ahead with bright days and crafty inspirations.......take care lovelies.................peace and love..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx