Hello and Happy Monday to everyone who visits me here! Here are some examples of how I sew up the scraps left over from my book projects - I can't keep using the same fabrics in different projects so once they've appeared in print I have to move on to something new... well, it's a good excuse to keep adding to the stash, isn't it??
I sewed the simple cubes in pretty colours and I think little Daisy Dot might enjoy playing with them. These soft cubes are such an old toy idea, something most babies of the past would be familiar with! A little bell inside makes them more fun to throw about too....
A few weeks ago, when I was getting the top floor of this old house ready for visitors, I came across the little pile of Beatrix Potter books that had belonged to my daughters - and suddenly I had to stop the bed making and dusting and sit down for a little look! The books are very worn because they were read and re read - partly because the girls loved them and partly because I did too. I still appreciate the beautiful illustrations, soft but bright watercolours and so evocative of nursery days.
I had to take a bit more time to find one of my old favourites - the sewing mouse from the Tailor of Gloucester - yep, I still love it! I remember reading that Beatrix Potter actually studied the historic brocades in the V&A to create the illustrations, which is why they are so lifelike....
And today's flowers are a bunch of candy pink tulips in the lovely blue jug my mother gave me a couple of years ago - I use it for all kinds of things but it is wonderful to plonk a bunch of tulips in, especially when they are rather unruly and won't stand up properly!
Wishing you all a wonderful week - I hope you have a lot of sunshine and a little feeling of spring! xxx
I am a designer, author, illustrator, stitcher and I just love crafting and making things. I live on the North West coast of England with my lovely husband. My family mean the world to me - I have two amazing grown up daughters and three sweet grandchildren - two boys and a girl.