Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Lots of Dots

 It's a sunny, dotty week here so far.....dotty fabrics are being sewn for exciting new projects to be published in the future, and I thought I would show you this dotty pinwheel patchwork cushion today. I found the pinwheel blocks in one of my patchwork storage baskets and as I'm trying to use up everything and waste nothing this year I decided to make the blocks into a summery cushion....
...looking around me I spied lots of dots on different things, many of which I've had for years as I've always collected dotty china and have some very old pieces as well as recent finds... 
 ....a friend gave me the dotty retro doileys which I think is what really made me think about dots this week...I made the cakes in dotty cases and added dots to the icing with my Tala icing pen, then put them on a red dotty doiley...
 .... summer has returned here and it's been sunny and warm enough to take a tea tray out to the garden...
 ...to sew some work projects sitting in the dappled shade and enjoying the flowers and the buzzing of the bees... 
I hope you are having a lovely sunny week too wherever you are. Thanks for popping in to see me here, I do enjoy your visits and comments very much. Back soon xxxxx

36 comments:

Pipany said...

Morning Helen. Lovely to check in and see a post from you. I love the cushion in your first picture - very cheery and looks so plump too! x

Annie said...

Love the pinwheel cushion, so summery and fresh, but the one beneath it looks interesting too ... is that a Union Jack I spy?

Rubyred said...

A lovely cheery post to look at Helen! I love all things dotty so this put a smile on my face!
The cushion is so fresh and pretty, love it!
Have a lovely sunshiney day!
Rachel x

famfa said...

Lovely dotty stuff. Love it.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

I love dots ans spots too! Everything looks fab. kxx

crafts@home said...

Lovely dotty post, super cushion, and those dotty cupcakes, they are as neat as your sewing..... they look wonderful.....
Sue Xxx

Ali said...

Lovely post and pictures xx

Mandy said...

Love, love, love your cushion! :)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, I love your dotty goodness! Dotty day to you with lots more happy summer days, xoRobin❤

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous cushion Helen and I love the green dotty mug!! Dots always look good.
Beautiful weather here as well, I really enjoy a cup of tea outside too. :)
Vivienne x

susanhal said...

You made me look around me and I find I'm going dotty too !
Susanx

Nia Cross Stitch said...

Hi Helen,

I love the pink spotty teapot.
Pink and green together - one of my favourite colour combinations. The cushion looks fab, as always.

Nia x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Love that pinwheel cushion, I made little sweetpea a pinwheel hairclip a few weeks back, it is quite an effective design isn't it. oohh lets hope for many more days where you can take tea outside into the garden.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..that pinwheel cushion does look light and summery..very sweet! I had a lovely pre-summer morning with tea on a verandah with friends in the sunshine and a baby magpie sitting on the verandah railings singing for us and begging for food.

Cindy said...

Love the pinwheel pillow. Just the perfect colors.

Cvet Na Mesecu said...

Love your pink teapot.

Hippywitch said...

Gorgeous cushion, love the colours. You have gone dotty but it looks lovely, I'm a fan of your teapot!

Jooles said...

Ooooh those dotty cakes look yum ;o)
I love your new cushion, so pretty and summery.
I have a 'thing' for dots too...funny enough i have been doing a little blog tinkering and have gone dotty mad!
j x

Tabiboo said...

Lots of dots - my favourite.

And what a good idea about using up blocks. I have a few random log cabins that I really could do with putting to good use.

Nina xxx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely summery post
Julie xxxxxxxx

Carole said...

Hi Helen,
I can`t tell you how i love your blog, it is so fresh, clean & bright. I love your pinwheel cushion. Definately a very dotty blog today, but lovely though.
Love Carole in Rossendale, Lancashire xxxx

Simone said...

I do love all the dots and spots too! The cushion is lovely and fresh looking. x

Pomona said...

I love all those dots - especially the ones on the cakes! No sunshine here, I'm afraid, so I have been sewing indoors, and dreaming of knitting in the sun.

Pomona x

Andrea said...

Hi Helen,

I too love dots, they are just so cheerful! I love the cushion its beautiful and wil look great anywhere!
I loved the CB project as always too!
Have a lovely sunny wek, the sun finally shone here today,
Andrea x

Teje said...

Dear Helen, what a sweet 'dotty' post - every loves them! My favorite is that lovely pink teapot and all the 'goodies' on the tray! Also your pinwheel cushion is so beautiful! That's great idea to make pinwheeles with different colours like you did!
xxx Teje

by Teresa said...

Oh Helen, after reading your post I think I'm seeing spots! LOL Isn't it fun to just look around and see fun things to photograph?
Well, I'm off to swim for an hour!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jane said...

Lovely dotty post there Helen. I am glad to catch up with you now I am home. Your cakes have made my mouth water....mmmm. Enjoy your summer sunshine.
Jane x

4 Lil' Girls said...

Such a summery post, love everything in it, the dots are great, love the dotty cupcakes so much they look scrummy, a real smile the whole way through post :D
Karen x

delia hornbook said...

I loved your post today so many gorgeous spots. I love those red doileys. And your cushion is beautiful. dee x

My Little Home and Garden said...

I look forward to your posts; I know I'll be seeing a burst of colour on the screen. Perhaps I'll go put a little something in one of my leaf-green-with-one-dot bowls!

flowers on my table said...

Gosh Helen everything is so summery and lovely at your house. I love the pinwheel cushion. I do have a bit of a penchant for spots myself. Many thanks for your lovely comments, we had a great time in Wicklow thankyou. Lots of love, Linda x

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

This may be my favorite post yet! I love all things polka dot! Your pinwheel pillow is so fun, and the cupcakes look delicious!

Mia said...

I love everything dotty, Helen, and your china is just adorable (not to mention the cushion!), and with the "matching" cupcakes...Divine!

Your blog always makes me smile, thank you for that!

Happy Thursday!

Yours,
Mia

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

What a bright and sunny post! I hope you will send some of that lovely weather across the sea.

You have a beautiful collection of spotted china and decorations. I have a soft 'spot' for polka dots as well. I find them really hard to resist. Your pillow & cakes look very good!

Happy weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

harmony and rosie said...

Lovely dots. I have the CK mugs in red, they're fun aren't they?

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Helen.

Happy weekend to you x

Bluebell said...

Hello Helen,
I enjoyed your dotty post very much. Polka dot is such a fresh, cheerful fabric that everyone seems to love it. Your cushion is absolutely beautiful and tea in the garden with that fab spotty teapot and cupcakes couldn't fail to make anyone smile! x