Monday, 8 May 2017

May Makes

 My may making time has already been busy and filled with lovely new fabrics which have inspired so many ideas of things i want to make............the first thing i made with the new tilda circus fabrics was this little pincushion............
 .............making something small at first helps me overcome the initial reluctance to actually cut into the new fat quarters of pretty fabrics......these were from sew and so........
 ...............below is a picture of my work table with the ingredients of a new project about to be made.....
 .............a patchwork drawstring bag made from tilda circus fabrics, and including a few older ones from my stash too.......
 .............love the reds and blues especially............and i found some lovely wool felt pom poms from blooming felt to match ............
 .............the ribbon is from dotcomgiftshop...........i bought a reel of it a while ago just because i liked it and knew it would be useful one day.....
 ..............the bag will be used as a project bag (by me)....handy to take out with me and keep all my sewing or crochet things safe............
 ...............below is my studio chair, the little fire which is not needed at the moment as it has been quite warm here, and my red and white bunting which i found in a box while tidying up......
 .................below is the little bag hanging up on my big cupboard........this is built into an alcove in the studio and it houses lots of my crafty stuff ..........
 ................even sweet doll has a new tilda dress this week.....my grand daughter daisy loves to play with the dolls and bunnies here and dresses them up in each others' clothes............
 ................i will leave you this week with pictures of the flowers i picked for the weekend.....
 ................our garden is full of bluebells this year and lots of pretty tulips too....these photos were on instagram first but i wanted to show them to my blog readers who aren't on ig too :) ......
.................thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers and for you kind comments.......it is always a pleasure to hear from you............wishing you a very happy week ahead with plenty of  crafty inspiration and sunny days....................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

21 comments:

Joan Mc said...

Another very pretty post of your latest makes. I've often wondered where you purchased your fabrics , they are always very summery and showcase your various makes so well. Until the next until the next time ... Joan

Elizabethd said...

You do indeed find the most delicious fabrics!

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

So much loveliness! I love how the elephant is in the middle of your pincushion, they reallyaregorgeoub fabrics and the little felt balls are such a pretty add on to your lovely bag xx

Gracie Saylor said...

My youngest adult daughter, Elisabeth, would especially appreciate the pincushion you made since she has collected little elephant themed books and crafts. Once more your gathering of colors mingled with or displayed on white delights and instructs me...and inspires me to craft! Thank you for sharing your creativity and some sweet family moments, too. Wishing you happy days until we visit again. XXXXXXXX

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your pretty bag Helen, the colours are wonderful......so useful too. :)
It's so nice that little granddaughter dresses up your dollies and bunnies, I think I'd like to play with them too.
Lots of lovely blooms as well!
Have a lovely week, so good to feel the sunshine,
V x

Beca said...

Your posts are always so delightful and inspiring. I don't comment often but I do read and take in all the beauty.
xx Beca

Jacky H said...

What a lovely read the photos are beautiful. It so nice to see what you are making. The flowers go so well with your fabric.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I know I mention this all the time, but your talent is amazing! That's a gorgeous bouquet from your garden as well, you are a woman of MANY talents!

Studio Maywyn said...

Gorgeous flowers! The bags are cute.

I use draw string bags for extra thick socks that crowd the sock drawer.

Lorrie said...

I drool over your fabrics - such pretty, pretty choices. Your makes are all lovely. And the bouquet equally so.

Teje said...

Hi Helen! So much beautiful summer feeling! Your sweet doll brings me lovely memories about sewing with my mom and godmother clothes for my dolls. Have a lovely day! x Teje

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The little doll is so precious. (a little birdie told me I might be getting one of your books for Mother's day! I sure hope so...I'll let you know!) Hugs, Diane

My Little Home and Garden said...

I keep telling myself I'll try a little sewing project but still haven't. Your creations are always so pretty. I love the flowers, too, Helen! My late friend, years ago, went back to England one spring to visit some of his siblings; he wanted to be there while the bluebells filled the woods.

Enjoy the rest of your week.
-Karen

Rhona said...

Another wonderful post....such pretty colours, fabrics and flowers!

Teresa Kasner said...

What a pretty bag.. I know you'll enjoy carrying a project around with you with such a pretty pouch. What a gorgeous bouquet too.. it's extra special because the flowers are from your garden. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mickie said...

Helen,
Beautiful pictures, beautiful colors, and beautiful makes! I love every one of the fabrics you choose for your projects and every project is always a winner! I would love to wander through your sweet garden, it must be glorious in the spring time.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

crazydazy said...

Love the circus fabric and the project bag not only looks pretty is very practical. Nice to see the bluebells in the garden at this time of the year.

Pom Pom said...

I know what you mean about cutting into fat quarters, but you give me courage to do so! Such lovely things you create!
Your blog is a color feast!
I'd like to follow you on Instagram! My user name is kmaston.
Happy weekend, Helen!

Pom Pom said...

Back to say I just ordered three of your books on Amazon. I decided that my sewing machine would love a busy run of cuteness. Yay!

cristina said...

Love this little pincushion, Helen!

Connie the Cootiebug said...

Your photos are drool-worthy! Gorgeous gorgeous fabrics and projects. xo