Friday, 27 January 2023

Stitching Hearts

Hello dear readers....on a bright and sunny day....here i am with lots of hearts to share....
.....this is the pink version of my heartstrings quilt.......
........lots of sweet scraps of pink fabrics from many different collections.......and below is a patchwork heart made from tilda scraps and decorated with a bow........
.....next is a pink version of my sweetheart pincushion.......a lovely valentine or friendship gift for a stitching friend......
........and then there is my newest heart pattern....the big heart made from scrappy striped and floral fabric strips.....
......all the patterns for the makes shown here can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar.....
.......it will soon be valentine's day as this looooong january is coming to an end........
.....luckily this week we had some nice sunny days and blue skies too.......we walked by the sea (with lots of layers and warmest coats on)........
.........and i found some rustic fencing to photograph.....a bit of research for a design i'm working on .......
.........there was a pretty gate too........
........tulips to remind us that spring isn't far away........
.....thank you for popping in here to see me lovely readers, and thank you for the kind comments you leave me.....wishing you a happy week ahead with sunshine, blue skies and crafty times too........take care....love and peace....................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 20 January 2023

Cosy Crafting

Hello again lovely readers....welcome to my blog after a very chilly week here with icy winds, and lots of snow.....perfect though for staying in and crafting........this is my zoe zipper pouch......
......made from sweet little floral scraps and some geometric ones too......
.......it has added surface stitching and some buttons.......as well as a decorative cherry zipper charm....
.....these are fun to make, and quick too.......and i love playing with pretty fabrics and choosing buttons....
..........below is my sewing table.....the cottage garden quilt is having a turn on the wall this month...
..........the hyacinths scent the air and remind us spring isn't that far away.......
...........and here is the blue chair with the vintage hearts cushion and a pink primrose....
......fabrics, flowers and crafting always help to keep me cheery during january and its bleak days....
........along with candles and cosy firelight too.......
.........each evening i work on a quilt, hand quilting is perfect for this time of year as the quilt also keeps you cosy while you sew.....
........i just had to go out and take a quilt in the snow picture .....crunching about in the freezing air....this is my heartstrings quilt on the cottage garden fence on a snowy but sunny day.....(this quilt and the zoe zipper pouch and vintage hearts cushion patterns are all in my etsy shop link in sidebar)........

 .....thank you for dropping by dear readers and for your kind comments....wishing you a happy week wherever you are and whatever the weather.......hope you have sunshine and flowers and crafty inspirations....peace and love.............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 13 January 2023

A Week in January

Hello again dear readers......here are some pictures from my january week....a week of rain, wind, sunny intervals and storms........this tiny postage stamp doll quilt was made with some of the scraps left over from the vintage log cabin quilt in my previous post....
.....two sugar bunnies are enjoying the cosiness........
.....it is hand quilted in the old traditional way, diagonally across the squares.....
......the postage stamp doll quilt pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar, and so is the sugar bunny pattern....
.......a quilt stack with some cheery tulips and a pink primrose......
.....and a floral tiny tote bag.......
...........the blue vintage candlestick was a surprise gift from my lovely daughter......
.........this week we had a trip to the nearby inspirations store......they were just putting up the easter and spring displays....lots of bunnies nestled in here.......
.....we walked beside the sea on one of the calm days......love to see the bright blue skies after a lot of grey  cloud and rain.......
.........one of our favourite walks below is up an old farm road, near the church....we got caught in a squall but on the way back we saw a rainbow :)............
...........one more cosy rabbit picture.......loving our quilts this winter more than ever........

 ......thank you for dropping by to see me in my little blog world dear readers.....thank you for your kind words and messages.........wishing you a happy january week.....keep cosy and take care lovelies.............peace and love.......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 6 January 2023

Cheerful Tulips

Hello again dear readers....january can be a dark and dreary month in our part of the world, so i like to make sure i have plenty of spring flowers and bulbs and colourful fabrics to cheer up the days......
...........the big bunch of rainbow tulips has brought a lot of pleasure here over the past week......
............and here is a newly finished log cabin quilt top made with floral fabrics in spring and summer colours........
......the pattern is my vintage log cabin quilt in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
.....i love making log cabin quilts and look forward to creating lots more with different colour themes......
......the fabrics are a big mix of scraps and pieces from my stash....lots of lovely japanese prints especially.......and some old favourites too.......
.......two of the log cabin blocks as a work in progress before they were all joined together......
............lots of pink, blue and green on one side of the block and lots of low volumes on the other......
..........a spring quilt stack below with a patchwork heart.........almost time to begin making those valentine hearts again........
............still love candle light in my pictures.......found some lovely little candlesticks on my travels around the cotswolds just before christmas.........
...........happy to be able to share my flowers and makes with other flower loving makers out there :)......
.....thank you for dropping by dear readers and for leaving me kind comments too........wishing you a happy cheerful january with plenty of sunny days, crafty times and some colourful flowers too........take care lovelies....................peace and love......................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 30 December 2022

Happy New Year

The end of December and the end of another year.........we feel grateful that our christmas has been cosy, happy and peaceful....
.........we had a lovely christmas day at our elder daughter's beautiful home, with happy cosy family times......
.......and on other cosy winter evenings i've been quilting my baskets quilt by hand......
........the perfect fireside winter project.........
.......my little houses pincushion matches this project well.......
..........i'm loving these cosy winter days and we have also had some bright sunny days for walks and enjoying nature too....
........the tiny nest here is a real one which fell out of the wisteria one year.......it's perfectly made with woven grasses, tiny flowers and even some of my embroidery thread which was lying on the garden table at the time........
..........cosy quilts are all around us.........below is the vintage charm quilt......in the stack above is the vintage hearts quilt......
..........and here is my house cushion on the rocking chair with the red and white checkerboard quilt....(all the patterns can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar).........
............pretty little festive makes....patchwork heart, jingle bell houses, tiny mouse, little fish.....
........looking forward to lots of new projects in the coming year and have already begun the planning.....

 .........thank you for dropping by to my little blog space this year dear readers, and for the kind comments you leave me.........sending love and wishing you a very healthy, peaceful and creative year ahead filled with love and happiness...........take care lovelies..............Happy New Year..................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx