Friday, 16 April 2021

Tiny Tote Bag

Hello again dear readers.......this week has been mostly about patchwork and flowers for me...
........this is my new tiny tote bag pattern and it's such a lovely way to play with fabrics.....
....combining different sweet prints from scraps and stash......i love making these so much....
......the little peter rabbit notebook here was from the new cath kidston range (one of my lovely mother's day gifts)
......as well as making patchwork things i've been outdoors with my husband painting the picket fence (see above for the before....next time i'll show the after!).... and putting new gravel down on the old gravel paths....good to do some hard work after all the easter chocolate....
........patchwork in progress for the new little tote bags......
.....flower square pincushion on my work table.......(the pattern for this and for the new tiny tote bag can be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar)........
.....and some sherbet pips left from easter treats.......
.......tiny totes and tiny daffodils above........and below a local cottage garden with its beautiful drifts of daffodils under the trees.......
........it's blossom time and so uplifting to walk in the sunshine, seeing all the newly flowering pretty trees, and the blue sky.......and hearing the birdsong......
.........in my cottage garden this week lots of flowers are opening and i'll be photographing it this weekend, now we have almost finished the fence painting.....here are some primroses in an old enamel bowl....

 .......thank you for dropping by to see me here lovely readers......and thanks for taking time to leave a comment....it's always a pleasure to hear from you.......wishing you a wonderful week with sunshine and flowers and happy crafty times........take care lovelies........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 9 April 2021

Sweet Spring Days

Hello again dear blog friends.......here i am again after a sunny happy easter.....we had a beautifully sunny warm easter sunday when the littlest grandchildren had their egg hunt here.....we were able to sit in the garden all day and enjoy our easter treats.......
.........which was so lucky because the next morning at breakfast hubby and i noticed it was actually snowing outside!!........
..........here's mabel with her basket full of fabric eggs and her rainbow cardigan.....
.........the beatrix potter egg hunt signs were dotted around the garden by me, and the many foil covered little eggs were hidden among the flowers and foliage by my elder daughter and eldest grandson......
.........an egg hunt is always fun for the tinies and it's so lovely to see their excitement ........
.........this is my irish chain quilt and below are some new spring fabric birds......
...........looking decorative in the potting shed.......
......the bunny, birds, eggs and quilt patterns can all be found in my etsy shop link in sidebar....
.............here are some tulips blooming in the cottage garden......
.........and below is a bucket of blossom next to the beehive.....a neighbour's tree needed pruning and i retrieved some branches and put them in my blue bucket in the kitchen......they flowered so fast and looked so pretty for our easter time.....
..........lots of happy scrappy sewing going on here, like this easy four patch quilt below....and lots of pretty flowers to enjoy......soon i'll be going out on a blossom hunt, taking photos.......don't want to miss any of these gorgeous spring moments.....

 ........thank you so much for dropping by to see me here dear readers and for the kind comments you leave me...it's always so nice to hear from you......wishing you a wonderful week with sunshine, flowers and plenty of crafty inspiration......take care lovelies.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 2 April 2021

Happy Easter

It's a sunny easter weekend and the decorations are up ready to celebrate this special time.....
.....this year i made lots of pretty fabric eggs to hang on flowery branches and the easter tree.....
......i used some sweet japanese prints and lots of floral fabric scraps for my eggs....they are quick and easy to sew and the pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar....
........the flowering currant below opened up so quickly with its pretty red blooms....
.........lots of chocolate mini eggs have been enjoyed already i must admit......
.........my daughter gave me a special jar to keep them in.......
........work table view.....eggs to sew and eggs to eat......
...........i do love an easter or spring wreath.....the one above is one i've treasured for a few years now....the one below is from my latest book home sweet home sewing.....
.........you can add lots of flowers, leaves and eggs...or just a few....it's up to you....
......spring flowers bring so much joy each year don't they?.......love these rainbow tulips in a pretty jug on the window sill......
.....and happily i recently found the 'lost in the attic for a couple of years' beatrix potter egg hunt signs just in time for this year's egg hunt for our little grandchildren in our garden.......so excited to see the family again and have special times once more now lockdown is gradually lifting here....
....thank you so much for dropping by dear readers and for your kind comments......wishing you a very happy easter and a weekend filled with spring joys, happy times, sunshine, flowers and chocolate.....take care lovelies...............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 26 March 2021

Spring Nine Patch

 

Hello dear blog readers..........we are full of the joys of spring here this week.....this is my new spring nine patch quilt on the cottage garden fence......and below if you look very closely are two (real) baby bunnies spotted on our walk yesterday.....
.......we were walking on the local cliffs and i took my phone out to take a picture of the gorse and blue sky......and then i saw the bunnies too....
.......lovely to see more and more flowers appearing each day......like these primulas in the front garden....
.........each week on instagram i've been joining in with showing quilt stacks on a sunday...
.......last week i showed some in the potting shed.....
........with one of my little hens.....
......and a birdie hanger too.....
........it's lovely to be out in the garden again and enjoying the fresh air and taking pictures of quilts....
.....this spring nine patch quilt was made mainly with left over jellyroll scraps......
.....i spent a long time choosing the sashing fabric and love this soft green.....when i first showed this quilt lots of people asked for a pattern so it's now in my etsy shop link in sidebar....
........the daffodils were some i planted in october.......this quilt is a small square one which makes a lovely table topper or wall quilt too.....today i am making some easter decorations.....will show you soon ;) ....
..........thanks so much for dropping by to see me here and for the sweet comments you leave me.....wishing you all a happy week ahead, with flowers, sunshine and lots of crafty creative times.......take care lovelies...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 19 March 2021

Four Patch

Hello again everyone.....this past week has seen a lot of fabric cutting going on in my sewing room.....making squares for four patch blocks......first there were squares cut from this adorable boat fabric by lewis and irene......
.......mixed with red and white stripes for some cute little seaside inspired four patches.....these will be made into my favourite four patch on point quilt with blue setting squares......
..........then i wanted to begin another four patch quilt, this time inspired by coffee......
........in particular this gorgeous coffee themed fabric by suzuko koseki........
..........more cute little four patches were made and these will be joined with pale coffee coloured solid fabric setting squares......will show you more progress soon.....
...........fabric love......japanese prints like these often inspire me.........this fabric is available from rosegarden patchwork.......
..........floral inspiration is important to me too......here are some deliciously scented hyacinths in the kitchen.......
.........and these pretty little primroses were growing at the edge of a fence on our walk the other day....
.....our walk took us a long an old bridleway this time......
.........it was sunny with blue sky and very cheerful.......
.......now i am going to have a nice cup of coffee and go back to sewing my seaside quilt....here is a sugar mouse wearing his nautical outfit of denim trousers and red and white striped cardigan (all the patterns are in my etsy shop link in sidebar).......

 .....thank you for dropping by dear readers........and for the kind words you leave me.....wishing you a wonderful week filled with sunny days, crafty inspirations and happy times.......take care lovelies......back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx