Archive for November, 2007

Belle and Boo

November 29th, 2007 | Other, Sewing | 6 Comments

I was fortunate enough to receive a commission for two cushions recently. Always exciting! Mandy is the very talented illustrator behind Belle and Boo. Isn’t this little drawing she sent me beautiful? If you don’t know her work, you are surely in for a treat. My cushions are on her blog now. Thanks Mandy! I am […]

McCall’s Quilting Magazine

November 27th, 2007 | Other | 9 Comments

Excuse me whilst I show off… My little blog is in a quilting magazine! Holly Holderman’s article is about the quilting blogs she loves to read and she has included mine!  So I would like to say a big thankyou to Holly. I am very pleased and flattered to be included. Amazed, pleased and flattered I should say. It […]


November 22nd, 2007 | Other | 1 Comment

I did say I was having one of those weeks didn’t I? Well I definitely am- now my pictures have vanished and we can’t get them to upload again. I have put my long-suffering ‘technical director’ onto it, so hopefully normal service will be resumed soon! Sorry.

Baa, Ram, Ewe

November 21st, 2007 | Patchwork and quilting, Sewing | 2 Comments

This is a little applique picture I made a while ago. But I haven’t decided what to do with it yet, and so it is just sitting there all forlorn. And I’m only showing it to you today because nothing else is ready! I’m having one of those weeks actually. You know the sort- one step forward, two steps […]

I’m slowly turning into a 1940’s housewife…

November 19th, 2007 | Sewing | 23 Comments

… or my Granny? Here is the evidence… 1. My new apron. Tif very kindly sent me the pattern for this which is based on an apron from 1941. I made a few changes though. The pattern called for all the seams to be covered in bias binding, but I couldn’t find any I liked and I certainly […]

Christmas Stockings

November 15th, 2007 | Sewing | 5 Comments

I made the boys these stockings for their very first Christmases. Joe has the Snowman and Henry has the flying Reindeer. My boys love them and they are a really important part of our familys’ Christmas traditions and will be treasured forever I’m sure. Even Joe loves his! These stockings seem to embody all the excitement and […]


November 13th, 2007 | Family, Stitcheries | 10 Comments

                          I ticked another W.I.P off my list last night! Only ten to go now…  All I had to do to finish this embroidery was staple it and some wadding to the frame, which I had nagged Tony into making for me! I actually finished the embroidery very quickly, […]

Exciting news (well, for me anyway!)

November 12th, 2007 | Other | 1 Comment

Have you seen the ‘heart’ button on my sidebar? Well, that tells an exciting little story… click on it and you will see!


November 11th, 2007 | Patchwork and quilting | 6 Comments

Towards the end of the year I like to look at all my W.I.Ps and see how many I can get finished before Christmas. By doing this I can start afresh in the New Year (and the January sales!) and I can also look back on a successful years’ crafting and start planning next years. Obviously, […]


November 9th, 2007 | Other | 1 Comment

I’ve just been awarded a smile award! Thankyou for nominating me LucyKate Crafts– it was so lovely of you to think of me! Now, I’m supposed to think of a few blogs that have made me smile and nominate them.  I have honestly given this some thought and keep coming back to the same answer- […]