Archive for February, 2009


February 27th, 2009 | Home | 5 Comments

So, over my next few posts I’ll be showing off my new studio! Just so you can picture it: my studio used to be part of our garage. We knocked a door through from the kitchen and in a year have gone from this to this (that’s the same wall in each photo): Now, it’s only small and I […]

I’m at it again…

February 24th, 2009 | Sewing | 7 Comments

copying Ali, that is. This time I have followed her to haramaki heaven. She has it on good authority that wearing such a garment (or cut off bottom of an old t shirt in our cases) may stop us experiencing any negative mood swings. Well, it seemed worth a try.  One thing I do know for sure is that my […]

Buried treasure

February 22nd, 2009 | Home | 4 Comments

    Yesterday we cleared some of our long neglected back garden and found a little clump of these buried under a pile of leaves. Stunning aren’t they?      


February 19th, 2009 | Patchwork and quilting | 13 Comments

Shameless self promotion to follow- sorry! ‘Fabrications’ quilting magazine has a three page article about me in their latest issue (58).   How unbelievably exciting is that? I’ll try not to let it go to my head.  Edited to add: I got my copy from WH Smiths and I have seen it on sale in some quilt shops […]


February 18th, 2009 | Home | 4 Comments

Meet Flopsy. I can’t remember not having her.  And I have never seen another rag doll anywhere that I like as much as her. Now, for the past 7 years Flopsy has lived (completely ignored) in Joe’s bedroom but I have finally reclaimed her and now she lives in my almost finished studio.  Which I may actually show you next week.   […]


February 11th, 2009 | Home | 3 Comments

Guess who came for elevenses today? The Dottie Angel and her best friend Debbie! So, yesterday I made my ‘signature’ sticky ginger cake. Only to find out far too late that Tif really, really doesn’t like it. No problem says I. I’ll make you an English cream tea instead. Which I did. Sadly the scones were inedible… So Tif had to […]

Wickedly good

February 6th, 2009 | Home | 4 Comments

This week has been all about snow. It doesn’t generally snow in our part of England. But we still woke up on Monday morning to over a foot of it. And so, with school shut we played the day away. Do you see the snow on their hats? Their father has a wickedly good aim.