Latest treasury

I have decided that it may be a nice idea to show any treasuries that I am included in here. Some of them look really nice and it is a shame for them to pretty much disappear into the ether.

This treasury included my matryoshka lavender bags, thanks to vintagegirl on etsy for making it.


The Rabbit in Red

Latest Bunny to hit the streets.


Sugar Skull Lavender Bags

I have been busy making my latest sugar skull lavender bags, I have printed the fabric myself and it is amazing how well it comes out. I have used my normal inkjet printer to do this. I have so many other ideas up my sleeve now I have tried this.

Before those Sugar Skulls came these, but I felt I wanted to make my own from start to finish. 

Must not chat too long, can you tell that I am putting off other matters that I should be dealing with.....


Summer Dress

Yes summer dress at this time of year. You can guess that it has to be for my Mum who never does things in the way that others do.
She had her heart set on having a couple of ruched dresses and in true style wanted them made rather than bought.
So we set to and made them. I think they came out really nicely, I was pleased with the result.
Have to say that it is fiddly hand winding the bobbin with the elastic but the rest is really simple. So by the time the weather warms up she will have them ready.


Overlocker Gathering

I have been trying to get gathering right on my overlocker for some time. I have searched all over the web for tutorials but non have quite done it for me, it has always ended up being clumpy with a very uneven gather. This evening I came across this blog here which gives straight forward advice on how to achieve nice gathers using an overlocker (or serger to some).
Tried it, it works. La la la!
All gathered.

Attached to straight ungathered fabric. I used black thread so that I could see how the stitches are forming.

Right side of fabric. I am all ready now to make a little dress for my granddaughter, I just have to decide which fabric I can live without in my stash to make it!



I bought some purse frames from etsy. I was going to make some glasses cases with them as my sister needed one. Frames arrive and they are tiny, not even my thin glasses would fit through their teeny jaws! I only blame myself as the sizes were clearly stated in their listing. So they are becoming little purses instead.
I cut the fabric much larger than you normally would for purse frames of this size as I wanted them to be exagerated. I like it, more to be made methinks!


Little Trews

I have now finished the little trousers I have been making for the grandchildren. They fit well and look really cute.
The kids are not fussed about them but me and the Mums like them.


My Creative Space

My creative space has been full of making these little purses with my overlocker (that's serger to some folks).
They are really pleasing to make and are great for gifts. I can see I will be stuck making these for some time!

More creative spaces over at kirsty's


Copyright Warning

My son borrowed some Dub and Reggae records from my brother. There was some really good tunes in there, but the best bit for me had to be this copyright warning. Made me smile!


My Creative Space

My creative space today is in a bit of a mess. Everything is up in the air, we are decorating and nothing is in it's right place. My creative space does not feel creative to me at all. It feels like something to be endured and can't wait to get to the other side of it!

The worst part is not being able to get out my machine and get on with so many projects that I have lined up. The first being some trousers that I am making for my grandchildren, I have 3 little pairs of trousers that are part way through, I am so excited about getting them finished it makes me impatient. Can you tell that I am fed up with it!!

Plus no hope of finding the camera at the mo' so found a pic of a huge bunch of roses that Will brought home from work for me. He had been asked to remove these as part of a hedge he had to take out. Too nice to chuck away!

More creative spaces over at kirsty's. Hopefully next week I will be less grumpy!


My Creative Space

If you are one of my fans on facebook or you follow me on twitter you will have seen this already (sorry), but you know how it is, I can't stop going on about it because I am so excited about having made it!

I have made a felt Apple iPod Remote Control brooch.

The scenario is that it is cold outside, you have your hat, scarf, gloves and big coat on. iPod in your pocket. You want to change track or volume or skip a track you have to take your gloves off, fish around in your pocket get it out, change track or whatever, put it back then put your gloves back on.

With the felt Apple remote control, you stick your brooch on your coat and press either the left or right side of the apple:
    Play/Pause: Single click
    Next/Previous Track: Double click
    Next/Previous Album: Triple click
    Volume Up/Down: Press and hold

I just love it and will be making more designs for my etsy, folksy and coriandr shops.

Other creative space here, go and take a look at the many creative folks taking part.


Hearts For Haiti

We are all aware of what is going on for those folks in Haiti. We have all probably donated some money. Fantastic, I am pleased to hear that.
Now there is another way to try and raise some more funds for Haiti.
Etsy shops have united for Haiti it is called Hearts for Haiti there are lots of etsy folks that have donated items, all of the profits go to Doctors without borders. So please if you are looking for a valentine gift, or any other item for that matter please take a look in the Hearts for Haiti shop.

I found out about it from 'lil Sonny Sky blog.

I have donated the iphone cover above.


Calico Bunny Pattern

Sheesh! It seems this is all I go on about these days, really!

But I now have a volunteer to try out the pattern for me, could do with another one if anyone is still interested.
I have spent so many hours working on this thing that I am now dreaming about it. I am not quite finished but so very nearly there, then, I promise I will shut up about it, for a little while at least.


Pattern tester for PDF Pattern for Floppy Calico Bunny

I am in need of a little help, I don't have anyone close by that I can ask this big favour. I have nearly finished the PDF for the Floppy Calico Bunny pattern, but before I put it 'out there' I could do with someone to have a go at following my rambling instructions and basically test it out. Once tested I would need some feedback on any improvements that could be made.
If you are a softie maker and would like to have a go at it please leave a comment and I will get back to you.

Thank you


I got featured!

Had to share the news that I have been featured on the blog 'I Love Handmade'. It is a blog run by Kev, who shares handmade products from around the world. The blog features all kinds of crafts. Well here is my baby vest that has been featured. I love that little model in the picture. My youngest grandson when he was 11 weeks old ♡

Happy New Year

Hi all,
I would like to wish all my friends in blog land a Happy New Year.