Monday, 23 July 2018

Steam punk inspired card

I always have fun making a card for my son's girlfriend.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Birthday favour boxes

I made these boxes a few months ago. I slightly underestimated how long they would take and had to have help from hubby. He was really impressed at being in a Hotel room on a Friday night making these instead of sampling the night life of Southampton! It did take a while to get all 50 finished.

A few cards

These are some of the cards I've made this year for family and friends.

Friday, 4 May 2018

Stained glass workshop

Last week I attended a short introduction workshop for stained glass. I learnt a lot. Mainly I am rubbish at glass cutting. I have a bit of arthritis in my index finger and I struggled to create a mark on the glass surface. I was also a bit heavy handed with the solder! We made a feather as it helps teach you how to cut a curve. I was pleased with my first effort.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wedding card

A friend at work gets married today so I made this card for us all to sign. Congratulations Emily and Danny.

The ribbon is to pop over a bottle of bubbly.

Thursday, 29 March 2018


Things I have learnt from doing a bargello quilt workshop.

  • I sew in my slippers so when I tried to sew at the village hall (we took our machines with us) it felt like I had weights on my feet.  Note to self - take slippers with you next time!!!
  • No matter how careful you are, you will stitch a fabric strip to the wrong side of another strip at some point.  Thankfully when I did it, it was the first set of strips so I could rearrange the order.
  • A quick unpick is your best friend.  Every row of squares has to be unpicked somewhere to create the quilt and you need to keep your stitches tiny so they don't come undone in places you don't want it to come undone.
  • Measure, measure, measure!! People WILL notice when one of your strips is not correct.  Note to self - It will not come out in the quilting!!
Here is some photos of the work in progress.

The beast - part 2

The snow hit us twice here in North Devon.  Thankfully my shift pattern for work meant I wasn't working so I didn't have to venture past the village.

The weather did postpone my crafting session with our Ladies group.  I did it the following week.  I think everyone enjoyed it.

Beast 1

Beast 2

Both photos are of the pond but you can see the second cold snap didn't freeze the pond.