Friday, 26 August 2011

Applique card

Yesterday a new family moved in next door.
Perfect excuse to make a little applique card out of that endless supply of fabric scraps.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Another bed cushion...

... my husband is complaining there's no room for him on the bed!

This is my first proper attempt at patchwork. I'd like to say it was done by hand, but the reality is that I am far too idle to spend a zillion hours handsewing teeny stitches.
I read my sewing machine manual, and lo and behold! A patchwork setting :)

It's still pretty labour intensive though - alot of cutting, ironing, pinning not to mention sewing.

I like that it is made from leftovers though, very frugal! I would love to make a bedspread, but I'm not good at big projects which require ongoing commitment. 
(And my husband might demand separate bedrooms if the marital bed gets any more flowery!!)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

For Funky, Coco and Licken

This morning we found that a fox had killed our three chickens.
Now scratching about in Chicken Heaven xxx

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Handmade Thursday - a birthday card

It's been a while since I made a card.
Lazy I guess.
But this is for the mother-in-law who is a card maker herself. She actually appreciates a handmade card and the thought which goes into it.

The ladybird is a stamp I got free from a magazine. Not that long ago, I think it was possibly Simply Homemade. I coloured it with my watercolour pencils. Papers came from my stash, and the greeting is handwritten.

More handmade Thursdays at

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Hello Scrapbooking, my old friend

It's been a long time since I rummaged through my vast supply of scrapbooking supplies.
(Let's just say I have enough stash to open a small shop.)