Friday, April 30, 2010

goodbye summer

The nights are becoming colder and it is time to think about cosy comforting things such as hot chocolate served in a pretty cup with marshmallows. Cosy warm socks with a pretty knee rug to snuggle up in especially in one of my favourite colours, pink xx

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

silk cushion

I had some scraps of silk left over from some christening outfits so made this cushion. The Japanese lady aplique was purchased on ebay.

It's finished

I posted pictures a few days ago of my work in progress. This is the finished christening set. I am very pleased with the result.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

my friends

my little Teddy collection gives me so much pleasure, they always make me smile.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

smocked pillow slips

Pretty pink pillow slips smocked and handmade using a remnent of pink fabric from my stash. The cost , $6 the pair. I also made some in fine pure white batiste for a friend and they were so crisp and fresh looking. xx

dolls bonnet

I made the bonnet for my sugar britches doll out of an embroidered hankerchief. To make just stitch a piece of elastic around the flat hanky using a zig zag stitch not letting the stitching touch the elastic otherwise the elastic will not stretch. The hanky will then become cupped. with the embroidery at the front tuck under the corrosponding corner and stitch a ribbon to each corner opposite each side of front. The bonnet is now compete. xx

sewing in progress

I am in the process of making a pure white batiste gown for a client. I have shadow embroidered the front of the skirt,bodice bonnet and shoes. I will post the finished gown when it is completed. xx

Sunday, April 4, 2010

a lovely website

I was looking for a nice shopping basket and found a lovely one made in france. A typical french basket for that organic fruit and veg and a nice french stick, it was for sale at along with lots more lovely things. worth a look.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


Couldn't resist gardening again today as the weather was perfect. Took a trip to the garden centre and bought violas pansy's,herbs and some more vegs. The result is lovely. Will post photos soon.