Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Beautiful Pictures this week

Beautiful Pictures this week
The vintage Tea cup was taken in my kitchen on the kitchen unit with overhead cupboard light that work perfect for lighting when taking shoots of smaller items
I used a lovely texture from Mat

This one was taken in my garden last year of Pansies
with some new wooden pegs that I had brought
I hope looking at these pictures will bring a little Sunshine your way

Pansies on Burlap 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

flickr has gone to the dogs!

 Just a note to say how disappointed with flickr & the new look after being a pro member for 7 years I now have joined ipernity it is just like the old flicker used to be & its free!

On a lighter note
 we have added a new very pretty pink tag set to the collection
named BelleRose
it can be found in our store with instant download

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Latest from the craft room

I stitched this one out over the last couple of days
it is from my Jane Austen embroidery pattern I have been working on
it has sections of applique that you can chose to add 
I have used applique on just the bodice on this example you can even fabric paint sections
let your imagination go wild!
as you can probably see i am not the greatest hand embroider with just a few stitched under my belt but it was really relaxing stitching this one out, 
I even sat in the garden for a while yesterday happily stitching away to the sound of bird song
It is May bank holiday here in the UK & the weather is looking good so I am off to enjoy a little gardening now
Have a great weekend

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Busy Bee

I have been as busy as a bee and i loved every moment 
Back in the sewing room after a long hard few months of  lambing
I have missed my sewing so much
I made two quilts this week! yes 2 you did read it correctly but they are small ones

I made this orange & brown on first out of a Moda scrap bag
I am quilt new to quilting so keep it simple

Then I was reading my lovely friend Terry s blog and was inspired by her Blue & white quilt
Made from nine block patches.
I was always nervous of trying something like this but after looking at Terry s quilt in two colors it sort of hit me how it was put together so with a little advice from Terry I went fabric shopping for two colors of fabric to use in the quilt,

Well as you can see I was seduced by the array of fabrics on offer & chose
Moda Paris flea market  for the patterned fabric & a cream sort of paisley shadow pattern for the rest of the squares & the back

I also loved the way the quilt took on that loved look after it was laundered so saddled with a color catcher sachet & a little washing powder I nervously pushed my quilt into the washer
and washed it
here it is drying in the sun yes the sun it is a rare site but the day has been wonderful!
Thank you terry you are now my quilting Angel
you inspire me every time I look at your blog

and I forgot to mention my youngest son was 16 yesterday
My sweet baby boy where did the years go
Happy Birthday
Here he is with big sis age 3
 Age 8