Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Irene's Quilt

Irene makes some amazing things and here is one of her quilts.
This one has been sewn together and unpicked and then sewn
together and then unpicked again, I don't know how many times
before she was pleased with the corners and points!
We all think it's fantastic but you know how some projects just get you
when you are in the thick of them and just don't go right?
You go off them!
Irene is hand quilting it at the moment.
Keep going it' wonderful!

Eiffel Tower and Paris with Love Bag

Hilary makes some great Bags and as you can see this
one is themed on Paris. 
A photo transfer onto fabric of The Eiffel Tower she
took while on holiday and a beautifully embroidered one in the opposite too!
I am due to do another session on photo transfer as it is so popular.
See more by clicking the written labels below.

Bags With Pleats

These are the same purse pattern enlarged and made with 
strips of fabric and then pleated. 
It gives a fullness to the bag and adds that added detail.
Again the variation is fantastic depending on the fabric you 
choose and the added embellishments.
See more bags by clicking the written labels below.

More Purses

The Purse Pattern has really been a successful one.
Its been lovely seeing all the different variations.
See previous post HERE
I then extended the pattern to a larger bag and another with pleats.
The variations are endless.
See more bags by clicking on the written labels below.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Canadian Smocked Cushions

Caroline taught the Thursday Textile Class how to make
the circular Canadian Smocked Cushions the other week,
see post and how to make them HERE
and here are some of the finished cushions.
They have been so popular. 
The only thing we have all found is the time 
it takes you to mark the grid out!
Well done Caroline for such a successful class.
They are wonderful and every fabric makes a completely 
different effect. We can also spot whose is whose by the colour.
Liz loves Poppies!

Cushions and Blocks

The last Textile Tuesday and Thursday of the month
I teach a block pattern. How to cut, put together and
the variations it can be used in.
The 'Block of The Month' is Star Blocks.
As you can see above they have been used by Muriel
to make a selection of cushions and these have been 
given as gifts.
The Star Blocks below were made by Carol and Sandra.
To see more cushions click the written labels below.

Janets Fan Quilt

It was so lovely laying out Jane's Fan Quilt she is making
for her grand daughter. To see the pattern and full 
effect of the Fairy Border was lovely.
Just the binding to add and the addition fan quilting.
Well Done Janet.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

I get to walk an Alpaca

"Smile we are having our photo taken.
 Do you have to keep eating your breakfast?"

"Now you and me are having a little chat!
You will behave and walk nice and finish your breakfast!"

"See everyone else? they are starting to walk, are you ready?"

"Come on, you me, an afternoon walk!"

"Come on, Ohh not more food!"

Alpaca Day

Every year Stewart and I give a Sunday to fundraising at 
"Azsu, Alpacas of Norfolk"for Cancer Care.
It's normally the last Sunday in July.
We set up a mini exhibition and demonstrate
carding and embellishing (dry felting).
It's a great day, we arrive early to see all the Alpacas being divided up 
into their different fields and the babies are so cute!
This year Jenn came to see what it was all about and went for
a walk with one of the one year olds.
She loved it!
To see more about Alpacas visit