Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Belle and Boo!

I won a competition! I never win anything, so it was a lovely surprise to have an email telling me over the bank holiday weekend!

I'd entered the Made Peachy competition and then promptly forgotten all about it. The prize is the lovely Belle and Boo Book of Craft another addition to my growing library of craft books.

Watch this space for inspiration and projects - maybe even this super cute bunny!

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Liberty Seals

This pair of lovely seals are for my Sophie and god daughter Cara. Both will soon be moving into brand new bedrooms so need a friendly seal to make them feel at home and safe. 

These seals are extra special as they are made from Liberty fabric refashioned from a Zara blouse that Cara first wore to Sophie's Naming Ceremony and (being the older by about 7 weeks) passed onto Sophie to wear.

Since the blouse is too small for both girls I thought keepsake seals was a perfect reminder of some special days.

I like these two characters so much I feel many more will be made soon!

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Vintage PJ Shorts

A quick pair of pj shorts made from lovely vintage sheets. I used a pair of shorts I love wearing as my pattern - drawing around them,  onto grease proof paper. They took an hour or two to put together!

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Noughts and Crosses Quilt

This is the (long awaited!) Nought and Crosses Quilt I've been making for Finn. I wanted to make a crosses quilt as I've seen lots of quilts using this design and thought they looked fab. I've used a mix of earthy colours - green, orange and brown alongside some dark navy and tomato red.


Many of the fabrics have been donations of old sheeting which has been washed lots so the finsihed quilt is now super soft. The edging is also from an old duvet, the way its been cut means the dots spiral round the edge, adding interest.

The back is yet more sheeting! This lovely pin stripe of moss green and a soft navy blue on a white background. The piece I had left wasn't quite large enough so I added another scrap piece and some of the orange patterned fabric, i like the scrappiness! 

Although it needs a good iron you can make out the hand quilted circles - each circle frames a cross. I used a mix of dark olive green, red and white thread.