Sunday, 26 February 2017

Carried away with key fobs

key fobs
I got a bit carried away with these little key fobs
but even if they don't all find keys the mini lavender bags will hang very nicely
off a coat hanger or two.

stack of mini cushions
They are like a mini cushion stack
and are brightening up yet another cloudy, blustery, wet day here in Cornwall...
tomato seedlings
as are these little beauties which are some tomato seedlings
potted on and sitting in the widow.
Half are cherry toms and the others are Coeur de Boeuf
which are the big gnarly looking ones you get in France.
I got some seeds last year in a French supermarket and thought I would give them a go.
 They are going to need a heck of a lot more sunshine than they are getting at the moment though to stand a chance of producing these.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Another very blustery day


My Moorland Blanket is coming along slowly and I am now on part 3.

I lam loving the pinky purpley heather colours
and they go rather nicely with this little patch of wild cyclamen in the garden don't you think?

The wavy pattern of this blanket produces a lovely dense feel to it which is nice and warm to sit under on these cold evenings. I can't wait to see what Lucy does for the edging because that is often my favourite bit.
I have also been finishing up this quilt, started a while ago now and blogged here.
The background is made up of 10" squares of recycled shirt fabrics.
The applique design was very much inspired by the quilt called Summer Chelsea by Pauline Smith in the book Kaffe Quilts Again. I have added some felt circles to the centre of some of the flowers and used embroidery to embellish them. The leaves are also felt.

I really like the simplicity of Pauline's flower design and also the stripy stems.
It is very blustery here today with lots of clouds scooting through at regular intervals,
so I am afraid the photos aren't great but at least I had a helper
to hold it up when it kept blowing off the hedge! 

Patchwork key fob or just a very small lavender bag!
And finally two little patchwork key fobs or mini lavender bags (just two and a half inch squares).
My way of using up a few treasured scraps while watching a film.
I wish you could smell them too.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Spring and sewing

Daffs are up but not out yet
Spring is springing here in Cornwall and we have had a few lovely days although it is damp and chilly today with no blue sky in sight so I am happily tucked up in my attic space and intending to have a whole day of undisturbed sewing...bliss!
Snowdrops are here
The daffs are up but not many of them out yet but the snow drops are a real picture.

Jolly Molly number ????
This is my latest Jolly Molly (or oven gloves to be boring) made from scraps as usual and my method described here. This time I have decided to try some proper heat resistant wadding for the filling instead of the usual bit of blanket to see if it makes any major difference...I will let you know!
Jolly Molly
The reverse was recycled shirt and jeans. I am really loving recycled denim at the moment and have spent far too long on Pinterest looking at things like this and this and this.
Cushion for J
And finally another cushion.
This one is off to another retiring colleague as a gift.
Cushion for J
Simple 4" squares, a blob or two of applique and embroidery and some hand quilting.
Happy sewing.