Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Barn Development - The Front Garden

We drafted out a design for  the area in front of the large barn windows as we did not want to look out on to cars and a stark brick wall.

The builders set to work building a small pagoda.

They paved underneath so that I could place a couple of chairs there.
The area next to the small summerhouse needed sorting and with the help of the digger the area was transformed.
The builders then made some raised beds out of sleepers.

The areas around the paving were lined with sleepers to keep the soil from the gravel.  A gate way was left so we can nip next door quickly if need be.

The new area in front of the summer house was paved.
This was how it was originally and many years ago housed a pig pen.
On the right hand side some of the drive was dug out for more raised beds.


I bought a rusty reflection pool and started planting right away.

Make Me Something Jacket

I bought some interesting fabric at the Knitting and Stitching show last October and decided I would try out  the coat pattern from "Make Me Something".

I had to modify the pattern slightly as I did not have enough fabric and so it is shorter than the original, and more like a long jacket.

 I could not decide which side of the fabric I liked best and so made the coat reversible.
There are no buttons on the jacket, though it could be fastened with a pin or broach.

When the jacket is worn open, the collar creates a waterfall look.
I added pockets on both sides.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Fairy Shoes in a Jar

I decided to place some fairy shoes inside a jar instead of framing them. I laid them on some man made moss with sequins and small flowers.
A different pair with coiled wire laces.

I placed a butterfly made of card on top of the jars to finish them off.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Another two "Julia" Tops by Make me Something

Another version of the Make Me Something "Julia " top but this time made with sweatshirt fabric  and with the round neckline.

I liked  the style so much that I made yet another one in a bright pink boucle knitted fabric.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Hexagon Bug - 9


The Hexagon quilt hanging in our Market Square Quilters Exhibition in April. It could do with a little more quilting around the edge.
The quilt being basted ready to hand quilt.
Detail of the centre section.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Nixie's Fairy Shoes

A pair of Fairy shoes made and sold at a recent exhibition.
Unframed.
Framed.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Sweatshirt Top by "Make Me Something"


This is a new tunic top I have made from a great pattern by " Make Me Something" called the "Julia Top". The ant covered soft lined sweatshirt fabric was perfect for the design, though I had to widen the sleeves slightly to accommodate the thickness of the fabric.

The shape is loose and boxy and this is the cowl neck version of the pattern.