Friday, 7 August 2015

Birthday gifts

Today is my daughter’s birthday so I can now post what I have made recently
 purple bunting
and a butterfly and dragonfly wall hanging
The butterflies and dragonflies are appliqued

  The  background fabric is covered with  butterflies and I stitched around the one in the right hand corner with small running stitches to show it off.
I found some butterfly beads
and the hanging tabs are fixed with buttons.

I used my new stitch in the stitch foot and I was quite pleased with it. But I need a bit more practise to be proficient.

Monday, 3 August 2015

frogs and dogs

Back in the Spring we found  frogspawn in the allotment pond.

We were very excited and then a bit worried as the weather turned colder and we thought it might not survive.

But all was well and  it developed into tadpoles

And now we have baby frogs. I  saw them for the first time yesterday. They are not much bigger than a thumbnail. But boy can they jump!

Agrown up frog was keeping an eye on things. Oh and the dogs?

 Well one one dog really.

 He is such a lovely little chap.

Friday, 31 July 2015

Nothing much

to report here. Most of the creative work is secret so cannot be shown. But I have a bag almost finished
This is the lining a batik type fabric from Boyes
and a close up of the pocket

I am pleased with the weaving now I have to sew the sides and attach the handle.

Grace is happy. She treated herself to a £2 t shirt from Morrisons.
and Magic has been visiting quite a lot for food. He looks a bit scruffy  but has left me  give him a bit of a brush.

I can't believe it is the end of July we have hardly seen anything of summer!

Sunday, 19 July 2015


petunia pink
and cream
I love pansies
These are all in containers

The garden is looking great this year.
 and we have tomatoes
 and hopefully plenty more to come.