Friday, 19 August 2016

A rainy day project finished

I'm on leave this week, we've been to an old friend's wedding in Hampshire and had a few lovely walks in Cornwall and Devon whilst I've been off  (makes us feel blessed to live on the Cornwall and Devon border, we have the best of both counties on our doorstep).  This morning however, the weather changed and we woke up to rain.  Some people might be upset to have rainy days whilst on leave, but for crafters it's the perfect excuse to get to grips with that project that they need to finish (or indeed, start a new one). This is my Button Angel "Blackbird Garden Bag". I love how it's turned out. It's such a good size for shopping. It just so happens that there's a craft fair across the Tamar tomorrow, the perfect shopping opportunity for its first outing.

Friday, 24 June 2016

My first fae fabric doll

I've been busy over the last few weeks making this doll. She's fashioned following a Jan Horrox pattern after attending one of her workshops held near Glastonbury.  I've named her Solstace as she's my first fabric fae doll and she was 'born' on the Summer Solstice.  Solstace was a lot of fun to make, a lot of fiddly parts but so nice to see her emerge from a pile of fabric and stuffing.  I have so many fae friends in mind to keep Solstace company.  I think I may have found my niche.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Scrappy Fabric Passport Covers

Passport covers made from fabric scraps. Really fun to make and I love the way they've turned out.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

A productive weekend away with the girls in Hereford

Had a lovely weekend away with some crafty friends tucked away in a little farmstead in rural Herefordshire at the foot of the Brecon Beacons in a place called Craswall. It was such a beautiful place, made even more beautiful by the snow capped Brecons which could be seen from our worktable.
I managed to finish some wedding bunting for a friend's wedding, some scrappy fabric ready to make a journal cover (now finished and pictured below) a few journal pages and started another scrappy fabric sheet which is now ready to be turned into something. I'm thinking maybe an evening bag.

Friday, 19 February 2016

More patchwork

I've really been enjoying my fabric crafts lately - particularly patchwork and applique. Used up quite a lot of scraps on this little hottie :)

Saturday, 16 January 2016

More sparkly fun

Have been having a lot of fun with patchwork and applique lately. It's somewhat heartwarming to rediscover the love of a craft.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Found a wonderful new craft

So excited to share a new craft I found at  Westpoint Craft Fair today.  It's such a versatile form of sculpting fabric with glaze, varnish and pigment and so much fun to do.  Here's my first attempt below