Thursday, 21 September 2017

All things pretty.

I really like pretty accessories when I'm stitching. Designing this lovely needle case and scissor pocket filled that need.

These floral fabrics will remind me of summer as we move into autumn and winter.

It is a joy to sit and combine lots of simple stitches. I especially enjoy working the bullion roses.

I love to add embroidery to my quilts. This wonky cross quilt is embellished with lots of Bullion Roses to match the gorgeous fabric. I added hexagons with special words for a baby girl.

 It's wonderful to see how appliqué adds a new dimension to a pieced quilt.

Simple square blocks can be made to tell a story.

A quilt for Edith, with her house in the centre surrounded in an embroidered garden. These were beautiful colours to work with and I love the scalloped border.


Monday, 21 August 2017

Pretty Silk Clutch Purse.

Inspired by Apple Blossom in the Spring. I've used my own Hand-dyed and Devore fabric for my 'Textured Applique'. Each petal is individually created and applied using hand embroidery stitches.

I have used a medium weight Shandong Silk in Ivory for the outer part of the bag.

Inside is lined with an ivory tone on tone rose textured fabric and has a mirror pocket.

The beautiful crocheted table cloth was made by my Grandmother and was used when Sunday tea was served. It's still as perfect as the day it was made and holds many memories for me. Homemade bread and cakes sitting on exquisite china plates and tea in china cups. Everything was 'Just so!'


A smaller bag in Shell Pink Crushed Thai Silk would be a perfect gift for a bridesmaid.
Lined in White textured rose fabric and again with a pocket.

I love working with silk. This gorgeous Silk Satin Scarf perfectly complements this elegant Silk Clutch Bag.

The scarf has been through various dying processes layering colour on colour to create hidden memories that shimmer in the light.

The bag has also been carefully hand dyed. It has a subtle row of hand beading along the flap. Inside is lined with the same fabric. it has a magnetic clasp.

Team this with a simple Ivory dress and some statement jewellery to complete the look.

These are totally one of designer pieces and will not be repeated.

I'm searching through my fabric to create even more bags and purses. each one will be an individual art/statement piece.

Check out my ETSY SHOP just click on the link.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

One year of Stitches.

A new year and I started a new project with a Facebook group, 
"1 Year of Stitches". the idea is to make at least one stitch every day for the whole year.

So, the fabric went in the hoop and I began to stitch.

What started with one tiny flower has developed into a daily passion and I have created a garden.
This is just three months of stitching.

I haven't got any plans, I just stitch for the moment.

Because I have enjoyed it so much I was inspired to create a series of Monograms to sell as patterns and kits.

So starting with the letter "A" here is my progress so far.

Just five simple stitches.

Find the patterning my Etsy Shop Just click the link.

I have already stitched the letter
'B'and I'm working on the pattern. 

Watch this space.