Sunday, 21 December 2014

Winter Solstice

Once again we have reached the best time of the year.  Today is the shortest day and longest night. Tommorrw our days start to become longer by a few minutes each day.  As I say good bye to another winter, I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!   

Monday, 15 December 2014

Last Stockings Of the Year!

I have made five more small stockings.  These will be the last I make for 2014.
Order your stockings now for 2015. 

Plym Jar 5 x 20p = £1.00
Total £4.90 

Thursday, 11 December 2014


This project was started as a Plym Piecemakers Christmas challenge many years ago.  We were given two small pieces of Christmas fabrics and instructed to make an item.
 I hand applique a snowman on a central square and bordered the block with the fabrics. 

Plym Jar 20p
Total £3.90 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Tea Cosy

I really enjoy making tea cosies.  I have made three in the last month.  They are quick and simple to make.  They also make ideal gifts. 
This cosy is madw with Moda fabrics. 
I altered the pattern again to make this cosy smaller than my last two.  It stills fits over a large tea pot. 

Plym Jar 20p
Total £3.70.   

Sunday, 7 December 2014


I love stitching red work blocks and quilts.  This wall hanging I made as a teaching samples for my workshops/classes.
Plym Jar 20p
Total £3.50

Sunday, 30 November 2014

More Stockings

Three meduim stockings and five small stockings.
Plym Jar
3 x 30p = 90p
5 x 20p = £1.00

Total Jar £3.30

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Another Tea Cosy

I have altered my tea cosy pattern.  I am now very happy with the size of the cosy.
I used Moda fabrics to make this cosy.  Once again this cosy is for sell.  Please email for details.

Plym Jar 20p

Total Jar  £1.40

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Stockings again!!

It is that time of year again.  I have started making more small Christmas stockings.
Well I started cutting out the parts in January. I do a mass cut of all the parts and then store them in boxes until I am ready to stitch. Five stockings finished.

Plym Jar 5 x 20p = £1.00

Total Jar £1.20

Monday, 10 November 2014

Tea Cosy

I have been experimenting with a new tea cosy pattern.  It was quick and very easy to make.  I think I will alter the pattern when I make the next one, as I feel it is slightly too tall.    
This tea cosy is for sell. Please email if you want more details.

Plym Jar 20p

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Happy Birthday

I made this gift yesterday morning for my dear friend Anne.
 Happy Birthday Anne. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Monday Quilting Group

Two more projects finished.

Well done!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Dartmoor Arts and Crafts Show

Dartmoor Arts and Crafts Show
29th - 31st Oct 
10 am - 5 pm

It is the best show to date.  All the stalls have handmade items.  
 This is my stall.
I am in the main hall.
I will be pleased to see you for a cuppa!

Monday, 27 October 2014

Monday Quilting Group

We have been meeting every week for the last few months for two hours.  It is amazing what you can achieve in two hours!
So far two French Sewing Rolls are completed and two more nearly finshed.  Five FQ bags completed and several more started.  I forgot to take photos so I will try and get photos next week.
Two Pin cushions finshed and a photo!
Well done ladies!     

Thursday, 9 October 2014

OPAM Oct 14

I started this small bag several years ago whilst attending the Dartmoor Arts and Crafts Show.  At the end of the show I bagged the fabric plus the project and placed it in my UFO box.  It took me just over an hour to finsh this bag.
Now what else can I find in my UFO box?
Plym Jar 20p   

Friday, 3 October 2014

Anne's Bag

I had made a small gift for my friend Anne.  It's her birthday today.
Happy Birthday to Anne.  I hope you enjoy your gift.
Plym Jar 50p 

Monday, 8 September 2014

Christmas Table Runner

I have been making projects and writing up patterns for my workshops and classes that restart this month.
It is never too early to start making projects for Christmas! 
Plym Jar 50p

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Arts and Crafts Fayre

I have a stall at the Arts and Crafts Fayre in Princetown school on Dartmoor.
The show details are:
10am to 5pm
Entrance free
Thursday 7th to Saturday 16th August
Whilst I am here I bring in projects to sew as we get some quiet moments.  I had finished ten travel tissue covers.  I will sell these covers on my stall.  
Plym Jar
10 x 10p = £1.00

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Mystery Quilt - That Garden Quilt Final Part

The final part of the mystery quilt called 'That Garden Quilt' by SusanClaire aka The Gourmet Quilter.  Click HERE to open the link to SusanClaire's website.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Dartmoor Arts and Craft Fayre again!

I have been making again lots of items to sell at Dartmoor Arts and Craft Fayre later this month!
 Three red polka dot cases.
 Four blue polka dot cases.
Five blue polka dot fabric boxes.
 Five blue polka dot tissue cases!

Plym Jar  17 x 20p = £3.40

Monday, 21 July 2014

French Fancy Redwork

Another French Fancy Sewing Roll completed earlier this month.
 I love making these sewing rolls.
 I always have several of this project part made at several different stages.  They are so easy to make and to adapt to suit other requirements like a painting/writng rolls. 

Plym Jar £1.00

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Dartmoor Arts and Craft Fayre

Dartmoor Arts and Crafts Fayre
7th - 16th August 2014
Princetown Primary School

Free Entrance - a donation
10 am - 5 pm

(All enrty donations and raffle proceds goes to the school funds.)
All stall holders are local artists.

See you there.....

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Play Day

Today some friends and I booked a lovely church hall for a play day with our fabric paints, Gelli Plates and silk screens. 
I took photos of the church and the garden. 
The garden gave me with an idea for a quilt. Watch this space...... 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Red Work

Today I visited Plymatock Patchers to teach a redwork workshop.  The ladies in this group are all wonderful stitchers.
The photos show you two of the cushions I made as samples for this workshop.
I maybe selling these cushions at the Dartmoor Arts and Craft Fayre in August. 
Plym Jar £2.00

Monday, 7 July 2014

Disappearing Nine Patch

I taught Disappearing Nine Patch workshop to Plymstock Patchers in February.  I  even posted about how to make a disappearing nine patch quilt here.
I layered the top up several months ago but I could not decide what pattern to use to machine quilt or what thread to use to quilt with. Due to my on going shoulder injury, I decided to keep the quilting pattern simple and use a white cotton thread to machine quilt.  
The photos were taken as soon as I finished stitching the binding on and as you can tell before pressing the quilt!  I quilted stars all over the quilt.  The stars are the same size and none on them are joined together. They are all separate stars.  The stars on the outer borders are not complete stars as I wanted to give the appearance of the stars falling off the quilt.  This quilt will be at the Princetown Arts and Crafts Show for sale.  If you would like to buy it before then, email me with an offer. 

Plym Jar £1.00

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Mystery Quilt - That Garden Quilt Part Five

SusanClaire aka The Gourmet Quilter has posted part five of her mystery quilt called 'That Garden Quilt'.  Only one month to go!!
SusanClaire will be attending the Festival of Quilts in August at the NEC.

Monday, 30 June 2014

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Quay Quilters Exhibtion

A few photos from Quay Quilters exhibition.
I will post a few more photos in the next few days.