Sunday, 9 January 2022

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2022

Welcome to 2022.  I hope and pray that we will all find peace and happiness in this new year.  What has happen over the last past two years has been so challenging and hard at times.

A new year, new start and new beginning.  So let's start...

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Reggie The Handsome Golden



Welcome to Reggie, our newest member of the family.  Baby Girl and her fiancè have a new puppy.  He is the cutest puppy. 

Check out 'Reggie The Handsome Golden' on Instagram.

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Reset and New Start

Wow what a year 2020 turn out to be.  Never in a million years did I or anyone else expect that our world would be changed by a virus.

I had intended to blog regularly last year.  I was locked out off my blog and it has taken awhile to sort out the problem.  And then the virus added to my very very busy year.

So my word for 2021 is RESET.  Let's reset and restart a fresh new year.


Sunday, 14 June 2020

International Postage

Every year we travel by Brittany Ferries to Brittany France for a holiday.  But this summer/autumn due to the 'virus' we cannot travel.

I love to purchase the french quilting magazines.  It is always my special treat.  The french mags always have excellent articles and projects.  And an extra bonus it helps improve my french language skills.

To help me cope with this 'stay at home and lockdown' summer I ordered a magazine on Ebay.  I was very surprised how quickly it arrive.  With this lovely weather at the moment, I am off to sit in the garden and read.  See you soon..

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Quarantine Quilt Show at Home

Happy Saturday. Since quarantine started here in the UK on the 23rd March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been joining Pokey Bolton on her Instagram live video at 9pm every evening. 
Children have rainbow and bear treasure hunts during lockdown.  Pokey suggested that we have a quarantine quilt show at home to cheer up our neighbours every Saturday during lockdown.
So we have quilts! Although Mr D thought he should hang the White Ensign flag.  For those who do not know, the Royal Navy fly this flag on their ships, boats and shore bases.
Next Saturday I must remember to hang a larger quilt!

Thursday, 9 April 2020

OPAM April

When you are 'staying at home' and need a simple task to keep some routine in your day so I am finishing some UFO's. This mini modern wall hanging quilt just need the binding and sleeve.
All hand dyed fabric.  Random machine quilted shapes.  I am inspired to make a bigger version.
I started this quilt many many moons ago.  It is a sample that I made in a workshop with Alicia Merrett.  It is wonderful to achieve finishing this task.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Pattern Hack

I really enjoy making a flat zipper case.  I have made a lot over the year to sell at craft fairs.
So it was one of the first patterns written for Bon Couture Designs.  At Bon Couture Designs, we have decided that we need to make some new samples for our social media platforms.
I made this smaller zipper case to keep all my drawing pens safe when I am out and about and to take away to France in the summer.  I love to do quick sketches of places, floral and beach inspirational things when I am on holiday.  It is a keepsake memory book.  
I saw something similar to this 'pattern hack' on Instagram.  It was a ten minute make.  I will be making some more as I think they would make a lovely gift combined with a note book/diary.