Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sleepless Stitching

A couple of nights back I woke in the early hours of the morning and couldn’t get back to sleep.  So I reached for needle and thread as I often do when I cannot sleep.

I doodled quilted a rectangle of pale blue polka dot fabric (doodle quilting is where you doodle on fabric and then stitch over the doodles).

As I stitched my mind kept returning to the Amish saying “busy hands, happy heart”.  

The following morning I turned an hour of sleeplessness into a reversible seat belt cover using Crafty Mummy’s free tutorial.  

What do you do when you can't sleep?

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

A New Princess

What wonderful news ..... England has a new princess.

New Baby Mug Rug


Princess Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana.  

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Patchsmith's Ladybug Pincushion

Patchsmith Ladybug Pincushions
I’ve been playing again – having fun with the Across-the-Pond ‘ladybug’ theme and look what I’ve come up with – the Patchsmith’s Ladybug Pincushion.
Ladybug Pincushion in Patchsmith gingham.

From its ribbon antennae .....
Traditional red and black
.... all the way down to its quilted tummy ......
Full up of batting off-cuts - this ladybird has toppled over!
..... this fun project is not only quick and easy to make, it is so darn cute.  

I have made three and the gingham one is my favourite (of course!).  
Lucky for me this ladybird landed on my sewing table.
But the best bit about this pattern - it is FREE.  Click on the Patchsmith’s Ladybug Pincushion pattern and away you go.  (If you are unsure about downloading or printing PDF patterns just click on the Mug Rug Basics tab above where you'll find help and advice.)

Feel free to post a photo of your finished Patchsmith Ladybug Pinnies on my Flickr group  or you can ‘add-a-project’ on the Craftsy pattern page.

Enjoy ......