Tuesday, 22 March 2011

we needed some coat hooks for the hall so...


funny wooden box with hooks-

check!


rubber gloves for my sensitive skin-

check!


paint it all up in nice colours-

check!


hang it on the wall-

check!


simples!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

this is it.

the moment has arrived.

i have finally finished the longest project i have ever done.

yes. it is a wall hanging.



it may not look much to you but it's taken me months to complete, everything on the patchwork squares is hand embroidered, like this:



and if you know me at all you will know that i only ever really make things that give me instant gratification, the concept of taking lots of time over something is alien to me, so please understand that this is a big achievement!

i like it and what's nice is that if i get bored with it on the wall, i can use it as a blanket or throw-ahhhh the possibilities!


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

hello dolly!

boy do we have a lot to catch up on! i have been a busy bee recently, but haven't had chance to update my blog. here's the first of a few projects i've been up to...

let me introduce you to Meg. i've been dying to make a doll since bella was born and on saturday, i finally got round to it!

here she is and i have to say, she is a big hit with bella, i have to be very careful when she plays with her though because she is made of felt (the doll, not bella!) and too much baby dribble can make felt shrivel horribly. (i found that out the hard way!)




some little button/collar/pocket detail here! she is 100% hand stitched- no machining involved, which almost killed me! but it does mean that she has that homey feel that i love!



i want to make lots more dolls, preferably to sell so watch this space!

p.s. sweet accessories for Meg coming sooooooon!!!