Thursday, June 8, 2017


 Here's an update on my handpiecing project:
I gave up.

I joined the initial circle of diamonds and then started on the squares
and it started to go crooked.
Now I see the attraction to paper piecing.
It's so much neater. 
And it's addictive.

I have my little travel kit all set to go everywhere with me now.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Finishing school


I thought I would share my recent completions....

some fabric is just too good to cut up so it's best used for something special.




And more backing too good to cut up.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Paper cuts

Recently I spied this shape, an octahedron, and thought
'I want to make one of those'.

 After much searching on the internet and youTube I found instructions.
What fun!

It is made up of 12 folded units.
I used an old Melways which was  perfect
and don't you just love maps?

Ha ha. I did it!

So I did it again!
Much quicker the second time.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hand piecing

I have been thinking about this project for ages.

I have been unpicking, washing and ironing

old (ish) kimonos.


And this afternoon I finally started cutting out this project.

And now, this evening, I have started sewing....

hmmm not so easy sewing black and darks in the evening.

See how I go?


Saturday, April 15, 2017

how to

Did I show you how I made these bangles?
Take one of those plastic things that secures the lid of a yoghurt container,
made sure it fits over your hand...

Wrap it with padding. I used pellon.

Then cover it!
I used fabric, cut on the straight (not vital) about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" wide.
You can see I used contrasting thread and  the same stitch as for appliqué.
There you go....

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

On the house

I thought I might try a house instead of the tree.

Not so sure.

What do you think?

Looks better as part of a set....


Friday, March 24, 2017

And also

Do you like textile jewellery?

I do so I had a try at these.....

Yes... Some fabric bangles. I love bangles.


I must find the book that inspired these.


I even had a go at sketching them.

There are more of my sketches on Instagram if you are curious.