Thursday, 8 September 2016


I recently discovered Carabelle stamps and bought several sets as I had trouble choosing!  I used the lovely quirky girl on an ATC size piece of stampbord to make this piece.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

More softie monsters

My grandson asked me to make him another softie monster and stipulated that it be blue.  Looking back at the Cloth, Paper, Scissors newsletter that had the pattern I spotted a triangle one so decided to make one of those as well and here they are. They met with approval.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Felt Flowers

I've seen a lot of pictures on Pinterest recently of felt flowers so I decided to have a go and here are the results.  I dye cut circles and flower shapes and stitched them together with very basic stitches and some beads and sequins. Very satisfying to do and I like the results.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Jerry softie

A recent newsletter from Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine included instructions for softies designed by Trixi Symonds and called Zenkidus.  I made one for my grandson and I thought he came out looking a bit of a cross patch but my grandson declared he's smiling and his name is Jerry and he seems to have been a hit.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Seasalt card

I was lucky enough to be given a Seasalt gift voucher recently and said that as well as buying a scarf with it I would be able to use the clothing tags.  My audience looked rather bemused so I made them a thank you card incorporating a couple of the tags and really liked the result.

Saturday, 16 January 2016


I like watching Gina-B's passementerie shows on Create and Craft and have bought her button book and the wooden moulds but haven't really had a go.  However I watched her create this button very quickly on her last show and decided to have a go myself and the 3 above are the result.  The button card was done with a rubber stamp and I mounted the buttons for the purposes of the photo but eventually I'm thinking I should create a fabric postcard or small hanging to use the buttons on.  The snowflake centre is a spacer bead meant for a necklace or bracelet but I love the look of them sewn on like that.