Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's been a while...

I know, I'm sorry.
But I have a very good reason. I've been on holiday :)

I went to Japan and on the way I stopped in Dubai for 2 days.
Was it hot, or what?!?!?

More recently (it sounds like a long time but in fact it was just 10 days later) I went on a mini-cruise to Belgium and France.

(I do think I deserve this...but it may just be me being spoiled :)

I'll put some pictures up ..there's even some craft related events (mostly shopping :)

keep checking back


Monday, August 09, 2010

My first wedding dress..

..well, not really MY wedding dress. It's the first one I made in 1999 (I think).
I was living in Cape Verde then and my friend Guta asked me to make her wedding dress.

The dress itself is made in 3 parts: the top, the straight skirt and the train/outer skirt which could be removed during the reception.

I also made the bouquet, the head band/pin, favours and ring pillow/basket.

I had to make pictures of the framed original photos as the photos as "glued" to the frame glass (as you can see on the photos).

The fabrics used were: a decorated organza for the top and pink (ish - salmon colour) satin and plain white organza for the skirts.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fur Lisa

Just because .....
she is our little princess and she's definitely worth it.!!


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Farmer Simon

Farmer Simon is one of the new little additions to the family...and he now has a little lamb...

a present from Tia Sonia xx

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

roll cushion

I covered a foot stool for friend and then there was some fabric left which she said I could have.

Instead...since her birthday was coming , this is what I made for her

The tassels are the same as used on the stool.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sew does Katie...

Katie is my friend and a member of my sewing group "It's Sew Easy".

For her birthday I got her this patchwork and embroidery book from a lovely shop in Andover: Quilter's Dream (This is where I did my patchwork and quilting workshops).

And this is what she did

It was a present for her mum. Her mum loved it...and so did we.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

May Fair

We used this opportunity to promote our sewing group " It's Sew Easy".
Our tent:

My work:

Fi's work:

Our work:

Country life:

Friday, May 07, 2010

sewing room

Work in progress..

1. Add some shelves and peg board:

2. Add a bit of love:

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

(late) December Post's not like I haven't been doin anything lately!
I November and December I participated in some craft fairs in Southampton, Salibury and even in my village.
I love Christmas craft fairs.
This was in Southampton:

Here's Christian proudly showing his reindeers, and so he should be. They sold out!