Saturday, 12 February 2011

Pink, Turquiose AND Orange??!!

Yes, I wouldn't have put them together either but that's what she (being a friend of mine) wanted!! Not the normal , run-of-the-mill purse but it came out quite well.....I think!! I've been told off for moaning about making this on Facebook so I won't here BUT it took me AGES! Not that it was difficult but just trying to get everything in that she wanted  without it looking tacky. You can't see very clearly but there are little triangle patterns on the turquoise bits and the pom-poms look fun but I hope I never have to make another one that small!! ......oops ...that was just a little moan!!

Anyway, she seemed to love it so alls well that ends well!!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Recurring Themes!!

I don't know about you but I always seem to come back (eventually) to similar themes for items which are my very favourites. Although I now live in a beautiful area with mountains, lush green fields, rivers, and lakes I was actually born and lived near the sea until I was about ten. Long summer days spent on the beach have obviously left their mark as I LOVE anything seasidey......beaches, boats, shells, seaglass, beach huts and especially lighthouses. I find myself, (yet again) back on this theme with some fabric bookmarks this time. Here are the few attempts, lighthouses and kites etc to come later.....


On a personal front, we had a fantastic day on Thursday with our local Home Ed groups, playing and picnicing in some beautiful woods in one of the most gorgeous parts of the Lake District......

If only I could have the sea and all this rolled into one!!!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Rags to Riches....Folksy Friday

 As someone who loves making hooked pictures and rag rugs (although I don't get much chance to at the moment!) I always find it amazing that more people don't do it! What could be more satisfying than taking a pile of rags and making something beautiful? I think I may be in the minority here but hey.....have a look at these and see what you think!

and of course I had to sneak in a couple of mine!! 

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

The Sun had his hat on!!

At long last, I've been able to get outside and get some photos done of my latest bits and pieces. It was a gorgeous clear, sunny day today (and above freezing!!) , perfect weather for photos. Here's a quick catch-up....

 These will all be listed in my Folksy shop AND my Zibbet shop (yes, I am finally getting around to using it!!)