Sunday, 24 June 2012

Busy bee

Geranium and bee!

June is always a busy month in this house with three birthdays to celebrate!

This week I had 15 table decorations to prepare for a quiz night, and with help from a friend we managed to fill 15 jam jars with flowers and foliage from the garden.
Flowers for the tables at our quiz night

I finished a little mug rug with yet more liberty scraps.
 They seem to be going on forever because the small print means that every scrap is useable.

mug rug with Liberty scraps

Also made a quick bottle bag from hessian and yet another little piece of liberty fabric!

Bottle bag

bottle bag detail
More presents and badges in the making but they are secret for now!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fabric pot

I have used a strip of my liberty fabric to make a pot that will be filled with goodies for a present.

Fabric bowl

We have had unreasonable amounts of rain here since my Mum gave me an umbrella at the beginning of the month, but at least the umbrella has been well used!

Raindrops on unopened delphinium

Raindrops on the unopened Delphinium.

Raindrops on allium
And on an Allium.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The Money Monster

Yet another late present!

Money Monster

This time for a teanager who has been revising, so I bought a large bar of chocolate and attached a Money Monster.

The Monster has a back pocket with some readies in.

Money monster reverse

Job done.

And onto the next present......there are so many birthdays at this time of year.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Mabel's tea party

I have been busy for the last 24 hours making a present for my niece whose birthday I forgot!
How bad is that?!

Anyway, after a trip to the local supermarket, I found just what I needed by way of a pink spotty case holding a tea set.

Case for the tea set

First of all I made Mabel.
She is another toy from one of my favourite books, Softies, and here she is..


Any tea party needs a cosy to keep the brew warm..

Tea cosy

This was made from a piece of recycled linen shirt and a liberty scrap for the cup and is about 3.5" tall.

Oh, and Mabel nearly forgot, hang on a minute..

Mabel forgot something!

Napkins to protect their dresses (or trousers!)..


Finally I made a tablecloth from a piece of sheet, edged with bias cut recycled shirt, and appliqued with some precious 1" liberty hexagons.
And there you have it.
A new friend called Mabel and a tea set ready to party.

Mabel's tea party

All packed up in a pink spotty case.

Case fully packed

And to top it off I came home with a fresh, warm pot of lemon curd.

Fresh lemon curd.


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Liberty and Lupins

I was lucky enough to go to Liberty in London last week and after being inspired by what
 Florence made with some scraps,
I bought a little bag of hexagons,

Liberty hexagons

 half a meter of fabric

A little bit of Liberty fabric

 and a length of bias binding.

Liberty bias binding

The lupins are out.
 They were all from a single packet of seeds 2 years ago.
 I grew them on in the vegetable bed and have slowly transplanted them all over the garden.

The colours are gorgeous and match the liberty fabric nicely.


Monday, 4 June 2012

A sponge bag for someone going on a trip

Sponge bag

I made this sponge bag this week for someone to take on a trip.
The material is Urban Zoology by Ann Kelle.

The orange monkey goes rather well with the calendula that seem to have self seeded all over the garden.


And the poppies are just starting to come out.



This purple one is Patty's plum and is my favourite.

Poppy- Patty's plum



Happy weekend.