Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Christmas

We made it!
The annex for my in-laws was finished inside this week and they moved in yesterday.
Talk about cutting it fine.
I haven't made as many presents as I wanted, there just wasn't time,
but to be honest it's a small price to pay.
Wishing you all a Happy Christmas.
Vicky x

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Bottle Bag and a blustery day

Bottle bag
I have been trying to make some presents this week.
I am pleased with these bottle bags.
 I made them based loosely on the tutorial here by Svetlana
but altered the measurements to fit a bottle.
I also made some flowers using the tutorial here by Lucy and will be using these to decorate some presents. If you look closely the bigger flower has more petals than she suggests but that's because I went wrong! 
A bit of hooky
Have a good weekend.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Pinwheels Pillow and a walk on the beach

Finished Pinwheels pillow designed by s.o.t.a.k. handmade.
The Pinwheels pillow is now finished.
It was a great way of making these pinwheels without having to join any triangles and I will definitely be using it again.
I used fabric from my stash and recycled shirts with some white cotton for the joining strips.
The cushion pad is a tiny bit big but it won't take long for it to sink a bit and it is very comfy.
We went for a lovely walk on the beach today, sneakily while the kids were at school!
A walk on the beach
Despite the drizzle when we left home
 there were patches of blue sky and sunshine a few miles away on the coast..
A walk on the beach
Sea air and sunshine in December.
I love it. 

Sunday, 1 December 2013


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There is a lot of 'Work in Progress' around here at the moment and not much of it sewing.
These are three grain bags ready for filling.
Quick and easy projects perfect for a quick fabric fix.
And I just had to show you this beauty..
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It is a Pineapple Sage, or Salvia elegans.
There are very few flowers out in the garden at this time of year
and these red spikes are just lovely.
I think the plant is a tender perennial but it seems to survive in our back garden.
Cuttings are easy to take just in case the cold weather finishes it off.