Thursday, August 30, 2007

Burt and Bazil the naughty puppies

I found these naughty puppies playing in the garden this morning. They are called Burt and Bazil. I like their wrinkly floppy ears. I believe they are looking for a good home .........


As summer comes to a close ..... its time for fall .... and Halloween (to me) is SO exciting .... so I have enjoyed making these patchwork pumpkins today. The pumpkins are made from sewing together recycled silk ties and measure approx 13"w x 9"h.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Animal Quilt

So here it is .... the product of many hours of sewing little pieces of material around little pieces of paper and then sewing them all together ....... I think maybe I've had this project going on for too long as I am not 100% thrilled with the result ........... I think that the elephant is my favourite animal due to his big soft floppy ear.
I have completed two patchwork baby quilts that will soon be available in my etsy store. These are really sweet little quilts and the backing is super soft snuggly white flannel.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Christmas is coming ....

Hurrah - the heat wave has broken ...... or have I hurrah'd too soon? The temperature is perfect .... its even dark and rainy - so hiding in my little cottage I'm feeling quite happy, at home and English.

I've finished the animal quilt and two other patchwork baby quilts - the only downside of the weather is that I am unable to go out and take pictures of them .... which leads me to think that perhaps another photo setting might be needed for the winter months! .....

So I've set myself a task of finishing some 1/2 completed projects ..... today it is Christmas Tree Skirts!!! (check out my Christmas Tree Skirt design page) oh another hurrah for Christmas ..... it is that time of year that we can hang dozens of sparkly things from a tree and not be judged too harshly for it!
... but before we get to Christmas there is Halloween ... and I have a feeling this Halloween will be an extra crafty affair .........