31 Oct 2011

Pumpkin

It turned to Autumn overnight. Red and yellow leaves everywhere now. So my friend Natalie and I had an afternoon of Pumpkin. We made pumpkin and gorgonzola lasagne and pumpkin cake. I then helped her carve a halloween pumpkin to put outside her front door.












Pretty huh?

27 Oct 2011

~Pinks and Greys~



sorry Jo; no red leaves in London yet, at least not on the floor! but here is a mix of old and new photos for you instead.

26 Oct 2011

inspiration board

{muted grey and gold}
i took a detour on the way home yesterday, in the rain, looking for red leaves. i didn't find any, but everywhere i looked i saw the greys and golds that are also out at home. if you have any red leaves in london yet, please capture them!

1 Sep 2011

parcel!!!



Thankyou abi!!! lovely baby clothes, i want them to be the first thing he wears :)
love the prints and the style of them, and fairtrade organic cotton just makes them the best!
i love the little bee on the trousers...

this kimono type top looks so cool, much better than a boring t-shirt!
and the birds are so sweet. not too girly either! nice one.
xxxxxxxxx

28 Aug 2011

what i've been up to this weekend

here is the fabric i got from the lovely lady on berwick market. i'm going to make a patchwork bath mat with this and an old white towel, probably this week!
this is a sweet little antique baby vest from france. it's incredibly soft with 2 tiny buttons. i couldn't resist!
this is my big stack of washable baby wipes. i've also made some towelling ones, so it will soon be a question of finding which ones suit me and baby best, before i make any more...if i need them!
and i got given a pile of new white bibs which i have been embroidering...

photos of those are a bit dark as its so overcast today....grey and cold. stay indoors day with stitching and soup!
xxx

Welsh Hoard plus more

*This post is very heavy on images so maybe make a cuppa while it loads!*

So Wales was great, had a nice time. Went to the National Museum of Welsh Life, went down Big Pit, hiked up Skirrid Fawr, a little mountain, and bought lots of tea to take home! 

iron works chimney
iron works
heather
more heather
a working loom in an old woollen mill
woollen mill
old pigsty
me on top the skirrid
circles everywhere

this is the stool/mini table I told you about on the phone
it must have been made from a crate of pears in jars
Back at home and I am flitting between my studio and home. Finishing off the archive book project, thinking of ideas for the next 3 books I need to make for another project, piecing together bits of cloth when I can, thinking about what to make next for the shop, tea staining things and trying to think what I can make for William when he arrives, other than felt booties of course!
end of the rainbow
more tea staining in progress
Talk soon sis.

x

14 Aug 2011

Fabrics for boys trousers

So my sister Jo has got herself a new blog address; I will update the sidebar asap. She was saying today on her blog that she wanted some blue windmill fabric to make baby trousers, so I went hunting online:
from here
from here
And some non windmill fabric:
from here
from here
from here
from here
Anyway, I will keep looking. 

12 Jul 2011

The home made wedding of the year; Mr & Mrs Hart, 2nd July 2011

My sister in her beautiful handmade wedding dress

The table decorations; flowers by Mum

The table decorations; flowers by Mum, ribbon by me

Teacosy plus heart shaped sugar cubes

Teacosy in use


The moss & felt ring cushion

confetti & sugar cubes

lots of confetti

Key ribbon, jam jars & flowers

Stag and deer atop the cake

flowers

me trying to take nice close up shots of the table

Enjoy the photos!