Thursday, 25 October 2012

Inspired: London, a book chokka full of London handmade design

The amazing We Make London girls have done it again: they have published a who's who of London designers working in the field of handmade crafts. And a jolly fabulous book it is too. And I am not just saying that because I'm in it!

Tonight then is press night, very exciting! Must pack some business cards : )

I will post some more as soon as I have a copy of the book in my paws

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Quilts in progress

I am having a nice gentle week with hand quilting and some machine quilting.

I have almost finished the quilt for Mazzy whose mummy writes the lovely Mommyshorts blog. I have loved making this quilt and will be sad to see it go. But go it must! This week.

And my dear friend Leo had a little girl last week. I had been collecting scraps and cut them all up into triangles a fee weeks back without a clear idea how the final quilt would look. I knew it would work itself out in the end and it did! Almost done with that one too. I have been rushing that one a little as I want it done before I meet Arriela next week so the stitching is a bit scrappy but Leo, having become a friend after meeting her at one of my classes, will forgive me for that!

Sunny days this week interspersed with torrential rain. All the cats are suddenly hanging around again as it is getting cold out. From no visible cats we are now suddenly a proper 4 cat household again. Plus we have a feral kitty living in the shed. She comes in for food but is scared of people. She is fond of our Jasper though...

Friday, 12 October 2012

New fabric

I got a lovely box today... Full on dots, stripes, stars, ginghams and plains... All the way from Holland. It looked so delicious I just wanted to dive right in!

Sunday, 7 October 2012

What I have been quilting

So... the children have been back at school a few weeks and my time is filling up rapidly. Very rapidly. From thinking I had seas of time when Max was first at school to realising 6 hours is in fact not very much at all has not taken long at all!

I have made (and am still making) some gorgeous quilts, some cool cushions, and lots of other its and bobs. I am about to start a quilt for my friend Leo who is being induced today (go girl!) and cannot wait to meet her little girl, and I am also making a playmat to cover a UGLY baby playpen for my friend Laurel's two girls who at 10 months are full of mischief and need to be contained just every now and then so mum can do stuff (but need to be in a stylish playpen as they are stylish twins born to stylish mummy and daddy! Some pics:

Mazzy's quilt in progress

Mazzy's quilt in progress

Double bed quilt I made for the art trail

Max's new patchwork quilt

Lucas' quilt

Quilt for Amanda White

New @, &, ? and ! cushion range