Thursday, 21 May 2020

Warm Weather

The warm weather has arrived. Along with it lots of gardening jobs and more canning as well. The tulips are blooming and several other varieties of flowers.Happy gardening.

Friday, 6 March 2020

March Warmth

It's March

We still have lots of snow on the ground. I've just listed mittens. These mitts are made with handspun yarn from my sheep. They're designed to keep your hands toasty warm. Handspun warmth at it's best.

Stop by my shop and have a look.
Stay warm. xo

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Items in my shop

Items in my Etsy shop
What have I been up to you may ask.
I've been busy weaving scarves.  I still have a nice selection in my Etsy shop for sale.
Also in the shop, some thrummed mitts using the wool from my sheep.
Various other items including hats, bags, shawls and wrist warmers.
Pop in and have a look.
The Christmas season will be here before we know it so why not get a head start on the season.

                                                              Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Old quilt Bracelets


Recycled Old Quilt Bracelets 


It's been a quiet several months. I've been recovering from foot surgery. I came across some old quilts that were really in bad shape and managed to save some of the material and turn it into bracelets.
This has given me so much joy as I was confined to bed so hand stitching was the thing to do.
These two bracelets are now in my Etsy shop and I hope they find a happy home.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Wrapping Cloth

Wrapping Cloth

Inner Child
 It's January and I've spent the last few months taking an on-line course from Karen Ruane who lives in England. This cloth is the result of that course. The course was on a wrapping cloth that would be used to swaddle a new born child. Being well past the age of child bearing and with no great- grandchildren on the horizon I decided to instead make a cloth for my Inner child.

This panel with the O's represents hugs with a hidden hug in a pocket held in place with the small red button. The pocket above lined with buttons is divided into four sections for gathering all those childhood treasures.

This panel represents seeds - unborn dreams depicted by using seed beads. Another pocket with small buttons sewn across it and red stars depicting the dreams bursting into reality.

This panel has a picket fence with flowers and Suffolk puffs, also lace with four leaf clovers.

 This panel has a wide band for the wrapping part also a row of life savers represented by the seed stitching wrapped around cording.

This is my edging using beads which represent childhood tears - lots of beads for lots of tears.

Another picture showing the panels sewn together and embellished with bullion knots.
The finished cloth measures 12 X 60 inches.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas Shows

Christmas Shows

It's been a very busy year and we've been doing some Christmas craft shows. Here are a few pictures of my work and Manny's honey.


 Manny and his honey.
Wishing Everyone a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.