Monthly Archives: May 2012

Southsea Celebrates the Jubilee!

I’ve been a bit quiet this week as I have been sewing through a mountain of bunting! The bunting is to decorate Palmerston Road this weekend for the Jubilee celebrations. Hundreds of flags have been decorated by local school children … Continue reading

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Present in the Post – May’s winner!

The prize for one of my lovely subscribers this month was three sets of hand stamped fabric covered buttons. I have picked a name out of my jar and the winner is…. Paula Bailey! Paula if you email me your … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting for Pinwheels

My wicker basket is full to the brim with a rainbow of wool felt and hundreds of buttons, all ready for the guests at the Summer Tea Party to make their very own felt pinwheels. So because I’ve got pinwheels … Continue reading

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Tutorial : Braided Mat

This tutorial shows you a simple way of making a colourful and practical mat from strips of cotton. The size of the finished mat is up to you, once you have seen the technique you can use it to make … Continue reading

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My (second) mini machine!

I enjoyed a walk in the sunshine today to the printers to get the posters for the Summer Tea Party. They were really busy when I arrived and there was half an hour wait. This was music to my ears…one … Continue reading

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Supplies for the Summer Tea Party

I made a visit to my favourite fabric shop yesterday to get some supplies for the Summer Tea Party. The pinwheels that we will be making are made from felt and the Eternal Maker sells wool felt in so many … Continue reading

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A birthday celebration!

This very week last year was the week that I took the giant leap into self employment. I am so proud to be able to tell people that I am a self employed textiles artist and I have loved every … Continue reading

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The Sheep Shed in Ludlow

Ludlow was on our list of places to visit last week and we planned to walk around the lovely old town, take a peek at the castle and the brewery. I never thought we would find something as exciting as … Continue reading

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G. R. Pratley & Sons in Worcester

Whilst on holiday we made a trip to Worcester, where I found this awesome shop on the High Street. It is an absolute treasure trove of china, furniture and oddities. Its also a really beautiful building and Matt and I … Continue reading

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May is excellent

May is an excellent month. May is the month to celebrate my birthday, a whole year of being self employed and I’m also going on holiday! This is going to be a holiday filled with long walks, exploring new places … Continue reading

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