Monthly Archives: March 2015

An Easter duck!

My sister loves ducks and when she saw my felt chick DIY earlier this week, she asked if I could make her an Easter duck! Using the same pattern, I simply left out the comb, made the body from white felt, … Continue reading

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DIY : Felt chick

I love working with felt and so I’ve written a pattern for a little felt chick, that you can stitch in your favourite colours. In this post you will find full instructions and a pattern to print out so that you can … Continue reading

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The Community Trafalgar Sail Project

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, located in the historic dockyard in Portsmouth, have engaged the community in some great creative projects over the last few years. I blogged about a knitted seascape previously and now they are embarking on … Continue reading

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A makeover in acrylic!

When I was at college I studied ceramics and made all sorts of weird and wonderful things. There were many pots, a bowl which my Mum uses and even a giant hollow head! I experimented with lots of different glazes and whilst … Continue reading

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Tea-tip : Finishing an embroidery hoop

Welcome to the very first tea-tip post! This post will show you how to finish off the back of an embroidery hoop. I love stitching a design and leaving it in the hoop, I think its simple, thrifty and a bit quirky. … Continue reading

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Tea-tips!

Today I’m revealing a brand new series on my blog … Tea-tips! These posts will be filled with my top tips for sewing and making lovely things. The idea behind the name is that you can learn something new and useful … Continue reading

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DIY : Felt daffodil

I think that there is something really special about a handmade Mother’s Day present. It reminds me of being small, making something in secret and knowing that my Mum would be thrilled with whatever I produced. If you normally give … Continue reading

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My second handmade bath mat

After the success of my first handmade bath mat, crocheted in bright blue jersey, I have decided to make another! My crocheted mat is being used in my bathroom at the moment and I love having something handmade, colourful and … Continue reading

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A present in seed stitch

My lovely friend Cynthia got married on Saturday and I wanted to make something special for her and her husband Stuart. I decided to stitch an outline of Dubai, where they are currently spending their honeymoon, and popped the date … Continue reading

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