A journal addiction..

I am starting to really enjoy making these journals so here are a few more newly finished. I love that it combines my love of textiles and my stationary fetish!..yes, I am addicted to stationary, sad I know! These are now listed in my Madeit and Etsy stores.

flowers-1A5 Journal cover with vintage fabric flowers appliqued and free motion quilted onto a new denim base. There is also a segment of hand embroidered vintage doily and button features. I have also done some extra hand embroidery to add highlights.



A5 Journal cover. Embroidered owl with vintage fabric flower appliques, and button features. Free motion Quilted onto a new denim base with cotton lining.paisleya4-1

A4 Journal cover made from a patchwork of upcycled denim jeans. This one also has an upcycled crochet belt “pocket” at the top to hold pencils etc.


Tuesday Treasury and a little Hibiscus Quilt

This is what I have been working on for the last couple of days. A change from frangipanis for a while.

Since I have been on this tropical flower kick,  maybe because it is so cold and wintery here at the moment!….I have decided that this will be the theme for this weeks Tuesday Treasury.

Hibiscus print by Peace and Love creation

Buckaroo Bear

The cottage Workroom

Hair flowers by Bloom Bridal Creations

Bouquet by Flowers By the Vase

Purse crochet pattern Kristinas Krochet

Kira Ferrer

Hair crown by Betty Atkins

Print House Company

Arwen Evenstar Photos


Tuesday Treasury: Winter Wearables

As I have mentioned before, it is getting cold in my part of the world..colder than normal in fact!. This weeks Tuesday treasury is therefore about Warm and woolly things to wear. Completely inappropriate for those of you on the other half of the planet, but maybe it can be inspiration for your next winter!.

Sandpit kids (If only I had a little girl!)


Sophia Clothing

Ma Lieb


Blumen Kinder Seattle

Glamour Damaged

Textile Monster

Manifested Dreams

Lucy Mir


Tuesday Treasury.. A Mother’s Love

Sorry about my absence for a few days. It has been one of those funny patches where busy things all happen at the same time.

My Treasury this week is based on the events of the past couple of days. The first was a funeral. A beautiful woman and loving mother lost her battle with cancer after fighting for many years. I cannot describe the intensity of the love in that room.

The very next day we had to attend a vast family gathering of my husband’s family. It was a joint birthday party for both his parents, and all their children and associated families had arrived from overseas. Again the love.

This Treasury is A Mother’s Love as a tribute to both these Mother’s for the love they give their children. It is not all about Mum’s, but also about the type of love we give our children and they give back.

    Type and image

 Honey Boo

The Meek Boutique

Lilas Studio

C Beattie Art

Art Wark

Storytime Studios

Sweet Bohemian Life


One for the little boys..Art Quilt

I started this piece many years ago, before I had the capacity or inclination to quilt. I have just pulled it out and finished it!..now that I have the capacity and inclination! it is a great way to use up all those boxes of fabric scraps as well.

I call it “A Beautiful Pea Green boat”..And I really want one of these in real Life. I can so imagine sailing off into the sunset in one of these!.

Today I am grateful for Life.


Tuesday Treasury: Lions and Elephants

I have been asked by a family member to make a Lion and an Elephant softie as gifts for some smaller family members, so I have been doing a bit of research on lions and elephants. I found so many gorgeous ones that I thought that Lions and Elephants would be the topic for this weeks Tuesday Treasury.

Boy Elephant by Jessica Tirona

Edmund Elephant by Rabbits Moon

Wool Elephant by Viola Studio

Ira the Elephant by hybernate

Lucky Elephant by Gracinhas

Lizzie the Giggly Lion by Hybernate

Amigurami Lion by Just Add Awesome

Lion Sewing Pattern by Dolls and Daydreams

Rory the Lion by Jenny Smith

Lion Plush sewing pattern by Funky Friends Factory

I’ll show you what I come up with for my little niece and nephew when I know what I’ve come up with!. Hopefully they’ll be done by Friday.

Today I am grateful for my beautiful,supportive family.


Tuesday Treasury Pincushions

I recently joined in a Pincushion swap at Clare’s Craftroom. This is my little entry …

The whole process got me thinking about pincushions and what a vital part they are in a crafter’s life. So this Tuesday Treasury pays homage to the humble pincushion.

Gorgeous Blue bird from Fiber CoOp

Embroidered beauty from Coyote Craft

Bright and from from Primgrl1

Beautifully stitched from Rainbow Felt

Beautiful snail from Unfamiliar Art

Peacock by Spincushions

Sweet and Simple from Plushka

Swallow from Corydora

Bright and happy from Pepper In

Lovely simplicity from Nstar studio


Tuesday Treasury on Wednesday.. Mother’s Day treasures

As Mothers Day is just around the corner yet again, I thought it would be an appropriate topic for this weeks treasury. Ans as I am a Mother, so it’s all about me, me, me, I’m going to choose what I would like for Mother’s Day!… as well as my children’s beautiful creations of course!!

Quote mug from Zinnia Pea

Apple pincushion from LaLa Kids

Gorgeous vintage chenille quilt from Cuddly Comforts

Pretty bird family from Chiky

Lovely card from Fluid Ink Letterpress

Ceramic Bowls from Prince Design UK

Funny Card from Seas and Peas

Three tier cake plate from Botanical Gems

Bright upcycled bag from Meg Expressions

Another bag..cause a girl can never have too many!.

This one is from Kiwi Canta

Of course I really could go on forever, because MUM’s ( and dad’s) deserve everything good in the world.


Tuesday Treasury 2. It’s all about the boys….handmade goodies for baby boys

In honour of the birth of my new little nephew, this Tuesday Treasury is all about cool things for baby boys. A topic close to my own heart as I have three of the little monsters gorgeous creatures.


Gorgeous fish shoes from Quinnlee’s Boutique

Monster booties from Hand Knit Hugs

Superb lion outfit from Bumble bee Knees

Photographer onesie from last earth

Dino hat from Purple Rose Crochet

Boy night light from By Sage Design

dino wrap by Tida bella monkey

Pudgy bear by Viola Studio

Monster mobile by Drops of Colour Shop

Star wars wall vinyl by dinaamon

(I know this isn’t really baby, but my boys would LOVE this!!)