Holidays and cushions

I’ve been on holidays..yippeee

We did a bit of thisDSCN1330

A bit of this


A bit of this


Saw some of well as some other lovely creatures..turtles, stingrays…


Climbed lots of these


And looked out at lots of this


Then we came home and I made these



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.

Lime Spot Cot Quilt

Modern Cot Quilt

I made a modern cot quilt this week as well. I fell in love with the colours of this fabric range a while ago so just had to buy it. I have finally done something with it. I have another similar one ready to quilt.




Made from 100% cotton fabrics and batting, It measures 82 x 104 cm (32 x 41 in). It is free motion quilted in a simple stippling design. I love the texture of this as well..hard to capture in a photo!.


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 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!!)




Tuesday Treasury Number one ..Bluebirds

Every Tuesday, I am going to share a treasury of the coolest things I’ve found that week based on a certain theme. As I have a fetish for birds and bluebirds in particular, I thought I’d start this off with Bluebirds.

So here they are, my top 10 Bluebird finds of the week.

    Icy bluebird brooch from Moloco

Wool felt blue bird from GrafoGraphic

Gorgeous bluebird tea towel from Two Girls Laughing

    Ceramic blue bird from Pearles    painting

Blue birds cushion from Word Garden


Sweet little fluffy blue bird from Bubble time


Blue bird messenger bag from Bizzy Lizzy

Sweet bluebird pair from A little bird Shop

Blue bird iPad sleeve from Rustique Cat

Blue bird Rattle from Vintage Chenille


Well I really could could go on for hours with blue birds, There really are so many gorgeous ones out there to add to my collection. I do have to stop somewhere however so there it is. Feel free to add any links in comments if you know of any gorgeous bluebirds out there that need to be seen :-).

There will be another Tuesday Treasury next week, not sure of the theme yet, but I’m sure it will come to me.