Green eggs and ham

I made this mini version of Dr Seuss’ classic Green Eggs and Ham as a Christmas gift. I found just the right orange at the local quilt shop in Minden, Remember Me Quilts. The book only has two pages and I wrote the text in […]

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Stitch Videos

I created these short videos when putting together instructions for my English Hedgerow Embroidery Kit, pictured above. I hope you find them useful for whatever project you are working on! Apologies for them being a bit rough and ready. I’m going to look into iphone […]

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Brooches – my new obsession

I ordered a book by Kyao from JapanLovelyCraft that included a tutorial on how to make embroidered brooches. A few brooches in and I’m hooked! I love that you can take any design, trace it onto fabric, and turn it into something wearable! Everywhere I […]

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Under the Wire

Phew! Just submitted my entry for the first round of the Hand & Lock contest. I’m not sure these three little leaves will be enough to get me into the next round. It’s been fun trying out different threads and stumpwork stitches. Fingers crossed! x […]

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Experimenting with Stumpwork

After a bit of experimenting, I’ve gone with long and short stitch instead of satin, because satin buckles when you try to shape the wire. I’m using silk fabric as the backing and 1 strand of cotton thread. I think this project calls for silk floss and sequins. Stay tuned for more bling.


A Quilt for Quinn

My Nana is a wonderful quilter and I’ve always wanted to give it a go. I made this quilt as a leaving present for a colleague who’s moved to the bonny shores of Scotland. It was a pleasure to make and I’ll definitely try quilting again. A big […]

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Mini quilted football

My friend makes the most delightfully detailed dolls. A little boy requested a Wayne Rooney doll and she asked me to make the football. Not just any football – but the HiVis football from the 2016 Premier League. I cut out 12 tiny pentagons and quilted […]

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