Saturday, 30 January 2016


Apologies for not being around for a while. I've been making things for the Seagrass Gallery when it reopens in its new place in West Kirby on the 6th February and for an update to my online shops. Plus my chronic fatigue hasn't been helpful either!

Above are photos of five of the brooches I've made recently. I haven't decided which emporium these are to go to yet. But if you'd like to purchase one of them, they're £5 each inc postage in the UK, but you'll have to be quick as I'm taking stock to Seagrass on Tuesday (2nd Feb). Just send me an email if you're interested .


Friday, 15 January 2016

In the sewing basket.

I was lucky to have sold a couple of items from my website before Christmas,  so I need to replace those and I also need new things to go to the Seagrass Gallery when it reopens in its new location in February  (there'll be a separate post about that). Consequently,  I have lots of things on the go. 

Photo 1 - brooches. 
Photo 2 - a small collage.
Photos 3 and 4 - lavender pillows. 
Photo 5 - a large collage.

I'll,  hopefully,  be able to share photos of these when they're finished soon!


Thursday, 7 January 2016

A green velvet brooch.

The body of this brooch, a Christmas gift for a family friend, was made from green and beige tweed fabric, with a green velvet heart appliqued to it. The velvet heart was then decorated with french knots and glass beads. I also added a little trail of beads from the bottom of the heart. I used a kilt pin-style brooch pin.


Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year and Miss Marple Scarves

First of all Happy New Year. I hope 2016 brings you everything you hope it too, and you don't have much of the things you don't want it to bring!

Miss Marple scarf with matching brooch #makingchristmaspresents:

These two scarves were made for Christmas presents for my Mum and sister. I used Skiff's Miss Marple Vintage Scarf pattern, available for free on Ravelry and I used Stylecraft 4ply acrylic yarn. It's a fairly simple pattern and didn't take me too long to knit both scarves. 

I made a matching brooch for each scarf using wool fabric that I embroidered with web stitches and french knots and a scattering of beads. Both scarves were appreciated.

There's a few more Christmas makes to share with you, but I've already started on my 2016 makes, which I'll also share with you soon.