Saturday, 16 January 2016

And the winner is ....

With the best intentions to post last week, sorry for the delay ...

so the winner of the Diary and cover is ...


Archie the wonder dog said...
Happy New Year! I love this diary cover and have never had a 'proper' diary - maybe now's the time to start?!


Congratulations Helen!    Email me your address and I'll get this in the post to you on Monday :)

Thank you everyone for taking part, I really appreciate your support for my blog posts.

Finish Along 2016

Last year was busy, but this year I want to be a little kinder to myself with some me time sewing, work smarter not harder.   Maybe finish a few more of my own things too.

So I'm joining in with the Finish Along this year, with intentions of blogging more than once a month!



So here is my declaration of intention for 2016 Quarter One



#1  Table runner, just needs the binding stitching down.

#2  Brit Bee Birthday quilt, shamefully, finish binding and label.

#3  Brit Bee Round 3 quilt, add another border quilt and bind.
#4  Big Melons quilt,  quilt and bind.

#5  Turn this pile of fabrics bought just before Christmas into a gift for a friend.

#6  Raspberry Kiss blocks, make more and turn into a quilt for Siblings Together.

I think that will do nicely for this quarter, some more achievable than others, but whats life without a challenge eh?

Linking up over on Nicky's blog.

Monday, 4 January 2016

Lets start off with a giveaway

There's always plenty of makes going on round these parts, and I can't keep them all myself, 
so I decided, because I already had a diary, ( having bought on a bit of panic moment, then found the one I really like) I'm giving away a 2016, A5 day to page diary along with a cover I made as part of the Sizzix blog.  


Free to a good home!  
(pen NOT included)

So to win this, please leave a comment on the blog, limited to UK readers only, sorry to everyone else around the world.  

This Giveaway is now CLOSED

I will choose a winner with Mr RNG Friday 8 January 2016.

Good Luck!

Sunday, 3 January 2016

saying farewell to 2015

It was a busy year, with much excitement and travel and many changes along the way, some welcome, others not so. 

to celebrate my makes and realize just how busy it was, the obligatory mosaics make a happy reminder of just how much I achieved.


There are a few things missing, a bag, the many cakes and bakes, and the lesser spotted allotment makes.

And then there were the Sizzix makes ,,, some you've seen others you didn't.


Add in all the quilts and projects I made for Nel, and the 100 or so customer quilts, its fair to say its been quite a year!

I'm looking forward with optimism that 2016 will be as busy, creative, productive and a happy one. 

Happy New Year!

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Making Pretty Plans

Happy New Year everyone!

You can find me over on the Sizzix Blog here.


See what I did with these pretties to my new Diary cover!


Happy Making!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Brrrrr.... its been snowing round these parts!

Its that time of the month again, my Sizzix blog post is up, and this month I've been playing with snowflakes ...  You can read it here.


I hope you'll like it !

Friday, 30 October 2015

Curves Not Curves - the finish line

I finally finished the Curves not Curves quilt ! 



you can see a full explanation of how I made my quilting choices and see the whole finished quilt over on the Sizzix blog here.  Please go take a look!