Friday, 24 April 2015

Crazy House

 Such an apt block from me for this month on the Sizzix blog.
Its been quite a crazy house round these parts!

You can see the block, and how I made it over on the Sizzix blog today.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Catching up with myself - Sizzix

Ok, so I should have posted this at the end of last month and this months post fast approaches,

I've been looking at old block from the Barbara Brackman book

and also inspired by a certain other very creative blogger friend

and so you can find out what I did with the Lucky Clover block over on the Sizzix blog here!  And how to handle those Y seams  too!

Friday, 27 February 2015

a Sizzix Spring Inervention

I'm over on the Sizzix blog today, talking about my Spring intervention, with a little inspiration from my recent Stitches trade Show Visit

This is the Broach I made with Angela, and below is a taster of what I've made to brighten up my studio for Spring!

You've still got time to make one of your own, for spring or for Easter!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

its a finish!

A birthday present for my Bestie!

Sorry about the bad lighting, but as you can imagine, being the queen of last minute, it was the night before the birthday!

Which I was very lucky enough to share in the celebrations, in style

And the birthday girl had made everyone a party bag!

Thank you so much Di for inviting me to share in your special birthday celebrations


Friday, 6 February 2015

making progress

I've not been slacking,  
I have been chipping away at one of my wips

Borders were added

Backing fabric chosen from stash

and then there were several days (read as evenings after work) of quilting

Binding is attached and I just need to find the time to stitch it down, you know, in those quiet evenings in front of the tv,  (when I'm not in my studio working on deadline stuff)

It feels good to be able to share some of my own creativity with you. 
I'll try to keep it up!  At least the finish is in sight :)

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

moving on at a pace and a half ...

February already!

So January came and went in a flash!
(was it just me?)

My one finish I can show you

Was the Sizzix table runner, which sits proudly on the table

There were other finishes, but I just cant show you them,
What I can say is, even I was a little stunned I made that!

There have been customer quilts too

and it was truly a pleasure to quilt this one for Victoria

I was so sorry to send this one home

There were 6 other customer quilts, some I'll be able to show you later this month, 
others, well, you know how it goes, waiting for them to be published.

linking this up with Lynne at Lilys Quilts
Fresh Sewing Day

Friday, 30 January 2015

Setting the table with Sizzix

You know if you follow me on instagram, you'll have seen this in the making

So today over on the Sizzix blog, you'll find a mini tutorial on how to make your own runner with the Big Shot machine, dies and a pile of pretty fabrics! 
(by the way, the Cotton and Steel Basics I got from Simply Solids, and the floral from the Village Haberdashery)

so for those of you who 'know', my table doesn't always look like this, and the runner is made to fit perfectly in length.   But that's one slippy table top right there, so to keep the runner in place, a little trip to the pound shop, and the trusty non slip grip liner to the rescue!

I cut about 10" off this roll, and it fits like a treat, my runner stays put. 
(this is the same stuff i use for free motion quilting!)

Don't forget to pop on over to the sizzix blog to check out the whole project.  
You too could have one just like it for Valentines day! 

So, that's my first finish off the FAL list too!