To share the creative spark so it might one day see the light.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Teddy Bear Quilt

                 I have just received back from my wonderful mother, my teddy bear quilt, she has HAND Quilted it and done a beautiful job.  I made this quilt a few years ago but stopped after Felix, my grandson was born (stillbirth). It has taken a while to finish it and mum to quilt, but I'm happy with the finished result. Have a look at some of the photos I actually took this time :-)
             The applique is hand buttonholed in a material matching colour and the quilting is done with a variegated thread. The pattern and material was from Kids Quilts.    
           I am still intending to send this quilt to my son Nick & Tegan,  and hope that they like it as well.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012


             Wishing everyone a very
 Merry Christmas and a safe New Year
Hoping your name hangs on the nice side but if not I'm sure you will try harder next year

Love and hugs
and all her family

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

I can show you now.........

      Here is the makings of my latest Ghost Imaging. I made this for a friend for a Secret Santa gift, its her face and I know she likes birds so I used both images.
This was the first stage finished getting all the small pieces in the right order.
Then came all the quilting, which I echo quilted and then bound it in the backing fabric
  The last photo is of it drying as I soaked it in Paverpol, a waterproofing and non-fading solution, so Roxy could hang it outside if she so desired. I hope she likes it....


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Stuff I have done lately.....

                      I haven't posted in a while due to the fact I didn't want to show presents too early, just in case.... but I have found some photos in my phone and thought I would share them. The first is a polystyrene head covered in buttons for my sister.
        I didn't take a photo of it finished but hopefully you will get the idea. I carried the hair down to look like a ponytail and drape down the back and the scarf draped over both shoulders. I really enjoyed playing with the buttons but doesn't everyone......

      Next is a gift for a really close friend, this is the top of  a letterbox it depict a view of her home and beautiful garden which has to be seen to be believed. Here are another views of it......
    Sorry about the photo, it was very very sunny . So we will see if she likes it in a day or two.

                     Anyway hope you have a great week and hopefully post again very soon.