Monday, April 30, 2012

thanks "your home and garden" once more for featuring my art in this months mothers day feature!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Autumn or Fall colours

to some of us it is called autumn, to others it's called fall, whatever the chosen name it is definitely here, although the temperature has been surprisingly pleasant.
these shots are of some of my treasures that have a distinctly autumnal colouring,
have a happy day!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

tree decorations

someone suggested i should add trees, i'm not sure if these look like trees or modern urban sculptures!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Packaging for craft kits


packaging complete!
for those interested in selling my kits range!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Jolly little bus arrives in my shop!

 and here it is! available now in my etsy shop

cushion pattern

thanks for your lovely comments!
it keeps me connected with the wider world which is always a bonus when you live in the bottom of it!
to all you sewers out there, would this appeal as a kit?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

jolly little bus

i don't know exactly why but a jolly little bus seems like a fitting accompaniment to my little houses and shop, what do you think!
as always, it will appear in my etsy shop in a couple of days!

cushion ideas

i'm having so much fun!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

summer lady fabric print

it's been quite a while since i've played around with repeat patterns,
i'm not sure about the winter lady, she looks a bit frosty!
i'm thinking they could all look nice as fabrics,
to all you sewers out there, are you interested in my prints ?
have a lovely autumn/spring day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

fabric design

i can see more fabric patterns coming on!
it's autumn so why am i thinking spring!

Friday, April 13, 2012

DIY pillow

my photoshop skills are a bit limited but hopefully this gives you an idea of what my groovy lion cushion/pillow will look like!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thanks so much be @ home decor blog for adding me to your list of favorite blogs!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

fabric cushion sewing kits

it's been a while in coming, but here they are, my first collection of fabric craft kits!
i have created these so that even the most inexperienced sewer (even kids) can make them.
these cushions come in front and back panels, all you need to sew is the 3 sides and turn out. you can insert your own zip if you are a bit more experienced or simply stitch closed. They are covers for a standard 16 x 16 inch, 40 x 40 cm cushion inner.
I am awaiting fist panels so i wont be adding them to my etsy shop till then (a couple of weeks)
I am working on costings and will let you know that soon too,
i hope you like them!
I would love to hear if you have a particular print in my shop that you would like as a cushion,

Sunday, April 8, 2012

my dear sister Jutta was busy organizing the flowers for her church when I visited yesterday,
i couldn't get over how beautiful they looked each in a bunch,
such eye candy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easy Easter treat recipe!

you may find it rather odd to be celebrating Easter in Autumn, but that's what we do here on the bottom of the planet.
It's a changeable time of they year as you can see from my shots of Days Bay and Eastbourne,
sunny one minute rainy the next, i guess that's a bit like spring!
i have heard that it's been very summery in Britain and now it's snowing! you  poor thinks, you must be getting fed up!

Having only boys it's always a bit challenging finding crafty things to engage them, one thing that always works is anything involving sweets, so I thought Louis (my youngest )and his 2 friends might like to decorate some Easter cookies. as you can see they really enjoyed it, so i am posting this very easy recipe that you might like to try!


You will need;
250gm butter
100gm sugar
a few drops of vanilla essence
1 large egg
500gm flour

Simply cream butter and sugar,
add vanilla essence and egg,
add Flour,
mix, and roll out on a flour covered surface,
cut out shapes, place on baking paper covered tray,
bake for about 15 minutes at 180 degrees,

decorate with icing sugar mixed with enough water to spread easily (I brush on with a pastry brush) you could use lemon juice instead of water.
now let the kids have fun decorating them with a variety of sweets,


Monday, April 2, 2012

new craft kit availabe on etsy

here they are!
for sale on etsy!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

party animals craft kit

it's been a bit of a challenge but here they are!
my new craft kit "party animals"
i still have a few tweaks to do (the ears on the elephant need to be a bit darker)
 but all going well, they'll be available on etsy on monday.
thanks for your great suggestions, i can see a whole zoo coming on!