Tuesday, 17 July 2012

A few makes

After my last post I have been going a bit mad with the crazy patchwork.
I found a video on you tube which showed me an easy way to make 
crazy patchwork blocks and I love them.
I would add the link but I can't find the blooming video again now.

 Anyway I have have made a few pincushions
 and a cushion with another one 
on it's way in pink this time.

I have also made a few little needle case from  vintage 
linen, lace and buttons to put with them which
 I might put  in my Folksy shop.

The blue cushion is going in the summer house for when we get our summer, 
which will probably be when I'm on holiday in Italy knowing my luck.

Onto other patchwork makes and I have t last finished my hexie cushion.
A while back I bought a hexie kit from the fabulous 
and although I had sewn enough hexie together for a cushion
 I had never got around to finishing it.

That has now been remedied  and my cushion is complete with it's little "made by me" label

This one is going in my work room on the sofa which I'm going to recover soon(ish).
All these have been put onto the monthly makes group on Flickr 
and I got some lovely comments which made my day.
I don't know about you but it always a makes me smile
 when someone appreciates something you have made, for me it's a real

Now of course if you make all these things you use up some of your fabric don't you
which means of course it needs replacing.
So thats what I've done.

A few fq's

And then some of the beautiful hand printed fabrics from

And one of her scrap packs with a selection of her patterns.

So I'm all set to start on something new.

I have Eldest daughter and her other half here this week

so probably won't be doing much sewing.
Anyway  I'll see you again soon.



  1. I love your patchwork - beautiful. Linda xxx

  2. Gorgeous work, I looovve your hexies, you clever thing, they take such a long time but they are so worth it!
    Your new fabric choices are fab too I bet you are bursting with ideas of things to make next. xx

  3. Wow you have been busy - lovely patchwork. Best wishes, Pj x