Saturday, October 29, 2011


Yesterday I made bunting for my daughter. I love making bunting especially when you just mix up the colours, no particular theme, it just has to look vintage and gorgeous.

I like it a lot and think I may make some more this weekend and list it on my Felt site next week which has been woefully empty for a while. I can feel a Christmas theme coming on.

My pot of ranunculas have flowered their little hearts out for months now and deserve to be in my blog as a reminder to SMILE! Have a good weekend x

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pretty Things

Three fabric covered wire clothes hangers - so far I only have one set of these to sell. They are the sort of hangers that would be ideal to hang flimsy or strappy clothes from as the cotton fabric stops them slipping off.

The clever couple who are Coulter&Coulter, hand printed lavender stalks onto this soft cotton fabric. I have made lavender filled sachets with this beautiful print (thanks Nic!)and backed them with squares of vintage barkcloth and wrapped them for market in stacks of three.

Don't forget!
Craft&Design Market 4, held around Hawthorne coffee, 23 Napier Road.

Saturday 22nd October.

9.00am - 12.30pm.


Monday, October 17, 2011


Today I decided, was the day to finish my quilt.Not an obvious thing to do when there are many other needy projects to finish especially with the Craft&Design Market in Havelock North happening this Saturday. See details on the right. I don't use basting pins but prefer to baste my quilt sandwich with a brightly coloured thread. I find this the easiest way as I also prefer not to use a quilting hoop. So, out came the emerald green thread which I rather liked.

Next, I pulled out my collection of leftover or unused binding strips and found I had just enough of my favourite Cath Kidston. It is a blue paisley that Ikea had in stock sbout 10 years ago.

Bound, washed and drying in our sunny Hawkes Bay day. Finished off for five minutes in the dryer to get the "vintage" look I like and its now on our bed. Its the first bed quilt I have actually made for myself and my husband.

Monday, October 10, 2011

My sewing table over the weekend while making treasures for my Sweet Mary stall and yes, some of them are for Christmas!

These lavender pillows (15x15cm) are filled only with New Zealand grown lavender rubbings from Hauiti Lavender Farm. Made with Cath Kidston fabric topped with vintage lace and embroidered heart, they have a red with white spot base fabric.
These pillows would make a lovely Christmas present for a special friend or family member, to scent the bedroom and help with a peaceful sleep.

I only have 5, so if you just have to have one, make sure you come along to the next Craft and Design Market at Hawthorne coffee shop in Havelock North.

It will be on Saturday 22nd October, 9-12.30pm.

And finally, a bit of prettiness to make you smile. SMILE!