Monday, August 29, 2016

Vintage and pretty

Lots listed in my in my felt shop: lavender and rose geranium filled hearts. Handmade with rescued vintage embroidered linens and filled with my own homegrown sweetly scented mix. Click on the highlighted "felt" word to buy online or come along this Saturday to the Piece-Makers Market in Havelock North. Starts 9am next to Hawthornes coffee shop in the village.

Thursday, August 25, 2016


When I am making a quilt it seems to go on for ages, in a flurry of activity I pick it up a few nights in a row then leave it somewhere for a few weeks. It can go on like that for months, then all of a sudden the last hand stitch is done and its time to trim and finish the edges and then two hours later its finished! I always wash and dry after making so I can get that vintage used look - the fabrics and stitches shrink a tiny bit and I get the crumpled look I like. This quilt is a floor quilt for newborn twin girls, they will fit on together easily and maybe it will be kept as a momento of those early days. Now back to finish my lavender Amour hearts ready for the market on September 3rd.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Love, Lavender and Nostalgia

'And still she slept an azure-lidded sleep,
 In blanched linen, smooth, and lavender'd.'
Keats - The Eve of St.Agnes.

Today I am making lavender filled AMOUR hearts for the upcoming Piece-Makers Market to be held in Havelock North on Saturday, September 3rd. I will be there with my Sweet Mary banner and all manner of vintage and vintage style treasures. I have lots of lovely vintage buttons, many still on their original cards, bits and bobs of haberdashery, needle books, pin cushions and my always popular lavender hearts.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Are you a Sewist?

The Piece-Makers market (formerly Craft&Design) will be re-opening after the winter break on September 3rd. To whet your appetite, I will be posting enticing photos over the next few weeks of all my new stock, mainly vintage buttons and sewing accessories. There will also be more of the very popular button cards (featured post, top right) which make a delightful present for the sewist in your life. Click HERE to read all about the Piece-Makers market.