Monday, 27 February 2012


Where are the days going? I am so wrapped up and busy with this foundation course I completely loose track of time.  My poor little blog is so neglected, bless but it is because I have not done any sewing since the sewing day last Saturday when i made Lucas Rabbit. However, on Thursday in college we had a felt making session, finally something creative I could blog about.  I managed to make several small pieces of felt in class then took them home and let them dry over night. The following evening i was so excited because with my felt i could try out a very special foot a very very very generous lady gave me for my Bernina. (You know who you are x) With felting embellishing foot attached of I went. it took me two broken needles and a little bit of time but eventually I was off and running. The latest project is titled Flora, fauna, fish, fur, feather and fowl, hence the felting flowers and the fish. I wanted to add a bit of bling to my gold fish so I sewed some sequins and beads to him.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Its a boy.....

Meet Lucas.
Lucas is my first boy rabbit. Michaela fell in love with the little girl rabbits I made last week for Lily and Isabella, she asked if I would make one for her friend Ang. However, Ang is having a little boy who she is naming Lucas. Yesterday, I was in West Derby attending a lovely sewing day with some members of our Liverbirds group and I made Lucas. I throughly enjoyed the company after being stuck in for most of the week writting an essay for college and preparing for my uni interview at UCLAN. My Interview was on Thursday and I am pleased to say I was offered a conditonal place. Yippeeeee I am so excited. The condition is that I get a merit on my foundation course.  hopefully this will be achievable and I will be on my merry way to starting a degree in textiles in September.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Girls and things.....

Me and Paige at the Liverpool Fashion Festival.

Paige and Natalie at Liverpool Fashion Festival.

Lily and Isabella.
It has been a busy weekend and I can just see the rest of the week being extremely busy as well. Firstly, my lovely daughter went to Liverpool Fashion Festival at Aintree race course on Saturday evening and won £50 worth of vouchers when she entered a competition for best dressed at the show. Secondly she was offered the chance to be in the show on the Sunday night and she jumped at it. So naturally Natalie, Paige and I all bought tickets and off we went to see Michaela strut her stuff down the cat walk. She was on twice. She wore a lovely chiffon leopard print maxi dress and floppy hat for the designer Huxton and a little summer print frock with a white feather fascinater for John Lewis. I tried to take photos as she walked the cat walk but they where just blurred messes. Just before the weekend my friend Sarah gave birth to a little girl Isabella so I made her a rabbit. My nephews and his partner have just had their little girl this evening and named her Lily. Rabbit number two and now its a big mad dash to complete the shawl I was going to make as a gift. however, it is still in the balls of wool stage because  Lily is four weeks early. Today I had Michaela, Paige and Cole for lunch and I made a lemon drizzle cake with lots of mess sorry, I mean help from Cole. Then we made more mess whoops there I go again I mean baked 18 cup cakes for M to take to a girlie night. All joking a side I wouldnt have it any other way.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

My daughter.

I thought I would share the photos Colin took of Michaela yesterday. I know I am bias but I think they have turned out really well. People sometimes ask me if Michaela is artistic and creative like me and there was a time when I would have said "oh no she is not interested in art and wouldn't know one end of a needle from the other". However I have come to realise that by saying this I was doing her an injustice because she is creative and artistic in a different way from me. She has a natural flare and creativity for make up and cloths.  I think Michaela would make a great stylist. For this photo shoot, Colin asked for 1930's burlesque and this is what she came up with. Now I think that's clever but as I said before I am bias :) x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

New quilt.

Last Wednesday at our fortnightly meeting of Liverbirds our wonderful Janet revealed this years quilt design. I feel like it has been a life time since I made a quilt so I jumped at the chance to buy the pattern.  When I got home I looked at the fabric requirements and decided that this quilt really needed to be made completely from my stash. One of Janet's top tips is that you start with a feature fabric and use this fabric as you colour wheel. I myself find this most helpful when selecting fabrics for any new project. I must admit I did struggle finding a feature fabric from my stash as I would normally buy this particular fabric new and then raid my stash to add to it.  After much searching I settled on a beige fabric that has tiny tulips on it in red, blue, yellow and green.  The picture is of all the fabrics I have chosen for the new quilt.