Thursday, 26 February 2015


I appear to have been sewing forever and a day just lately. This week saw the turn of the dreaded bench seat pads. 
I couldn't get foam big enough to make one base and one back, but having struggled with making half sized pads, I'm so glad I couldn't. Here are the 2 I've managed to complete this week.
They go well with the cushions. I tried really hard to match as many lines as possible and as each pad has 7 pieces to it, that was some task believe me. Matching the base to the back was another challenge. Why I didn't just buy some plain material I'll never know!!! But that's me all over - in at the deep end. I like to challenge myself and sometimes it works.
Two more to go then. Gosh! We had better get some summer! 

Sunday, 22 February 2015


My son-in-law (nickname Monkey) has a birthday today. 
He is well into rally car racing and designs brochures for the NW stages as part of his business. He also wants a new Ford Focus RS!!!! - so I decided to make him one as a laugh.
This took me all week!!

Anyway, it gave him a laugh which is the main thing. Happy birthday Quentin x
The other birthday is my pal Sylvia.
Now you know how brilliant a seamstress she is, so I decided to make her - a sewing machine!!
Not had chance to ring her yet but I hope she likes it.
Happy birthday Sylvia x.

Thursday, 19 February 2015


Today was the last day of #artchain for me. Pop over to my FB page to see all the details. These however, were the last pieces I showed

Monday, 16 February 2015


I was sponsored this week to take part in #artchain by the ever lovely Hels Sheridan. The idea is to post on Facebook over 5 days, 5 items you have created over the years and each day sponsor someone else to do the same. Pop over to my FB page to see the next 3 days but because I'm a bit late telling you, here are my first 2 posts,

Day 1 
Day 2