Monday, 30 April 2012

Peninsula Crafts Exhibition - May5-7th

Hi everyone - just to let you know the next craft show and exhibition is on the bank holiday weekend

MAY 5th-7th
The Shipwreck
Shotley Marina

Lots to see -
woodturning, jewellery beading, quilts, bowls, clocks, pens, bags, throws, wall hangings, cushions, glasswork, cards, silverwork, crochet, ceramics, sculptures, painting,  ................
something for all tastes and budgets!

Hope some of you can pop by and come and see what all these talented people have been busy creating - all are unusual, unique and of high quality!!

Things for the home, to wear - either as gifts, or to treat yourself with............

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Tapestry Bags

Tapestry Bag - fully lined with pockets 

Made two others ......................

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Colouring Apron for Children ...................

Latest design - a simple apron - double faced with a series of pockets for crayons - no lost crayones and all nice and neat for the budding artist!
Dark Navy with red lining, ties and pockets ..... and friend bought it off me tis morning for her grand-daughter!!

Made another red facings but with blue ties and another one with contrasting floral fabric 
PICS to come!!!!!!!

Landguard Fort Craft Show & Open Day

My crafty creations in the window - where one of the big cannons should be!
Aprons & shawls hanging .....blankets on the floor
Baby throws/quilts, cushion covers, rail with latest Summer crochet ...........

More of my things in the alcove to the side ............
Dragoin Tail Scarves and bags on the shelf
Latest JUTE rung on the floor and basket full of scarves
Rail with latest wooly creations

My table full of goodies ............. scarves, wristwarmers , baby tops
The B&W Apron with matching bag - did sell to fellow crafter - ceramicist Mary Wyatt

Will post pics of the otehr crafters later
Same it was not well advertised as we all did not do very well :-(

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Latest Jacket Designs in Cotton and Wool

Designed in soft vintage JAEGER cotton in four shades of blue
Subtly shaped to fit in around the waist and flare over the hips - and at the elbows
Soft cotton - an ideal Summer weight jacket


Three quarter sleeves - subtly shaped to curve in at the waist and flare gently at the hips
Warm and cozy

Baby quilts/throws

Old MAcDonald's Farm baby throw - cotton with soft cotton flannel on the back - all cartridge quilted
The border has been left with a pocket top and bottom in case it needs to be hung on the wall or as a window blind
Bright and sunny for Spring and a lightweight throw

Pink Roses quilt / throw / playmat
Cotton panels sewn together and pieced cotton borders 'log cabin' style
Traditional striped cotton backing
Machine pieced and quilted
Hand finished

Jute Rug and recycling!

Hanging candle holders or flower vases - a birthday pressy
Recycled yarn and jars - now how eco can you get!!
She is all into recycling and eco - so she should love these!!

I made some more today in cream (but think the blue looked better so will make some more in lots of colours!) - for the craft fair tomorrow at Landguard Fort in Felixstowe - a bigger one for oooooooooooo tadpoles or sea fish for children and others for candles/flowers for the hanging in the garden ..... see how they go............

ALSO made a JUTE RUG - 1 metre in diameter

Am really pleased how well it came out - hard on the hands to make though!!
Simple yet elegant