Wednesday, 29 May 2013

My love of buttons

My Grandma started an early love of mine when I was very little. She would give me her huge box of buttons to play with and tell me to find as many pairs as I could or find all of a particular colour. This would keep me quiet for hours.
My favourite was a tiny pot of pearl buttons which I would love. They all matched and they were like tiny jewels. I now have this in my Grandma's sewing chest in my sewing room as well as many of her buttons.

She was so careful to tie them all together so it was easy to find a set.
I have added in my own buttons and now have a lovely collection

Of course not forgetting those on the wall

And the pictures of them

I just hope that one day I will be able to keep visiting children quiet with my massive button pot :)

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

A few finishes for May

It has been a quiet month here with bad weather and not much sewing but I did manage to get two small finishes for May out of my 'unfinished' box.
I live this Melly & Me Stitchery and sewed it together quickly. It was a lovely Stitchery to do and so cute. Kits are on sale in my shop now

I also managed to get my rainbow lap quilt finished to match in with my cushions. Now I have a snugly place to tuck up in my sewing room and do some stitching away from the chaos.

We have had a lovely sunny bank holiday weekend and it has been such a treat to sit outside for a while. Hubby has been away so Max and I have just been quietly pottering around (max is recovering from his 'big boy' operation- so things are very mellow to keep him calm).
Have a great week!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

An exciting day

Today is a very exciting day as we have launched our Quilted Hearts webstore:
We have a gorgeous range of Tilda fabrics, some beautiful stitchery kits and some fun patterns.
Please go and check us out and I would love to hear any feedback =)

Saturday, 11 May 2013

How to spend a wet Saturday

The weather outside today was so miserable all we could think to do was sit in front of the fire and watch some films.
This was the perfect opportunity to sew the borders on the frosted pumpkin stitchery's spring sampler.

Monday, 6 May 2013

I'm declaring war...

On my WIPS!!
I have had enough of the huge pile of half finished projects and can't fit any more into my craft bookcase.
On Saturday I took drastic action and packed all my new and unstarted projects and fabric into a box and put them into storage. As hubby was away and we have had a long weekend I have managed to get a good start but there is a really long way to go.
I have filled my evening sewing basket with projects and just a few hours a day will get the work done...eventually :)