Saturday, 22 June 2013

A bit of weekend reading

Hubby is still fast asleep upstairs and Max is busy with a chew toy so I'm going to make the most of the peace and quiet and catch up on a little light reading.
These two beauties arrived this week and I'm going to make a coffee and enjoy every second of them.

I normally tear out the patterns I like and file them in a folder to be made at a later date but I love Vignette so much it gets filed whole.
Have a great weekend

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Christmas in July

I am so excited to be signed up to this years Christmas in July. I love Christmas celebrations and always try and start them in the middle of the year so that they stand a chance of being done by December.
Hubby will be away a lot in July so it is the perfect time.

All the patterns are sent by PDF so there is no postage involved and some of my favourite designers are taking part.
For more details or to sign up go to
Now the countdown is on until July

Sunday, 16 June 2013

4 years ago

4 years ago I became a 'Mrs' and to celebrate hubby and I went or a long weekend break to Barcelona. We visited just before our wedding and have wanted to go back ever since.
The weather, food and atmosphere were fantastic and we had a great time.
We had a visit to the Sagrada Familia and spent an afternoon relaxing in Park Guell.

The food was amazing and I'm sure I don't need to eat for another week

It's nice to be home but I wish the weekend hadn't gone so quickly

Friday, 7 June 2013

A finish for June

Having had a good sort out of my sewing box I have found so many projects which I love that have been forgotten.
I found this Christmas Wreath kit by Rosalie Quinlan and knew I wanted to finish it ASAP as it is so beautiful.
I have been so into sewing it that I have been up past midnight most days this week but now that it is finished I LOVE it!
I'm still having a think about what to do with it as we have a lot of Christmas wall hangings and cushions are a little vulnerable to Max's games.

(Please excuse the crease lines- it still needs a press)

We have kits now on sale in the shop and I would thoroughly recommend them. This was lovely sewing!
Have a great weekend

Monday, 3 June 2013

A find in the bottom of my sewing box

This weekend I have dug down to the bottom of my sewing box to see what hidden treasures are in there.
One of my forgotten projects was this fabric which I cut up but never had any plan what it would be actually used for.

It wasn't big enough for a lap quilt and I as it was old I couldn't get another set so I decided to make a large bean-bag style cushion for my sewing room floor.
I often sew sitting against the radiator (I have done this since a child) so it will be nicer than my current cushion- the dog bed.
Still a bit of sewing to do but should be done this evening