Wednesday 30 January 2013

Finishing all those projects ...

I started this blanket  project a few months ago and decided to use this owl cushion as inspiration for the colour scheme which work so well . I wanted to do a simple design  so the crochet granny square wouldn,t have lots of ends to sew in .

The finished blanket ! It is really cosy . I used LifeDK by Stylecraft which has 25% wool in it and really soft .

Another finished blanket that I have made for a friend who is going to have a baby very soon .

I bought some self patterning sock wool a year ago and did the classic thing of knitting one then never finishing the second sock . Now I have finished the other one have got abit obsessed with making socks ! I am on my third pair and have another ball of wool ready , I must stop there !!

The next unfinished project to tackle is some patchwork I started years ago using old shirts and other clothes of sentimental value . Photos to follow soon ...!


Monday 14 January 2013

2012 Monthly Review

January Blues
Valentine Buttons
New painting by Jenny Westbrook
Finished crochet blanket
Golden Jubilee
Wedding season
Summer Patchwork
New Kiln
Dresser love
Prefect fit
Selina Lake inspired
Christmas in the Yorkshire Dales

Thursday 12 July 2012

Finished Crochet Blanket

 I have finally finished my blanket . I still have to sew in all the ends but that could take forever so didn't want to wait to post a photo ! There was actually some sunny weather so I took the chance to take these photos outside. Already planning my next blanket more about that soon xx

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Holiday craft project

I,ve had some lovely fabric squares I bought ages ago from a friend of mine Toni who makes beautiful textiles . I knew straight away what I was going to make, a curtain to hide the washing machine in my kitchen . That was a least a year ago ! My son had been doing textiles at school and wanted a go on the electric sewing machine to make something .So when it was all set up (the machine usually lives under the stairs ) I felt inspired to do some sewing myself . I,m really pleased with it, the colours are beautiful and make me smile everyday .

Also I found this Boden dress in a charity shop recently ,I was very lucky it had just come in . It's got all my favourite colours and it fits! Never usually wear dresses though ..!

Monday 5 March 2012

Progress on the crochet blanket.

I am still working away at my biggest crochet project .I have now done a quarter of it completed which I,m really pleased with! I am trying to approach it in a more organised way ,instead of just doing a few completed squares at a time I have done 11 middles in each of the 12 colours . Next I have done the second round in all the colours and so on . So when all three rows are done I will have 132 squares ready to add with the border of white . This will be more than another quarter of the blanket !! I am hedging my bets though as to whether I will make it to being 20x20 squares and I am going to join it so it grows as a square and I can finish it with some rows of granny square clusters if I want to ! Will have more photos soon when these have been added .
This is a very addictive project and I have had many a late night telling myself "I'll just do all the next colour"!! Must go and do some ceramic work in my workshop now bye for now xx

Saturday 12 November 2011

New Christmas range at local craft market

This saturday I took part in the monthly Arts and Crafts market at The Cross in Gloucester. This was the first stall to have all my new christmas stock this year. Here are some photos of my stall and some of my new work . Thank you to all my regular customers for coming to say hello and supporting me ,it is much appreciated !

If you want to find out which events I will be attending in the run up until christmas and my stockists please look on my "about me " section on my website . Come and say hello !
I will be at the Bathroadmarket ,Cheltenham sharing a stall with alic@studioone next saturday , where there will be lots of tea and lovely cakes from of the other stalls and lots of chat !
Bye for now xx

Sunday 11 September 2011

New Local Market

Last weekend my lovely friend( and I shared a stall at a new market which is going to be open on Thursdays,Fridays and Saturdays with Farmers markets ,Local Produce,Arts and Crafts ,vintage and retro Stalls.
There was lots of lovely fruit and veg ,fresh fish , bread , hand made chocolate ,cupcakes, organic sausages etc on offer too . If you want to find out more go to
Two lovely ladies Julie and Kristina also known as Yarnit had a beautiful stall with their knitted handmade delights and vintage collectables . They also run a lovely knitting group which I don't go to often enough !

I also met a very talented Textile designer called Alice Megan England, who also sells at other local fairs. I love the simpicity and freshness of the designs and the bold colour palette . To find out more about her work go to

Well that's all for now .It's that time of year when christmas stock must be made so I will be very busy making in my studio in the next few weeks . Also I have joined http.//, an online selling marketplace which is very exciting . I have to take lots of high quality images for it before I can start selling . I will post a blog about it soon when it is ready to go live .
Bye for now xx