Monthly Archives: August 2012

Cherished Memories

On a rainy Bank Holiday Monday in Wales I started to work on a quilt that is made from fabrics that friend gave to me. The fabrics were remnants of those she used to make her daughter dresses when she … Continue reading

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Minerva Arts Centre

On Saturday I went to the Quilt Exhibition at the Minerva Arts Centre (http://www.quilt.org.uk/) in Llanidloes. There was an interesting mix of traditional and contemporary quilts to give interest and inspiration. I also picked up some vintage Laura Ashley prints, … Continue reading

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Tartan Baby Rug

Here is the finished tartan baby rug. Interesting to make but I wouldn’t want to make an adult size one as it is rather time consuming!

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Festival of Quilts

I went to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC on Saturday – which was amazing! Of all the quilts that I saw this one stood out because I made one similar for my daughter earlier this year. I love … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

Having rediscovered how to crochet I have started to crochet a tartan baby blanket. It is an easy pattern with fiddly chain lengths that are threaded through when the base of the blanket is complete! It is worth the effort … Continue reading

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Recycled Denim Cushion

I have been recycling denim jeans again. The latest creation is a cushion made from various shades of denim with red and blue hearts appliqued on each square. I have backed the cushion with a bluie chenille fabric

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Knitting Squares for Age Concern

Age Concern Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan will soon be launching an initiative encouraging members of the public to knit a square for a blanket that they are making to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2013. So, I got … Continue reading

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Vintage Haberdashery

I have been trawling through a suitcase of haberdashery that I acquired following a clear out of a relatives house. And, what an amazing collection of things. As well as finding many old wooden bobbins of cotton there was a … Continue reading

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Another Stylish Bag

I have been making bags again! This one was featured in a recent magazine and looks great in the stanp fabric

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