Category Archives: News

St Hilary Staycation Continues!

We are still in coronavirus lockdown in Wales – hopefully for not much longer though I have finished a few things in the last couple of weeks. These two little cuties have been sitting on the shelf waiting to be … Continue reading

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In it for the Long Stretch!

Another extension to lockdown so its just a case of carry on sewing I guess! I have made another little bag using up the remailns of the vintage linen square from the last bag I made Then I had the … Continue reading

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Lockdown in St Hilary

We are currently living in strange times – locked down at home indefinitely to help curtail the spread of Covid-19! However, whilst there is the danger of cabin fever evolving there are some plus factors. The weather has been amazing … Continue reading

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Sew Lovely with Carol Bartlett!

Today, I spent yet another lovely day with the very talented Carol Bartlett to create a stitched picture of Barry Island Beach Huts from a photograph that I took last year. A special picture because it brings back memories of … Continue reading

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Junk Journals

A couple on months ago I was inspired to explore junk journaling and the perfect opportunity arose – to make one for a dear friend’s special birthday! Below are a few of the pages from the journal. The front cover … Continue reading

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The Heat Is On!

Travels to hot climes and a mini heatwave in this country has meant that there has been little activity in my sewing room of late. But there are one or two things that I have completed…… Another page of my … Continue reading

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Bondaweb Landscapes with Carol Bartlett

Today I spent a very enjoyable day with the lovely Carol Bartlett at Sew Lovely Makery. It was a play day to experiment with painted bondaweb to make a lampshade. The plan was to create a background fabric which could … Continue reading

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Inspired by India

Following a recent trip to India I have been inspired to return to a fabric book that I started making a couple of years ago. On this page I have used photos that I took to create the beautifully shaped … Continue reading

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Silk Bags from Scraps

Inspired by my recent travels to India I have made this little bag from silk scraps. It is embellished with machine embroidery stitches using variagated silk threads and the elephant motif is taken from a no longer used bracelet. This … Continue reading

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Bookcovers

I have been busy using up scraps and pieces of fabric that I have created then stored in the cupboard for a later date and I am quite pleased with the results! The fabric for the first book has been … Continue reading

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