Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Cute cushion

Lately I have been making cushions!

This is the first one I have made, a special, personalized cushion and I'm now making one which features a mouse with balloons (and I have another mouse in teacup up my sleeve)

I know I can make cushions but I still find them a bit of a challenge, mainly because you have to make them to fit a particular size cushion pad, so you have to concentrate when you are cutting out!

I am also making quite a few cats for a new shop which has opened in Barnard Castle. Helen makes her own cards, pictures, jewellery and fantastic cake stands, which can be seen here

She has now opened a shop in her home town of Barnard Castle and has sold a couple of my retro cats, so I'm busy making a few more for her. I haven't met Helen yet - (we talk through email) but I already think she's smashing, and I wish her tons of luck!

Thursday, 7 April 2011


Here's a new doorstop I designed and made a few months ago, a friend wanted me to make one, so this was my initial design which I quite like because it is so lovely and big. My friend picked the second design I did (I'll post this soon)

I have now made two boat door stops and a rabbit doorstop and still do not own one myself. I think this is because I do not really understand why they have to be so decorative because I'd use any old thing as a doorstop and then display the posh doorstop on my mantlepiece!

I have lots of things to do at the moment (and not just the washing, ironing, washing up, etc etc) but instead of doing the really important things on my list (making more cats) I'm messing about taking photos - I'll be in a flap soon and be staying up till 3 in the morning sewing. Is that just me?

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

I'm back!

I'm back and I'm happy.

I have been sewing and sewing (looking after kids in between) and then more sewing.

After thinking I would give it all up (because you cannot make any money doing this!) I have given myself a bit of a kick up the bum. I have had some success selling though a few shops, Folksy and selling to friends and I have decided that if I sew, sell and save I can go back to Canada for a big holiday with my brother next year.

So now I am determined and positive and have a bit more self belief and I'm doing the thing I really love!