Thursday 19 August 2010

First pages.

My get up and go has sort of got up and went since we lost my Aunt, we have to go north at the weekend for the funeral and to start clearing her home, not a pleasant job at all and I just can't seem to sort myself out at the moment, my cousin has just called and she is just leaving to start her journey from Canada and will get into Manchester on Saturday. Last weekend I started a fabric ' Cowgirl' book when we were having a few days caravanning with Jan and today I've put the first page together, I've tried to make it shabby with no pretty lace in sight and I think it's worked so far. I've always been a fan of the American west and love the work of KC Willis, recently in my latest Sew Somerset magazine another admirer of KC's style had her work on show in the form of a beautiful 'cowgirl' book and quilties so this really sparked my imagination (and yes I still have a page to finish in my vintage ladies book and do the cover). And finally a pic of my OH with a few of his freshly picked runner beans - doesn't he look pleased with himself!!!(or does he?)

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Shocked and Sad

We have just arrived home from a couple of days spent in Yorkshire , my Aunt passed away suddenly and totally unexpectedly over the weekend, altho' she had her 91st birthday in June I think because of how she looked and behaved ( certainly not as a 90+ year old) we were guilty of thinking she'd go on forever. All my life I have been so close to her and of course she was the last link to my mother, we will really miss her but have lots of happy memories, my cousin Sandi is coming over from Canada for the funeral and i think between us we will shed a few tears.

Sunday 8 August 2010

A couple of things.

I made one more bookmark then just had to have a go at a 'shabby flower' , really pleased with the result and it uses up those scraps of lace and fabric that would normally be thrown out,it's made of layers of calico,printed fabric and lace with scraps of lace and ribbon, I twisted fabric into a rose in the centre and added a vintage glass button to finish off

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Dyeing for Coffee

Thought I'd show you my washing line as it looks right know - full of coffee dyed calico,canvas and lace etc, the sun shone so I started dyeing, hung it out and the black clouds came, I just hope the rain holds off or I may end up with striped or even a white wash!! The fabrics do look light in the photo but they are quite nicely stained in reality. This is the first stage in a new fabric book - I know,but I have nearly finished my fabric book in progress - really!

Monday 2 August 2010


A lady and lace bookmark with a mini crochet flower, I suddenly realised I could perhaps crochet my own flowers to match fabric etc, a change from spraying with glimmer mist and inks.When I grow up I may use real dyes!!