Sunday, 24 July 2011

It's the Summer holidays!

... so I will mostly be herding, entertaining, and feeding - this gorgeous bunch :-)

AKA - Not getting a lot of quilting done!

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Twinny Quilts

In January of this year, I pledged a handmade quilt as a raffle prize for a forum I used whilst expecting my youngest son, Arthur.

The lady who won it is FABULOUS and I was pregnant at the same time as her - but she had double the joy when she gave birth to two handsome and adorable little boys, Henry and Archie.

I said I would make her a quilt each for the boys, to snuggle in their pram.

I got off to FLYING START!

....Then it all kind of came undone, one thing after another with home, suppliers of fleece, ribbon, you name it - and it shamefully fell by the wayside.

Bless the mama though, she has been so, so, SO patient with me - and last month I finished ONE quilt. *shameface*

They have both turned out MUCH bigger than I had originally planned... I don't know why I get so carried away when making them and they end up huge - probably because I always do a patchwork middle then piece on a border, which is inevitably massively bigger than it should be... oh well!

Here, is Archie's ....

Monday, 18 July 2011

Our house it has a crowd...

... there's always something happening, and it's usually quite loud.

In reality I fit very little sewing, quilting and crafting into my everyday life.  So a blog dedicated solely to that was probably a little ambitious on my part!
There are 5 children to chase about after, and we're on the eve of the long Summer holidays - which will probably bring lots of mini-projects with the kids, but nothing on a particularly elaborate scale.

Anyway, too much else goes on here I'd like to blog about - so while you can expect the odd post about quilty-goodness and crafty sewy things, I think I'll morph my blogspace into a little more about 'Us'

.... Promise (again!) to catch up later!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


... I'm crap at it!!

Will catch up soon - I've actually done some bloomin' quilting :-O !