Mobile Phone carry case


Inspired by the one a friend made for herself and uses all the time, I made this for a friend.  The point of it is to be able to have the phone on you all the time in case of accidents etc.  I will now make one for another friend and one for me.







Some time last year a friend passed this Rooster on to me to finish as I like chickens.  Very little had been done  and I made a start; got to a point where I didn’t understand the american pattern and put him aside.  He came out again recently and with my friend’s help he is finished.  The pattern said to glue virtually everything but we sewed most of it on except for the feathers which were glued together and in the  ‘pocket’ at the rear.

He stands approximately 14” high.

He will be raffled at my Project Linus sewing group, proceeds going to Linus.



Useful outings bag

Many years ago I was given a bag that had proved so useful when going out for a day to hold water, tissues, shopping etc.  Over the years it became tired and grubby.  I spotted this material in Ikea last year (or before?) and have eventually made a replacement with a few enhancements.

It has a zip at the top to stop stuff falling out and and extensions to cope with more shopping!.

Thanks to my Makewith sewing tutor for the instructions




The Fox

This stained glass window (to be installed) is Large – 90cm X 60cm.  It was adapted from a design provided  by my friend who wanted it.  I’m looking forward to a photo of it installed in the inside window of a house.  The photo doesn’t show up the true colours of the blue sky and green grass.

Being so large posed a number of challenges, and the finishing was held up for 2 months firstly because I was ill for a month and then the studio was busy.  At least it is now delivered safely.

It wouldn’t be finished without the help and support from Jenny and Mike at Vitreus Art.


Small Felt Penguin



I couldn’t resist this kit – he is 4” tall and will go to a friend.

Baby Alphabet Quilt


I like this pattern and it uses up some of those small pieces.  Choosing and cutting the small pieces (base is a 2” square) takes some time.

This is the second I have made, and is for a friend.




My Large Summer Bed Quilt


This is the largest quilt I have yet made – 73” wide by 91” long.  This was a challenge to lay out (thank you Mary), and quilt.  I did in the ditch for the sashing and free motion for all the individual blocks – endless ends to finish off as I went around the flowers!  I added a couple of applique flowers on the back to break up the ivory calico.

One of my favourite quilt patterns for large motif material.  I started this last year, got part way through then it went into the UFO pile.  When I picked it up this year I discovered my poor mathematics – not enough material for the sashing and I couldn’t remember what the material was or where I bought it!.  So I ended up with mixed white and ivory sashing – not that I can easily tell the difference!.



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