Mother’s Day at Brownies

I volunteer each week at my local Brownie unit. For those of you based across the globe this is the UK equivalent of Girl Scouts for girls aged 7-10. On Sunday 14th it’s Mother’s Day in the UK and we’ll be making gifts for our mums at the meeting before. Last year we decorated pots…

Patchwork baby quilt/mat

When I found out at the beginning of the year that my friend Jemma was pregnant with her first child, I started making things. An earlier post displays the knitted monkey toy. This project is for a patchwork quilt/mat (dependent on how Jem wants to use it). Before we knew gender I had decided a…

Christmas decorations

This weekend I taught my lovely friends Flick and Becky the mother of all christmas decoration stitches – the blanket stitch! After a wander round Durham Christmas Market and Cathedral and an epic fish and chip lunch, we returned to Becky’s mansion to watch Christmassy films and make some decorations. With muppet christmas carol on…

Wedding Bunting

In August my lovely friend Caroline got married. Caroline had heard much about all the items I liked to make and had been the recipient of a knitted phone case and a jumper for her dog Mabel (see earlier post here ) So when I said I needed to see her just before her wedding…

Thinking ahead

With my last exam casting a shadow of doom across me for the next week, my mind (in the many moments of procrastination) starts to think ahead to my new found freedom at weekends and what to make next. I lose Tim to the football approximately every 2 weeks when he heads to west brom…

Birthday card

This is a cross stitch birthday card I made for my mum last year. The image was taken from a google image search. The bunting was cut out of an old card and hung on with wool.

Patchwork quilt

For Christmas 2012 I embarked on what turned out to be a giant project. I decided to make a quilt for my boyfriends sister, who adores all things chintzy. At this point I was still lucky to be living off Goldhawk Road so had a great supply of cheap fabrics and quilting materials. The photos…