Wednesday, 18 September 2013



After a forced time away from my machine due to injury I am now back. This wee project was for a friend in works wee baby daughter. It was made from scraps left over from a quillow I am making in a class with Judith Hollies from Just Jude, I loved the way it turned out. The recipient loved was nice to get back such positive feedback.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

I am now feeling much fitter and am working hard with a physio to get the fingers moving again.
I have been inspired by a number of things to get my sewing machine up and running again. Firstly I had a lovely wee trip to Dublin for a week with the family and called in at the Kildare village shopping outlet...all you girls who like to shop should give that a wee go!! I got lovely Cath Kidston fabric at 7 euro a meter, am actually kicking myself that I did not buy more of it..calls for another wee trip down!!
I also got the chance, with map in hand and hubby and two teenage sons dragging behind!! to visit The Cloth House...lovely fabric shop..not cheap, but bought small amounts that will go far when mixed in with some other pieces.
My best friend then came back from America with a lovely stash for me..I have a great plan for this, which I will reveal when finished !
Lastly, I have been invited to join my first ever swap..The Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland have asked me to join a pincushion so excited and feel very inspired to take part.


I had a rather eventful start to my summer, in my quest to get fit and drop some weight, I decided I would ditch the car in favour of cycling to resulted in nasty tumble over the handlebars of my bike left me bruised and battered, and in plaster with two broken fingers!!!
I have been unable to work and carry on with the two loves of my life...sewing and golf! I had my finger set for three weeks at a 90% angle and was not even able to drive. Got lots of reading done and I suppose at least it was summer and we had a good one ! I have always been a glass half full sort of gal !

Wednesday, 19 June 2013


My sis had given me some of her daughters clothes and wanted something special made from them, I decided on a rag quilt which I then appliqued some of the wee motifs off her old clothes onto .

Thursday, 25 April 2013


A couple of wee makes to celebrate the birth of twins...made a couple of wee toy elephants, with soft fleecy back and ribbon.

Also decided to use up some fabric and make a couple of wee pouches.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Woof, Woof, Woff !!!

Am still on my quest to master free motion sketching so I made this wee case for all my thread, this is the second attempt though...disaster with the first...legs too round...not mine..the scottie dogs !!!!