Tween Run Cloak

I have finally got around to making something to wear. It’s something i’ve been meaning to do for a while and the Tweed Run gave me a great excuse to go for it. I made a cloak based on a DIY Couture book. The outside of the cloak was a blue and green tweed with a green lining. I covered my own buttons and buttoned the sides to make it a little bit easier to cycle with.

 

And here’s a picture of me wearing it! Tally-Ho!

My First Quilt for Keeps!

It started 3 years ago, when I bought some fat quarters which I decided to put aside for my own quilt. The first blast of production was 2 years ago and finally it’s finished and on my bed. It took so long because of various commissions, stops and starts.

Below are some pictures of the process. Cutting out all the fat quarters, labelling and some planning (with some help from Ferris).

  

And here it is, showing a detail of my hand quilting.

 

With added Crumble…

Rafferty’s quilt

I was asked to be a Godmother, so I thought it would be fitting to make my Godson Rafferty a quilt (or a sheety, as it’s know in Polly and Tom’s, Raffi’s Mum and Dad, house!). Polly gave me a lot of fabric as she’d been gifted some by her sister. As a personal touch, the quilt includes some of Tom’s shirts. I have also included some of my own that are in my own triangle quilt.

I looked for a pattern for a while and after a few false starts finally settled on this one. It’s made up of triangles, which are my favourite at the moment, and has a hexagons, similar to his older brothers quilt. I have quilted it all by hand and finished the border on the machine, to make it more secure.

I’m hoping that it will be well loved and used all the time.

 

 

And here’s the lovely boy himself having a snooze! Big thanks to Polly for sending this picture to me yesterday and allowing me to publish it.

 

 

 

 

Beastie Bunny!

This weekend (and next weekend) is Open House weekend in Worthing. I popped into a few places including Alison Milner to check out her beautiful ceramic pieces.

I picked up this particular piece from the lovely Ellie Bond (her blog link is on the Sew Far So Good front page, under links). This cute little handmade critter is called a Beastie Bunny. He (at least i think he’s a he!) is very individual as Ellie creates lots of bunnies of all sizes, colours and patterns. The only tricky decision you’ll have to make, is which one to adopt and take home.