Wednesday, 16 May 2018

What’s on your Workdesk

Thought I better show my face as I’ve not been around the midweek desk hop for a while over at Julia’s place

A friend wanted to make something for her niece’s 
birthday so we had a little craft workshop and made a little money pouch.


Well that was until I misspelt PENNIES and 
had to cover it up then ended up turning it into
 a travelling sewing kit.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Vintage sunshine

It’s been a while since we met up with all our vintage
friends at Stockport Vintage Village

The sun shone, the Lambretta scooter club 
arrived with some fabulous looking Mods
and the music took me back to when I was
a teenager

Friend and vintage trader Vix brought the sunshine 
out in her gorgeous vintage Frank Usher frock

and I bought this 1950’s two piece skirt and top 
from her.  Look at this fab basket Vix gave me.
I had one of these in the 70’s

We picked up lots of other bits and bobs 
including a suit for Philip but I will have to 
post about them another time, I’ve got a
little craft workshop to prepare for 

See you soon

Friday, 27 April 2018

Do it with a friend

After the high jinx of a creative workshop 
in Brighouse, Yorkshire I’ve felt inspired  to carry on with my stitch work.  So when friend Jacqui asked if I was playing out I said yes let’s have a craft day.

With my basket at the ready, packed with all my 
stitch stuff and cake, off I went.

I’ve never been able to master the art of making fabric  Suffolk puffs/yo-yo’s but with the help of a neat little piece of kit from Clover crafts I’ve finally got the hang of it.

Here’s some ideas I found for using them to make jewellery.

This could become addictive and I’ll be adding them to jackets, cardigans, bags, skirts, wall hangings, cushions and oh yes the fabric journal I made with Viv Sliwka aka Hens Teeth textile Artist.

I’m meeting up with my friend Jacqui again on Monday and we are going to make a little coin purse using the Japanese boro stitch technique as inspired by friend and textile artist
Tina Gilmore 

Here’s another little project we’ve got lined up using an old tin, collage and stitch

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Buzzing .......

I’m buzzing after spending the day with like minded 
people at the fabulous studio of textile artist

Ann Brooke’s textile art

The workshop was led by the very talented 
Viv Sliwka of Hens Teeth Art 
And I got to spend the day with friend Lyn who 
haven’t seen for ages. 

We were all given the same brief but every piece 
was so different 

Handstitched needlecases/fabric journals

Can’t stay I’ve got stitching to do.
Spending the day with people on the same wavelength 
as yourself is the best medicine around.
Roll on the next one.

Monday, 26 March 2018

What’s on your Workdesk

It’s my friend’s 50th birthday this week
so I made this little patchwork square and attached it
to a jute bag

Hope she likes it.

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

How’s your endorphins

I don’t know whether it’s the promise of 
British summer time around the corner
or whether I’m coming out of the fog 
I’ve been in for the past few months.

but I can feel the creative endorphins 
kicking in.

Ive been looking at the book bags that 
I made last year for some of my special books 

and I think I might make some more or maybe 
I’ll make some more crazy paving ribbon

Let’s hope that the sun will have his hat on soon 
and brighten us all up.
Happy weekend 
Lynn xx

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