Sunday, 19 January 2014

Baby quilt and cushion cover

Baby quilt for little cousin for Christmas!

Union Jack cushion covers


 A couple of presents for friends.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

Extension and redecoration finally finished!!

Have had the builders here for 8 weeks and they have finally finished ( inside... anyway!) really pleased with the final effect, just what I imagined! ( better actually!) it will look even better when the patio is finished.





Friday, 3 May 2013

New design for me to try!

We have recently had a new extension and redecoration so I thought I would make a new quilt to go in the room. Hope you like it?



Submariners quilt!

Had a request for a double bed quilt for a lone submariner living in Faslane. I think he likes it! Can anyone tell me what the flags say? If you know your John Mills films you should get it!!!!!!



Monday, 18 February 2013

A few more gifts..........

I bought myself a new sewing machine and its LOVELY!!!! Really enjoying playing with it. I treated myself to a couple of extra feet but it came with loads. I had to look them all up on the Internet to find out what they did! Anyway , photos of my two latest projects attached.







Thursday, 27 September 2012

Painted doors

Doors painted and waxed. Stencil painted in black acrylic , distressed then waxed.

Reds and creams

A simple lap quilt in reds and creams. Quilted on the diagonal.

Painted patriot

Managed to find this fab oak table at Goodwood antiques fair. A bit of masking tape and some different colours of wood stain and this is what you get. A coat of varnish to finish!

Sunday, 29 July 2012

A selection of recent cards for special occasions



An 18th card for a friend for her daughter..................who is sailing the yacht!


A wedding card for someone at work.


A retirement card for someone at work.


A good luck card for someone moving on to another job.



A 50th birthday card for a friends husband.

Union Jack Cushion



Threw this together in an afternoon!! I had made a Quilt previously and thought I could just cut block pieces for the cushion cover. It's OK unless you look too closely! Some of the blue triangle don't match up size wise. Hey Ho....... :(

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint


So ..................Annie Sloan Chalk Paint............... This table has been in the middle of the lounge for years. It has been used as a painting table, to climb on, eat off of etc etc and finally I decided to give it a new lease of life.

After giving the top a good sand i painted the legs and skirt in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue chalk paint. After a short drying time I dry brushed over the blue in Old White. Another quick sand to distress the paint work and I began applying the three layers of wax required to protect the paintwork. A coat of clear wax first, left to dry for 24 hours. The next day a coat of dark wax is applied where you want it and left again to dry. Day three....the last coat of clear wax and a really good polish. I stained/varnished  the top of the table using a dark walnut satin.



I forgot to take before photo's of the next two pieces so have some from the web that look similar!




I did exactly the same to this pine bedside table which is now also in the lounge.




The little pine table my husband brought home form the tip!

Same treatment and a stencil added to the top and who would know!!
  Bit Blurry!