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!


 





Wednesday, 11 July 2012

The Chalk Paint test!!!

Well - there's a first time for everything and this was it. Annie Sloan  chalk paint in Old White, highlights in Country Grey and waxes in clear and dark.

 Before.....

 and after......


and after...........It's so easy to use and there's no sanding necessary. Fab - took me 3 days from start to finish. (not finished the inside but won't take long as I am just going to whitewash it and put shelves inside).

Monday, 28 May 2012

18th Birthday Card


Card for a friends daughter - that's it Flossie...you buy the drinks now!!!!!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Tea pot card


I loved making this card!! The teapot is cut using my Cricut then I added loads of flowers and ribbons etc from my stash. I layered the flowers up to create a real 3D card. Kraft card was used for the base.