Wednesday, 22 December 2010

happy christmas

Wishing you all a Happy Christmas!

artisans' bazaar

Here we are again with another Christmas Artisans' Bazaar at the Fish Slab Gallery in Whitstable. I've been sewing into the small hours to get things finished in time. It was a relief to finally open the doors to the public and we've had a busy first day with lots of sales despite the snow.

I really look forward to spending a few days with the other makers and there are so many beautiful things.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

another cloth book

Another cloth book, this time for Freya who has a pirate obsessed brother, likes to hang out at the Tudor Tearooms, has a cat called Henry and has already attended several Fulham home games.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

tea cosy

Here's a tea cosy I've just finished for a friend's birthday present. The pattern was adapted from here. The traditional technique is one where the spare yarn is pulled along the back so that the front puckers and creates a double layer for extra insulation.

Happy Birthday Betty

cloth books

I've been making a few cloth books of late for some special first birthdays.

The monkey is a likeness of a favourite toy and has a squeaker in him.

The tea cup represents all the coffee mornings (and afternoons) spent at the Tudor Tearooms, and Bob is her little pull along dog.

This is broccoli and blueberries, the only food that passed her lips for quite some time, and of course the last page is Betty tucked up in bed.

She likes this page best.

Here's Betty's special friend Oliver's.

Here I've added a stirring spoon. The sail boat has crinkly flapping sails.

Oliver lives on the top of a very steep hill.