New visitor .. new dress

For the last few days we have been a twelve-paw household!  Eight large black sturdy paws, belonging to two slightly goofy newfies - and four slender golden curly paws belonging to Tilly, Rosie and Dan's little goldendoodle puppy. Here is the naughty Miss Tilly making herself very comfortable in … [Read more...]

Pop Up Wedding Beauty Parlour

I've turned my workroom into a pop-up beauty parlour all ready for the bride and her attendants tomorrow (eeek - tomorrow - how can this be?!).  The sewing machines have been tastefully draped with fabric and used to prop up some large mirrors (oooo ... the indignity of it!).  I found the mirrors in … [Read more...]

A pair of lovebirds ….

No - not Rosie and Dan - though the BIG DAY is now only a week away.  These are different lovebirds.  I've been busy making new bunting for my kitchen, digging deep into my stash and finding fabrics that I'd completely forgotten about, one of which was this large remnant of Nina Campbell Perroquet … [Read more...]

After the rain ….

Well I wish it was AFTER the rain!  Today we have had one of those very special English West Country days.  We have had light rain, heavy rain, drizzle, mizzle and mist!  So perhaps it's a good sort of day to show you my first project for the May issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine … [Read more...]