It’s been a busy ‘making’ month – I’ve used more of the gorgeous ‘Simple Life’ by Tasha Horseley to make this bag



Then…. I used the ‘Marmalade’ bundle to make this quilt…



This was my first go at something on the larger size (although it is only a single bed topper size!) – I hadn’t realised how hard it would be to keep rolling and folding to get through my machine to quilt – I’m glad I waited for my walking foot to arrive, (unusual for me to wait!),  I’m really glad I chose a simple line grid to follow and I admit to being glad when it was finished, but now it is I’m pleased with how it turned out!

I also made 2 baby quilts, my step daughter’s baby is due at the end of April (our 5th grandchild and we can’t wait) and we don’t know what it’ll be so I made 2 variations



You can find a great crochet edge tutorial here  

Lots of lovely ladies made fab things at our workshops – here’s just a few…course work

if you’d like to take part email us at

…….and finally – it may be wintery out there but we’ve had some pretty flowers around the house – hope they make you think of spring xx





Patchwork (my first attempt)

I had a go at patchworking this week – I’ve always been put off by the accuracy you need to apply (I’m normally much happier to sew and go!!) but inspired by some gorgeous small remnants of fabric I’d forgotten I had, I thought here goes………..(I daresay my technique is nothing like it should be so you experts out there please excuse me!!!)………………….



I embroidered the plain cream squares with a rose that resembled the rose in the pattern and I’m really rather pleased with it!!   If you’d like to learn from the experts contact Poppy at ‘Material Girls’ in Alcester where they hold a 6 week course xx