Joseph Bunting

My great niece Ella has bunting for her room and although my great nephew Joseph has the jungle chums blanket that I made, he has to have bunting too so that he and his lovely big sis are the same.

S flag

S flag

Ella’s bunting is (of course!) pink and largely floral

Joseph Bunting

Joseph Bunting

But Joseph’s is all the primary colours, checks and spots. I love both equally.

I think his nursery decor is quite simple so it should fit in and hopefully last him quite a while.

hanging bunting

hanging bunting

I have been banned from buying more fabric since my stash is slightly unmanageable at the moment but it is amazing what I find that I forgot that I had!!

I’m not getting much sewing done at the moment anyway so I shouldn’t buy any more until I have worked my way through what I have.

Joseph Bunting

Joseph Bunting

I think I might have to get on with Christmas bunting next though as the weeks are flying by and the season is creeping upon us.

I haven’t even started some of the things I need to make as Christmas gifts! Aaaaagh!!

House Warming

Applique

Our lovely friends Caroline and Nat have moved away from North London to live by the coast in Hove with their little boy, Drew and Labrador, Bosley.

Bosley

Bosley

It’s been a few months already and I feel really bad that their house warming present has taken this long to be sent.

Big Bad Bosley

                                                                   Big Bad Bosley

After making a terrier cushion for ourselves and a couple of Daschund presents for other people, I decided that a labrador cushion in the likeness of Bosley would be a well received present. Drew and Bosley are firm friends (as are Max and Bosley) and Bosley is a very important and well loved member of their family.

Buddies

                                                                                   Buddies

We have had Bosley staying with us at times when his family have had holidays or couldn’t take him with them and he is a very lovely boy. He is our favourite king of house guest.

Max and Bosley

                                                                          Max and Bosley

We miss him as much as we miss Caroline, Nat and Drew.

flower cushion

scattered flowers cushion

scattered flowers cushion

This is one of my long awaited ‘to be finished’ projects and I have taken advantage of a quiet weekend to finally give it some attention. it is now finished and I’m pleased with the effect.

a bunch of flowers

a bunch of flowers

The idea had been floating around in my head for ages.

I loved the playful and pretty fun of the flower basket cushion I made ages ago and sold at Harringay Market for someone’s christmas present. I wanted to do something that was floral but less figurative and randomly dotted with flowers.

detail

detail

The fabric is a remnant from the curtain making lady that my friend Anna gets offcuts and roll ends from for me and the flowers are from pretty scraps left over from bunting and previous makes.

ready to appliqué

ready to appliqué

The flowers vary in size and style but it is very jolly and reminds me of the summer as we settle into the dark evenings and mornings of autumn.

Anyway, I’m off to take advantage of the quiet and finish a few more bits!!

a naming ceremony gift

imogen flags

My fabulous friend Kate has a distant cousin who has a naming ceremony on the 9th July so she has asked me to make bunting for IMOGEN’s ceremony.  It needed to be a bit girly but not too pink.  I did  a few for Imogen’s cousins recently and the purples that jess likes were the order of the day.

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Retro Egg Cup Cosies

Grace bought quite a few tea cosies from me over the months leading up to Christmas as gifts.

I’ve had a few lovely emails from Grace which I really appreciate as it is so nice to know how your efforts are received and in response to my thank you for feedback, Grace emailed:-

‘You’re welcome!

That was my mum’s– she loved it and so did my aunt who told me it has pride of place on her dresser!

Ps I often get stressed with my work and I’ve decided to take up knitting, I started learning yesterday!

I hope you had a good Christmas.

G’

Grace’s first purchase was early last year and she has also asked if it was possible to produce matching egg cosies were to match her original purchase.

Not an exact match as I no longer have the exact same colours left and neither I nor my Mum was unable to get them but none the less, here they are and they are very cute.

Too fiddly to do very often but I have posted them off and hope Grace likes her ‘thank you for being a great customer’ gift.