Thursday, 23 December 2010

23rd Dec


A Happy Christmas to everyone that view this blog.To-morrow see the start of cooking the mince pies. Then the prepping of every thing else.Have a good time .

Thursday, 9 December 2010

End of the year

We have just had the last craft fair of the year in the Attleborough Town Hall.The weather was not very kind as the pavements were icy.The next years fairs have been booked starting in March,date to follow.
There are still fairs going on that the crafters will be going to so we will all meet before Christmas.
www.greathockham.org Saturday 11th December

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

good enough to eat



I have just made this apron to go with the tea cosy and place mats I made earlier.

I think I will make some cards now.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

I did not make it

Well I did not make the two craft fairs I had booked.The main road was like an ice rink and I nearly had a car hit me side on, so as the Police were directing traffic around a Lorry I decided to try a different route.I then had a car that could not stop go into my back.At that point enough was enough so I went Home.I am O.K. and so is the car all ready for another day.

Friday, 26 November 2010

snow


We have about 2" of snow and it is still adding more.I am due to go to Eaton near Norwich to-morrow and take my latest table center.
Sunday it is of to Hadleigh in Suffolk weather permitting.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hear are the new bags



Two new bags I will be taking to to Holt.The multi coloured one is 10"
x 10" and will hold a large amount when ties are undone.The cat one will hold an A4 folder.Both are a good size.

Monday, 22 November 2010

No time to blog

I have been making new thing and will get photos taken.
I am of to Holt for switching on of the Lights with Leanne.
http://www.jewellerybyleafy.com/ if you are near do call in at the
Community centre Holt , Norfolk.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Bag Day

What a verity of bags.The choice of fabric makes the bags look different.
All the bags were completed and we all had an extra bag pattern to take home.
A most enjoyable day with a great tutor.

Friday, 12 November 2010

Busy times

The Christmas craft fairs are coming in thick and fast, I have already booked all I can do.I have now got to make things I have sold out of.I will spend to-day sewing as I am off to a workshop with Betty, as a Norfolk quilter.
www.norfolkquilters.org.uk

Friday, 5 November 2010

Did I spend ?

Well I did SHOP at Chilford.Patterns and fabric but could not find what I needed for an order but know a site to look at now.We arrived Early and set to trying to find just the right thing,thimbles,blades and patterns.Then I found a stall with children's novelty fabric so just had to buy some suitable for boys aprons.I can not start sewing just yet as to-morrow I am at our guilds regional day.We have two speakers Kathy Unwin and Margaret Johnson and I am looking forward to that.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Quilters gallery

I have just found and joined a great group of quilter on the net.There are lots of blogs to look at as well as a weekly challenge.There are quilter from Vancouver so I will be interested to try and find some one from The Fiber Arts in Gibson Landing .I have had two visits with my cousin at the time thy have there show in August.
I can not find a web page for the Gibson Landing Fiber Arts I just wonder what has happened.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Off to Chilford

The Quilting exhibition is back at Chilford.It is smaller than the Festival of Quilts and can be done in a day with time for SHOPPING.Hopefully there will be new patterns to give me ideas as I do not always Like to copy as I sell my work.There might even be fabric I must have (as if I do not have enough)It is also a great time to spend wiht friends.

Grandson's Birthday


I have just had a delightful time with my grandson celebrating his Birthday.After making him this Hobbyhorse I now find the stabling has to be with me. His London house dose not have room for a stable or paddock.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Shopping Evening

I still have some thing to finish for Thursday.I am looking forward to a great number of visitors as we have lots of publicity.Last years event was very popular.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Norfolk Quilters show

This years show was held in a different room and it was full of the most wonderful work.The two quilts to be raffled were on display out side the room for everyone entering the Assembly House to see.There were demonstrations gowning on all the different days,to-day it was making a bowl of fabric wound around and stitched on the machine.It looked very different to the ones I am at present making.Well I had best get doing my ironing as I have two days of QUILTS.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Diss Quilters

I have just returned from a day spent at Diss Quilting group.The speaker was Lynne Edwards MBE.Lynne showed us some of the quilts she has collected from her contemporaries.They are of very different stiles and sizes.It is all ways a joy to go to Lynnes classes and hear her talk,a very travelled lady.Her books were in demand as her patterns are always very easy to follow.
To-morrow I am off to the Norfolk Quilters Guilds Exhibition.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

The months go by

Time just go's by to quickly and now I have to start thinking have I enough stock for the start of Christmas.October sees the start of selling Advent calendars so thy can be filled.The craft fairs for November/December are starting to fill .I had better start working.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

New Market


A new Farmers and Craft market was held at Great Hockham on Saturday morning with great succes.The villages came along in good numbers and the hall was very vibrent.There was a good selection of food all local.It was very nice to meet new people and a few Ladys that have started to quilt.I look forward to next month.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

A day Quilting

I have just spent a very enjoyable day Quilting with friends.We have all been working together to make Linus Quilts for charity and along the way we got to use some new technique's

Monday, 9 August 2010

Mrs Tiggywinkle

July was a very busy month for Craft Fairs so to-day I thought I should get to tidy the garden.I managed to weed around my pond and near a rotting plank of wood. The wood made a false bridge at one end of the pond.Whilst clearing I came a cross what looked like a nest,not knowing who made the nest I careful starting to remove some of the died grass and to my surprise I found a Hedgehog curled up a sleep.So I replaced the grass and will see if it comes out to-night.I have ordered a Hedgehog house to get to-morrow along with some food.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Appleyard Fayre




The two Photos are of the bag I was demonstrating at the Appleyard.The completed bag is one row taller than the first bag I made just to give a different look.These are now ready to take to Wayland show.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

For Cat lovers


I though I had better keep cat lovers happy,so I made this bag.I now have a bag for both cat and dog lovers ready for Banham Appleyard Fayre.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Teddy day


The Teddy day was very busy and very hot.The Hare went to a new home with one of the Teddy's.Then came the Teddy pamper evening after which I had to make more stock.I decided to make some shopping bags with dogs on, just for fun.

Monday, 28 June 2010

HARE we go



I just thought I would make this to see if any one would like to take him home.He is made using brushed cotton and poler fleece for feet,paws and ears.20in from ear tip to toe.
He has taken a day to make as I had to draw the pattern first before starting to cut out and sew.

Getting ready



Two Little Guys I have made ready for the Teddy Bear day.They are made useing brushed cotton and are 8 1/2 in high.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Sunday, 6 June 2010

At The Exhibition


This is TOPSY at the exhibition.The two days were a great success with a large number of visiters.Now it is back to Attleborough Craft fair with much smaller thing I have made.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

finished



TOPSY is now fnished and heading to an exhibition.The block are two of Lynn Edwards and one Jenny Reyment.I felt the soft tones set of the patterns well.

A Quilt called TOPSY


This quilt has take a number of year to make as the block were hand folded and taken to a few demonstrations.This picture is the completion.The gardening gloves help to give grip when moving the fabric.

Sunday, 30 May 2010

This is me

The Pied Pedlar

Fabric Creations


I just love to make things from fabric so some years ago I joined a local Patchwork and Quilting group. The idea of making different patterns by cutting fabric and putting it back together I find fascinating. There is a lot of history to some of the patterns and most started in England and were taken with the Pilgrims when they went to America. They then formed there own patterns using fabric they had to hand.