Family Tree Birthday Cushion

So my lovely mother-in-law turned 70 this week and as part of her celebrations, my sister-in-law organised 7 gifts for her. Responsibility for of these came to me as I was asked to make a cushion for her. It was suggested I could make one with a 70 on it, but I wasn’t sure she…

Festive Scrap Fabric Challenge

I decided to set myself a bit of a challenge as my scrap bag is really a scrap sack at the minute and a ridiculously full one at that! Seeing as it’s the season and all I also wanted to have a go at something that might help move me towards the goal of doing…

More Needle Felting Workshops

I am so happy to announce I am teaching 3 more needle felting workshops before Christmas! There’s an absolutely fab pop up shop in the Arcade in Bedford town centre which is full of arty delights to purchase and has drop in craft sessions along with workshops on the go right up until Christmas Eve. …

A Foray Into Upholstery – Part 3

This is the final installment in my upholstery project posts, though I feel I should qualify that by saying ‘for now’.  I have absolutely LOVED completing this project and will definitely have a go again in the future.  And that’s not even all due to the staple gun, although a large proportion of it may…

5 Needle Felting Tutorial Links

I did some needle felting workshops today which were so much fun, it was lovely to meet new people and craft together. Thanks Bedpop for having me, A Very Bedpop Christmas was an awesome event to be a part of! For those of you who caught the felting ‘bug’ and brought a kit to have a go…

A Foray Into Upholstery – Part 1

Alongside my established habit of acquiring fabric I also have a tendancy towards accumulating furniture through purchases on eBay and in charity shops. Some of it arrives here in less than stellar condition and therefore becomes part of the ‘project’ section of my life. One such purchase was a footstool I brought via eBay that…

The Frog Pond

I was asked to make a group of frogs for the children at a preschool near me that had a variety of textures and fabrics for the children to play with. They had tried to order a set from educational supplier but it was discontinued and so they asked if I would be up for…