Sunday, 23 December 2012


A friend at work asked if I could make her some bunting for her daughter and niece's bedrooms, she had seen a picture of what she wanted, not something I have done before so after some investigation and pondering here is what I came up with.

The patterned fabrics were strengthend with heavy weight vilene and then bondawebbed onto the felt, stitched with decorative stitch and then cut out with pinking shears.  The letters were then attached to the binding strip and then decorated with hearts and buttons.

Much to say she loved them.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Very Proud Mummy

This weekend saw the culmination of 4 years hard work, my eldest Daughter's Graduation.
She graduated with an honours degree for secondary teaching design and technology at Edgehill University Ormskirk.

We had a wonderful day celebrating as it was her birthday the same day and this week she landed her first teaching job starting in January.


Proud Mum with Laura
This is the congratulations card I made her, created using a Nitwits collection and done on an easel, she was very pleased with it.


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Christmas Tree Festival

This weekend it is the Christmas Tree Festival at our Church (New Parks Methodist).  The theme is christmas customs around the world and I picked to do Germany, after googling for information this is what i came up with

Christmas Eve is the most important time of the Christmas season for families. The wonderful tradition of the Christmas tree, which started in Germany, is the heart of the celebration. Grown-ups decorate the evergreen tree with beautiful ornaments of glass and carved wood, silver stars, and strings of lights. A golden angel is placed at the very top of the tree.
Under the Christmas tree, the family arranges a manger scene to depict the stable that Jesus was born in. Parents may also pile presents from the Christ Child beneath the Christmas tree's richly decorated boughs. Just after dark, a bell rings, and the excited children run into the room to see the beautiful lighted tree in all its glory. The family members exchange gifts, recite poems, and sing Christmas carols. Then everyone enjoys a Christmas feast of roast goose, turkey, or duck.
In some parts of Germany, families still follow an old tradition. The children leave their shoes outside the front door. These shoes are filled with carrots and hay to feed St. Nicholas' horse as he rides by. If the children were good all year, St. Nicholas leaves apples, nuts, and candy for them.
and this is my tree

We also have on display different nativity scenes and for this i have made a wall hanging
the pictures were done on my embroidery machine and the quilting done by hand