Author Archives: Ali

Sherbert Pips for Rosie

And here is my first Finished Object of 2012: a little quilt I started on 29th December, for a brand new baby called Rosie. This is the first time I’ve restricted myself to one fabric collection. I usually love the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

I’m a bit late, but here’s a quick festive round-up before I show you my first quilt of 2012. We had a wonderful Christmas, and I can report that the Christmas Pud was Very Good Indeed

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A Quilted Kindle cover

My mother-in-law asked me for a Kindle cover for Christmas, and designing and making one for her was a job a relished. I came up with this, doing most my thinking at the sewing machine. It felt a bit like … Continue reading

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Dough days

There has been a LOT of dough-making going on around here in the last couple of days! Firstly, another batch of mince pies. Now, I have been fiddling with recipes, and I reckon I’ve got a damn fine mince pie … Continue reading

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Christmas Trees everywhere!

Wow, it has been a day full of Festive fun! This morning Sweet Pea and I finished off our Christmas cards. I was the Christmas tree draw-er, using glitter glue, and he was the button-popper-onner. We made 50 cards, and … Continue reading

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Cake… check. Pudding… check.

I wish there was a release-aroma button on your browser, because I can tell you, my kitchen smells GOOD today! Sweet Pea helped me make the Christmas cake and Christmas Pudding. I use Mary Berry’s fantastic cake recipe. I have … Continue reading

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Sweet Pea’s first stitches

This definitely deserves a post all of its own. Sweet Pea’s first adventures with needle and thread. Ahhhhhhhh…

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A Countdown and a Catch-up

Christmas is coming, and the crafts are stepping up a gear… I’m currently working on Peacock Tutus for two of my nieces, and a friend’s daughter. These are utterly gorgeous. I can’t take credit for the idea, which is sheer … Continue reading

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Puffed up and deflated

Yesterday I had SUCH a good day. A real treat of a day. I did a quilting class with the wonderful Philippa Naylor, organised by my fabulous local quilting shop Creative Quilting. The class was on Trapunto, the art of … Continue reading

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Butterfly Basting!

The last week was soooo frustrating. My white Kona fabric didn’t come because the vendor was on holiday. Luckily I managed to snag the last two metres of a bolt at the Great Northern Quilt Show and so had enough … Continue reading

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