Thursday, January 20, 2011

Two New Books!

Yesterday a package from Amazon arrived with two new books full of inspiration for a grey Janurary day! I had to wait until the end of the day to have a flick through them and they did not disappoint! Come, sit on the sofa and have a look!

This book looks perfect for me, it has all the projects labelled according to the time they take. So often I only have a couple of hours but want to finish something, there are lots of lovely achievable projects for under 2 hours, (and also 2-4 hours, 4-8 hours, 8 to 12 hours, and more than 12 hours!).
Like these wonderful little coasters,
a super cute pencil roll, I love the colours,
Little Peanut the wee elephant! (A bit longer this one).

And this beautiful tablecloth and napkins (4-8 hours). I've been collecting embroidered tablecloths and napkins for a while now and this looks like just the project for using them.

The colours and the fabrics through this book are just so vibrant, totally gorgeous.

Again smaller projects like pincushions and storage bags, to

this fantastic cuff which I am already thinking of what fabrics I could use and how to customise my own!

To this Fabric Art

plus skirts, bags, quilts, and so many inspirational ideas. I think I had better stop blogging, quietly ignore the housework and start making!


  1. I made a brooch and a little rabbit person (i never finished it- shame on me) it was great if you take your book along I am sure she will sign it she did mine. Im like you I look at the book all the time. I shall have to do a blog post about Louise as the first time I went to her workshop we realised we were at school together and we have become good friends actually I have been to the studio today to do a bit of fettling (cleaning/sorting). Lucky me. Glad I found your blog - will do a tutorial - I did take the hat to show Louise as we have a bit of a pin cushion thing going on at the mo. Good night better go DD2 wants laptop and i have had it ages.

  2. I'm sooooooooo jealous! Julie Arkell and Hope and Elvis. I need to treat myself to something this year and I think I know what now. Love your blog :-)

  3. Hej Sally

    Thank you for your kind comment ;-)
    I am glad you liked Sian's guest post.
    WOW! You have 5 hens...I'm jealous...would love to get some, but not sure how they will withstand the extreme sub-zero temps we have here...I need to do some research about Swedish chickens lol!
    You have been really busy making some beautiful things...I like your new blog too :D
    Have a lovely weekend

  4. Thanks for birthday wishes will let you no how painting goes. Enjoy treasure hunting in Newark - I always manage to get something and never spend very much money - excellent.

  5. Hi there. Just found your blog via two bones and a bagle... and I'm your newest follower. I've just started sewing and I'm addicted (even if not very good). Looking forward to seeing your creations here! Lx

  6. You went then, Oh I am so glad you liked it. I have been going there on and off for quite a few years. There is so much to look at. Did you sample the cake from the little cafe at the back - it's always yummy. Is there going to be a show and tell post? please.