Cutting + sticking + sewing + baking. My creative life.

Construction

In my first year at Committed to Cloth I took the Wet n' Wild wet media course.  I produced quite a lot of fabric including this piece.I pleated a piece of cotton sateen, tray dyed it with petrol green procion dye.  Next I used a manky brush to brush it…

Tea Room

I've wanted a tea room for a long time.  I was going to run it with my friend Jane, we even got the tabards! (pink and embroidered with 'Jane and Melanie's Tea Room').  Well now Jane we have our tea room!!  My husband has built one in our garden.  We'll…

Des Res

A couple of years ago I bought a doll house from my favourite shop in Eastbourne, the tip shop!  The staff at the council tip in Eastbourne trawl through the stuff that people throw away and sell anything that they can.  It's an excellent idea.  I've had some amazing bargains…

Baked

So I've been trying to cut down on the baking. Creaming together butter and sugar until they are light and fluffy is one of my favourite things to do but the results are not so healthy. Here is a little taster of some of the baked goods that made it…

It’s been a while………

A couple of my friends from Seven Sisters Quilt Group reminded me that I haven't blogged for a while. I think it's because I've become addicted to Instagram! Well let me show you a quilt I make recently, it took me four days to make. It's a four patch alternated…

Foxy

I was asked to make a cushion out of an old baby tee-shirt for someone to give as a gift to their colleague (apparently they're scared of foxes?!).  I do like upcycling!  I think it turned out great, used a cushion pad from Ikea.Front BackLove Melanie x

We’re back!

Started my new course of independent study in stitch at Committed to Cloth.  Had an amazing group critique session for my last piece of 2011, stood and spoke the truth and understood how critique can move you on in life and work.  Felt release, light, support.Started a new piece based…

A Very Cherry New Year

I found a small piece of cherry fabric in the bargain box at my favourite fabric store.  Not big enough to make another Pinny of Power but I did manage to make a little cherry sweetie bag out of it. And inside I've put Cherries in Chocolate, Cherry Drops and Cherry Fizz…