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

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…

Rest

I finished the banner I have been working on since the spring before my self-imposed deadline of the end of the year.  Here is a picture of the work in progress during a critique at Committed to Cloth. The lettering is always one of the most time consuming parts of making…

Pinny of Power #2

Do you remember I made a pink polka dot cherry frilly pinny for a friend who has a cherry business?  Well I made another one for his colleague. Here it is modelled by my lovely husband. As you can see I have sewed blue polka dot frills this time to make it…