Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Slowly, very slowly this railing is getting painted.  Not the most exciting job I've ever had, but I will get there eventually.  I so wish the dowels were flat, and I so wish we didn't have so much verandah.

Bonny says she'd love to help, but she just needs a little bit more rest in her favourite spot under the hedge and amongst the violets.  On a hot day it's a pretty good choice too.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


I've been asked to take a bag workshop at a craft week end later in the year, so I've decided our Kindred Spirits Bag will do nicely.  I've made it up including some of my new fabrics, and I really like the way it looks.  I've made up some extra kits, so at the moment I'm offering it as a kit on my website.  I always make sure my kit fabrics are the same as the photographed item, so it will look the same as mine.  This is a simple and satisfying pattern to make up and doesn't take too long.  Lots of fun really.  Click on the link to find it on my website. Contact me for more information or extra photos 

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Rag balls really were taking over my house until I had a big tidy up this morning. Truly, they had got scattered in just about every room.   They're now under control and sitting on my old miner's couch ready for more rag rugging this evening.  I've got several new rag rugs ready to list on my website too, but I need to get a few spare minutes to do that.  
My rag rugging has slowed down this last week or so because of our decision to paint our house.  The tradesman we'd chosen to do the job and who also assured us it would be finished by Christmas, just hasn't showed, so in a moment of weakness, I decided that I could do it myself.  Must admit he didn't say exactly WHICH Christmas.  Why is it that we always choose the wrong tradesmen.  Obviously, we still haven't learned the art of recognising the reliable ones.  Anyway, I'm now very skilled at scraping old paint of steps, and my trusty sander is doing a supurb job.  Luckily the rest of the house isn't in need of very much scraping, so it will be much easier when I get to the walls.  I can see I'm going to have to overcome my fear of heights unless I can talk some kind person into doing the high bits for me.