Monday, 1 October 2012

Pinwheels

A fantastic template called Lil' Twister by The Country Schoolhouse for making pinwheels. Took a little while to understand the instructions (I always have problems with instructions!) and work out where the fabrics were going to show up, but I like the result. I think I'd really like to make a pinwheel quilt with this template. I'm thinking about it... I have a thing for pinwheels!



Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Buttons galore!

Look at these fun cross stitch buttons or badges I made while feeding Lucy! They are all from Cross Stitcher patterns. When you don't have much time, they're great to make, relaxing and you get a quick result!



Cheers to Daniele Di Ciccio for the beautiful photos! Thank you very much.




Thursday, 16 August 2012

Latest...

This is a photo of my latest creation (at least I think it's the last completed one! many are still in my mind or in the studio!!!).


The material is Michael Miller's laminated Pink Belle Rose, which I liked as soon as I saw it at Bergamo's Creattiva last year. Until recently it has been difficult to find laminated material in Italy, apart from  rather horrid tablecloth material. I hadn't realised it would be so difficult to sew. The pink cotton lining is a big help when sewing and I actually had to put in the inserts in the handles because otherwise it was impossible to turn the handles inside out after sewing them! In the end a problem has become an improvement!
I will tell you about the photograph soon...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012



My phone's battery has given up on me at the moment so I can't download any new photos. I have also realised that I haven't taken photos of a lot of more recent things I've made!
In the meantime I am going mad trying to renew my Mollie Makes subscription (really good and Ella loves it too - she keeps asking me to renew it!) and have fallen for Ever Kelly Storybook Lane fabrics! What great ideas and if this is her debute I can't wait to see what she'll do next!

See the photos  and read about Ever Kelly, I love fairytales and girlie things so she's got me hooked! 

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Monday, 13 August 2012




Ok, I thought: let me start from the latest and then I'll go backwards, back in time. This blog is my memory. The memory of what I do. This blog is for me (and Ella, but she has a good memory!) to remember what I make.
So lets start with these three buttons with owls that Ella and I made for Rossella (who loves owls) to say thank you for lending me a trolley to take my sewing machine around with me when I was expecting Lucy. Remember: good sewing machines way a ton!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Ciao ! ! !   sono   Ella.   Anche   se   ho   preso   la   varicella    mi   sento   molto   bene.
Lo   sai    che   mercoledì   13   giugno   2012   ho   visto   un   furetto.
Era   molto   carino   anche   se   tutti   dicevano   che   era   un   ghiro.
Tra   poco   metterò   una   delle   mie   invenzioni.


Ah   e   ricordatevi   il   gessetto!!!!!!!!!!!!!