Monday, April 22, 2013

Cute fabric coasters

I did a little bit of sewing this weekend
I made some cute coasters here are two of them below
I used pretty Moda French General Pom Pom de Paris squares they are 4"x4" & just perfect for making coasters
You will need 2 x squares of fabric & one piece of quilt batting the same size
Sandwich them together & pin with batting in middle
and good side of fabric facing outwards
"for an extra bit of stiffness include a layer of interfacing next to the batting"
Sew around outside of all four sides to hold all layers in place
Free motion embroider through all three pieces to quilt them together
and use ether bias binding or make your own binding tape to finish off around the outside.

And you will have some cute washable coasters

English Tea Party Banner will be in my store soon
printed on white 250gsm linen embossed card each card measures 4 x 6"

Sunday, April 14, 2013

New Look site

Hello all
It has been a while I have been so tired due to the lambing & not feeling too well the whole family & myself have had a really bad bout of something flue like over the last couple of weeks,
It could not have come at a worse time right in the middle of lambing time & to put the top hat on it all we had the worst snow in years & a tractor that decided its clutch was extinct and we had to wait over a week for the repair  as the poor garage staff had also succumbed to the dreaded flue bug!
I felt really bad about that as I think hubby had given it to them! 
I have got a new Look to our website Here for any one interested it is still in its early days & has a blog section built in

I wont pretend I know what I am doing as it is a WP driven site & a first for me but I am learning as I go and any tips welcome!

I will be posting a few free digital collage sheets on the blog & site each week
Ending this post on a happy note 
its goodbye from him & its goodbye from me
until next time

I just had to add this
Our swallows are back today!
this is always a sign of warmer weather