Friday, 7 November 2014


I haven't written in my blog for a year so thought it was time to catch up a bit.  Hope you like these little Bears in boxes.

I've been busy making little bears/mouse in boxes and tins. 
Some have their own hottie (most important when it's cold outside!) and some have a little notebook to write in. 
They are small enough to fit in a pocket or for keeping children happy on journeys. Great fun!

This first one is in a maroon silver spotted box with little brown fluffy bear snuggled in pink, soft pillow and  lovely striped, ribbon edged blanket.  The little hottie is embroidered with a daisy.  All hand sew except for the under blanket which is machine edged.  Otherwise all hand sewn.

The poems are my own and copyright to me.
LITTLE  BROWN  BEARBear loves her little bed!

The next one is a dainty Little Blue Mouse with her friend Blue Bear who live in a double opening, hinged box with poem inside the lid, which explains that their little notebook is for you to write down all the lovely things you do together.

What's in the box?    
Let's look and see.....

I can't wait to see what they write about today!

All poems are copyright to me.

These little gifts are for sale, so please contact me if you are interested.  I'd love to read your comments.

Friday, 11 October 2013


I love to make new cuddlies and think these qualify :).  The two little owls have already sold but Bunny is still looking for a new home. 

 My daughter was throwing away an old Bunny as he'd become just too tatty so I took him to pieces and adapted the pieces for a new pattern and hey presto this Bunny arrived a few days later on my workbench.  
He's incredibly floppy and just 'different'. 
 He has some friends shown below which I made later based on the same pattern.  The little one is still here waiting for a new owner but the other two have been 'adopted'.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Quirky Little Bear


Here's a Quirky Little Bear which I've just made today out of knitted fabric which makes him very cuddly.  He has a fleece muzzle and scarf and is quite a character.   We like him and hope you do too.

I would be so grateful if someone would leave a comment as I know people look at my blog sometimes. 

I would love to hear from you if you could take the time. :)

Friday, 21 September 2012


Willow  Wreaths

Shabby Chic Willow Wreath with
blue/cream fabric flowers
Natural Willow Wreath with
pink/green on white fabric  flowers
These pretty wreaths are hand woven from local Willow and embellished in various ways.

I have painted some in the shabby chic style and added fabric flowers,
Shabby Chic Willow Wreath with handmade fabric heart
and silk type flowers
whereas this one has silk type flowers with a hand made fabric heart.   
They all look very pretty hanging on a front door or on an indoor wall as decoration.
Please feel free to leave a comment and all are available to purchase.


 Who can resist hedgehogs?  They have a universal appeal and are just so cute so I decided to have a go at making some hedgehog doorstops.

The hedgehog in the right of photo which weighs about half a kilo is still waiting to find a new home.  The other two have already snuffled off  to pastures new!

The hedgehog above is my newest creation and weights about 1 kilo or 2lbs. in weight.  They are filled with poly filling and rice to give them weight.

Their tops are made from fluffy yarn hand sewn on to make the 'spiky top which in actual fact is really soft and cuddly!   The larger ones retail at £20.  Please contact me if you like them.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012


Applique cushions have been the order of the day just recently and so I thought I would post them on my blog.

I had a special request to make one with a flurry of butterflies in pinks and greens.

They are appliqued on a beautiful vintage damask tablecloth inherited many years ago which no longer graced the table but the cloth was perfect for a decorative cushion. 

I was so inspired with the butterflies I thought I would try to design another 'picture' in cloth and this little bird house was the result.
I was so pleased with it I really would have liked to keep it but it was no sooner seen than sold which was  so nice to know someone else liked it as much as me! :)

A seaside theme was next requested by my 
sister with a Beach Hut and bunting.

  We were both pleased with the result and I can almost smell the sea - can't you?

Saturday, 7 April 2012



I couldn't resist making some of these little bunnies in all sorts of fabrics. 

A dairlea box soon turned into an Easter basket  with tissue petals to pretty it up, all ready for one to live in and add some chocolate eggs later.

Might be fun to use a little hen instead another time.

This little bunny hopped to Devon and has been Christened
'Dotty' not surprisingly!

The others have all found new burrows too.

I'd love to hear from anyone as to whether you like them or not or any new ideas for making bunnies?

Happy Easter everyone.  Jesus is Alive!