Category Archives: Hand-Decorated

“Get your loverley cauli ‘ere!”

As my daughter has pointed out, we seem to have reached the point when she receives grown-up gifts and I get toys…. As many of you will know, for the last year I have been mostly living in a 1/12th … Continue reading

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Another baby arrives….

Be careful what you do for a first baby, you may have to do the same for the second, third etc., Luckily for me, I love making bunting. A friend has recently had a second baby boy and so here … Continue reading

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Block Printing….

This year I got a last minute chance to go to the Sewing Bee show in Excel London. It was a great day and I saw some wonderful materials and gained so much inspiration. I was going to try a … Continue reading

Posted in 25 December, Arts & crafts, block printing, clothes making, crafting, Decoration, embroidery, flowers, Hand-Decorated, illustration, painting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Inherited sewing table…

I was wondering what to blog about, I’ve been busy sorting out my ‘makes’ for my Etsy shop and making more baby bunting for newborns. So I hadn’t anything new to write about, but whilst sitting at my laptop I … Continue reading

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Just a few more napkins…

The thing is, one always needs napkins…. They used to be such an expensive thing to buy – which is strange when you think how easy they are to make. But, lately it seems shops are just giving them away … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & crafts, Books, calligraphy, Decoration, Doodling, fabric painting, Hand-Decorated, Hand-drawn, Hand-Painted, illustration, Napkins, pen & Ink, Quotes, Table linen, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A decoupaged tray…

Thanks to my lovely neighbour I am going to be giving a little class on decorating trays later this month, I have bought some wooden trays ready for the class, but then had the opportunity to purchase some of these … Continue reading

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Drawing on a table cloth…

A while ago I was browsing in a Laura Ashley Home Store, I have bought quite a few bits and pieces from there over the years:- my bedroom light shade, a leather footstool, mugs, coasters, material, curtains…ok it seems I … Continue reading

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