Tuesday, December 20, 2016


with all the hand made things being done for Finn's Christmas gifts, I thought I should make something for Rachel and Caitlin to go with what I have bought them for Christmas. As I have made and embroidered so much for them over the years it was hard to decide what to make.  I settled on pin cushions not sure how practical these will be but they were fun to make and I think they will both enjoy them. They are made from the same pattern and were cut out the same size but somehow the mice have turned out much fatter.

Friday, December 9, 2016


I have just finished the front of the Christmas stocking I am making for Finn, wanted to share what I had done with a friend but computers are funny things with minds of their own and the photo won't open for her, so I am posting it here. When I was in Wellington  last I talked with Jackie over possible designs and we agreed on penguins and found some possible ideas which I gave adapted. Really enjoy creating this.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


Lots of fun making this fabric book for Finn, collected lots and lots of ideas but then settled on buying on line a pattern from LindyJ Designs.  Well worth the small amount it cost, great instructions and patterns. The pool is called  " peep a moo "  each preceding page has a hole on it to show a little of the animal on the next page. a few wrinkles, and for the most part the sewing machine did stitch correctly for me.... this sewing machine and I have never got on!
Caitlin and I have now sorted out fabric for another book..... yes there will be more and have bought another LindyJ design... Home for Max. Max is a cute little dog that I look forward to showing you next year... finishing my Christmas sewing must come first.

Saturday, October 15, 2016


Do you know the song 'five little monkeys jumping on the bed"? I had not heard it till Jackie sent me a short video of her singing it to Finn,
I loved his reaction to her singing it. I have now made five little monkey finger puppets

Fun to make and intended to go in Finn's Christmas stocking if I can keep them that long.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


These are the fun birds I have made for a mobile for Finn, I thought of making a mobile as it is something Rachel could help me make, Caitlin had helped with the Dr Seuss quilt. I wanted something for each of the girls to help me make for their new cousin. Rachel is also good at woodwork and she has been home from uni for a week so I asked here to make a hanger for the mobile and all the pieces are now here but I won't put it together till I get down to Wellington to visit with Finn and his parents, Barryn and Jackie.

 We planned the mobile when I was in Wellington a couple of months ago,  it was to b e colourful and not to look like stuffed toys, we found birds similar to these on pinterest  and they were fun pieces to stitch.