Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

'Poggle Pillows'

I pondered long over what to do with Sunday's bit of creativity and eventually decided on a Poggle Pillow!

Today I made another 'Poggle Pillow'. I'm really pleased with this one.... my neighbour immediately wanted to buy it for her granddaughter but I haven't a clue what to charge for it! I'm a useless business women.... love to make but need someone to promote and market for me!!!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Poggle evolution.

I've been playing around with bits of sock left over from Poggle making.... this is what evolved! Now what shall I do with it?  A bag perhaps???

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Finished article

Friday, 23 April 2010


I've been asked to make a nautical door stop. Beach huts seem to be very popular and so I decided to try to make a beach hut shaped door stop. I rarely work from a pattern, but tend to build things up as I go along. This is the front, free machine embroidered on a good quality calico. I've also lined it with another piece of calico to hide the machine stitching on the reverse. Now to work out the rest !

Thursday, 22 April 2010

My garden studio!

No way was I going to miss the sunshine today so I moved my sewing machine into my 'garden studio' where I stitched away and made another bunny egg cosy to complete an order.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Many years ago, I trained as a teacher specializing in Art and Craft. I've always loved children's art and tried to encourage creativity in every child I taught, but especially in my own children. A few weeks ago I came across this wall hanging which my children made in 1981. We were living in Eerbeek, a village in The Netherlands at that time. I remember my children and their friends sprawled on the wooden floor of our house having a wonderful time with fabrics, glue, scissors, paints, wool and anything else they could find, creating colourful collages, paintings, teddy bears and lots of other things.

Last year my older son gained his MA in Creative Writing at UEA and is currently working on his first novel.

This is a potrait of his father by my younger son who would probably say that he hasn't a creative bone in his body. I love it even though it is now covered in splodges!

Finally I have to post this photo of my boy Baxter in his favourite place. I have always owned labradors and they have never been allowed on the sofa! This one has a mind of his own! He is a four year old puppy (the vet says he'll be a puppy till he's at least nine.) Baxter was adopted from The Labrador Rescue Trust three years ago. He loves everyone.... adults, children, babies, other dogs - not too keen on cats though.

Bunny Cosy

Another bunny cosy off to Bath.

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Henny Lenny cosy

Just started my order for egg cosies.

Here she is!

..... and here she is with her Bunny Cosy friend who, volcano permitting, will soon be flying off to New York!

Friday, 16 April 2010

The Bloggers Fundraising Raffle

Abby from Bubs Bears has started 'The Bloggers Fundraising Raffle' to raise money for Cancer Research. She has made a beautiful Pink Ribbon Bear as a prize. Please take a look at her blog to find out more details.

You can find Abby's fundraising page by clicking on the following link.

Isn't she gorgeous! I love her :-)

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Another pair of hands!

I desperately need another pair of hands! I've had orders for Bunnymob egg cosies, a bag, two baby friendly Poggles, two doorstops, more lavender hearts and a tooth fairy bunny! I'm certainly not complaining though :-)

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Tatiana's casual gear!


My son and his fiance are getting married this summer and have asked me to make 150 lavender heart favours. I've made a little trial favour but really need a better quality pinking shears! Will try to make a few each day ready to be filled with lavender nearer the wedding date. I've also had some orders from friends who have seen them :-)

Saturday, 10 April 2010

A little bit of sunshine..... and look what happens!

If you look closely you can see lots and lots of tadpoles emerging from their spawn.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Tatiana Pogglova

I've used the same pattern as for Anna but improved on her face (I think)... never know quite what it's going to look like. I used gorgeous Gotland rare breed fleece for her hair. It's a silvery grey colour  and I really like it a lot.

I made her an outfit from Japanese cotton but really wanted to give her a more informal look so I've knitted her a chunky top from some Rowan wool left over from a knitting project. I'm also making her a denim skirt from one I no longer wear.

Thursday, 8 April 2010


I started thinking about making different dolls. I found some linen in my drawer and worked out a pattern for the body. The only patterns I use are ones I have designed myself. I like the things I make to be totally my own creations. I decided to use some lovely rare breed fleece (which had been thoroughly washed and prepared using eco friendly wool wash) for the hair. I free machine embroidered the face.

This was the result! I decided she was to be a ballet dancer.... hence Anna Pogglova.... although my son's fiance liked her 'porny' image and thought she looked more like a lap dancer. Cheek!

I made her a skirt from some silvery grey organza and knitted her a luxury top from mohair and crocheted an edging with some hand dyed Colinette yarn. She wears a lovely handmade lampwork glass pendant which tones in beautifully with her top.
I couldn't wait to make another Pogglova and the following day started on version two.

Camera Case

My lovely son gave me a much needed new camera for my birthday recently. I was so thrilled and immediately wanted to make a nice case for it.

 I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. It's well padded and I used a fun halloween fabric for the lining.

Worry Bunnies

My friend's grandson asked if I could make him a worry doll. I thought about it for a while and came up with these. They were a good way to use up some colourful scraps of fabric that I'd had in my drawer for a while. Little Ned was thrilled and told his Grandma that they really work! He tells them his worries and the worries go away(especially when he went to the cinema to see The Gruffalo!!!

I had a lovely thank you card from Ned.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

My favourite magazine

Expensive but worth it for all the wonderful features. I love it!

Poglets become Poggles!

Poglets started to grow.... they became taller and taller. Their legs grew longer. They were changing into Poggles! 

I so enjoy making Poggles. Each one is a little person but they are always smiley, happy little characters..

Tuesday, 6 April 2010


 I get rather bored making the same thing over and over.... and so the Pogs began to evolve into something a little different.