Getting some inspiration…patchwork and quilt ideas

The fabric has been bought and now it’s time to decide on the quilt design. I’m not quite sure what I am going make just yet, all I know is that I want to make quilt for our bed. It is going to be a big project and it certainly won’t be a quilt project that I can make in a weekend! I want the project to be challenging and to try out some new patchwork and piecing techniques. I’ve been busy book marking lovely quilts in my favourite quilt magazine Love Patchwork & Quilting. I’ve bought this gorgeous magazine from […]

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July in our courtyard garden

Our courtyard is really coming alive this summer with lots of pops of colour. I’m loving spending time tending to the plants, watering them and watching them grow everyday. Coming home after a busy day at work and pottering in the garden is one of my favourite things at the moment. I’ve grown quite a few things this year from seed including radishes, lettuce, rocket, chillies, courgettes, potatoes, marigolds and carrots. Here’s how our courtyard garden is looking during July. The plants are sunning themselves in our sunny corner of our courtyard, this is where most of our plants grow really […]

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Life at the moment

Over the past few weeks I’ve been… Smiling…from ear to ear that I’ve grown these marigolds from seed. Enjoying…quality time with my family and with Mr C. Loving…the city we live in. Bristol comes alive in the summer with festival upon festival, this weekend it was the Harbour Festival. Mr C and I took a ride on this big wheel enjoying the views over our city and watching the sun go down. Listening…to a number of inspiring podcasts by Elise Blaha Cripe. Check out Elise Gets Crafty, I’ve been listening to this for a few months now and love it!

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Pre-cuts – Time to make a new quilt

One of my favourite things to do when I start a new sewing project is finding the fabric I want to use. I love searching for new fabrics, selecting my favourite prints I find, matching colour palettes and gradually adding to a collection for a project like I did with this two-sided patchwork cushion cover. The problem that I find with the process of finding and selecting the fabrics is that it can take a really long time. I think I sometimes make it harder for myself to start a project as I’ve not really mastered matching print size and colour […]

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Community Farmer Day

Do you sometimes feel that life seems to fly by? For me that’s just what is happening at the moment. I’ve had a number of very busy weeks at work and I am gradually getting used to dealing with the new demands and volumes of work in my job, whilst trying to have a bit of a work life balance…it has been a little tricky but I’m slowly making it work…so I’m posting something today that I wanted to write a while ago but I haven’t had the chance…   A few weeks ago I decided to take a day away […]

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