Wednesday, 22 February 2012


Hi and so sorry for the long delay :(

I have had a pig of a weekend and start to the week but at last I have picked (well little geek did) picked a winner for my giveaway.

Please email me with your address :)

I have decided to make a little something as a sorry for the delay gift for

and Claire
Please can you send me your addresses so I can post you your little gifts :)

Thank you so much for your support and I will try to be a better blogger but this time of year always gets me muddled :(
ROLL ON SUMMER  lol. xxx

Saturday, 11 February 2012

My Website

My son has made a website for me and you. We have a forums where you can chat with me and others, there will be extra pictures of bags and other things i make. Hope to see you there.

Click me for my website

Friday, 10 February 2012

I have at last got a giveaway for my lovely blog followers :)

This is my very 1st giveaway so not sure what Im doing  but it's been a long time comeing and hopefull I will get better lol.

 This was not easy to get a button set up but thanks to my little PC geek and lovely Claire It is hopefull working :)

I am giveing away this little package, A little basket with £20 note tissues, some pale peachy pink lace, rose buds, 2 rose mini candles and some baby pink, white and pink/green fringing.  3 handmade by me hearts. I am also adding a suprise package but Im not telling you what it will be lol :)
 Scroll down for rules :)

To be in with a chance of winning this package....

Tell me what  colour you mostly get drawn to for sewing :)   are you a romantic, girly, bright or modern :)
Also if you have added my button to your blog then leave me a second comment to say you have done it :)
    As you might guess I love hearts and roses :)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

my nan's birthday

Today is my 50th birthday but Im not going to tell you about that because today my very much missed nana Hart would have been 100 years old.
This amazing and beautiful lady was haveing her 50th birthday when I arrived.

The photo is my nan and Grandad on their wedding day.
They fell in love but had a lot of family against them getting married so they did the only thing they could to be together, nan got pregnant.

They went on to have 6 girls and a boy, my mum has told me stories of how happy they were and
Grandad (who I sadly never met as he died when my mum was 14) had the most bright blue eyes (my cousin K has beautiful blue eyes so maybe she inherited them from him. It was his job as a game keeper that he got weil's disease and never recovered.
My nan always a strong lady had to bring up 3 young (my uncle S was only a baby ) children on her own.
She never bothered with another man again but concentrated on giving all the love she could to the family.
As she grew older she never complained of aches or pains, she never judged me when I got pregnant at 171/2 and left my bully boyfriend to go home, in fact we had a long talk and she told me if I wanted to talk she would be there for me.
This pic is my nan and Aunt P, I always laugh at this pic as nan looks a bit stern.
I know she loved going over to Canada to see My lovely Aunt M and my cousin J.

 I can not belive she went to be with my Grandad nearly 27 years ago, I still miss her so much especially on our birthday.
My nan like things neat and tidy and knew just where everything was, you could blindfold her and she would be able to go to what she wanted, I have the same habbit, I can go in the dark and know exactly where my work T-shirts are and were my good t-shirts are.

My nan has always been my strength and Im sure she keeps me going when sometime I just want to give up. After all if she could go through what she did then I can cope in today's world after all I am her birthday present :)


I am going to do a give away tomorrow to thank you for sticking with me (was going to be today but after writing this Im a bit sad) so until tomorrow.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

My new fabric and more bags :)

I was very lucky to be the 1st ten people to upload a quilt a magazine and this little bundle is what I got :) it is kinda 30ish and vey pretty.  I now need to find a nice bag pattern to show it off :)

 I wanted to try a new quilt block rather than just squares and I have been looking at MissouriQuiltCo You Tube videa's for a while now and LOVE them :)
These are my 1st attempts at this tutorial
I need a bit more practice but they are so easy to do I don't mind doing that lol.

I am so in love with this fabric, it was just by look ing for the deep purple Lava fabric that I came across this lovely fabric seller

 I had made another Amelie bag but did not have enough of the purple fabric to do the handles (I had brought it off Ebayand could not find it again) so when I put in a searce on Google Tabbycat came up and boy does she have some wonderful fabrics and every colour of the Makower Lava and I just had to have the red and also this beautiful red Cascade from FabricFreedom.
 The purple is a lot richer in colour than it has come out in the pic' I didn't get a photo of the bag I made before giving it to my friends mum, she wanted a bag with lots of pockets for her art stuff.

The fabric below is some I got in Cromford Quiltessentials shop, this too is more (what I would call anyway) Autumn red

This fabric is Moda Terrain by Kate Spain :)

Another Amelie bag, I never get fed up making these :)

I brought this fabric last year and wanted a pattern to show it off so I knew a Keyka Lou pattern would be great. This is called Half Moon bag, I think I have most of Michelle's patterns now and they are very easy to do :)

The button is one I found in my button box

I had just enough of the Moda fabric left to use as the lining :)
This may look a small bag but boy does it hold a lot :)

To end this long list I have been useing up my scraps and made this 4 sqaure block.
All my scraps have been sorted into colours so the next 4 will be black and white with a little red in some and maybe I will have enough to make a quilt :)

A closer look :)
Hope to post something special tomorrow as I very much appreciate you dropping by :) :)

Monday, 6 February 2012

Right, this time I am keeping my blog up to date, no more faffing :)

I have given myself a good kicking and will now keep you all up to date with my sewing :)
I have been making some more bags and useing up my scraps to start a scrappy quilt (pics tomorrow when Ive found the camera).

My new job is brill, the fastest 2 hours ever lol.

This week I have a special birthday but more on that later in the week as I have something special to sort 1st lol.
 I just want to thank you (if anyone is still there lol) for still staying with me :)

More to come tomorrow :) till then keep warm and well
Sue xx