Monday, 23 November 2015

Herbs and other medicinal plants

After making the enchanted forest skirt I decided to spend all weekend making myself a skirt. I really intended  to go along the forest design idea but as my keen interest in medicinal plants this last year I decided to make this one for me instead. It has fifteen different plants and herbs listed some with educational qualities of the plants listed. It's mainly has green and purple in it, my favourite colours. It might not be everyone's cup of tea as they say but I truly love it! It's very personal to me. I made it on a heavy denim vintage skirt too, ideal for these colder days.
On a slightly different note I'd like to congratulate my eldest daughter who ran her first half marathon yesterday, in the frost and cold weather too. Well done! She will be running the London marathon next year.

Friday, 20 November 2015

The Enchanted Forest

I have been working on this skirt for weeks now but I am pleased to say it is now all finished and ready to buy. This skirt includes all my personal favourites like trees, acorns, mushrooms, pumpkins and a variety of woodland animals like deer, foxes, hares, owls just to name a few. 

I have called it the enchanted forest and you can imagine yourself walking through the forest looking up at the tree branches as you hear the leaves rustling under your feet looking out to spy all the forest creatures hiding near by. I think I might have to make myself a version of this skirt for me to wear!

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Baby clothing

I now have a range of baby / toddler patchwork clothing available, this one is simply called Poppy and is for ages 9-12 months. More to follow shortly.

Sunday, 15 November 2015

A truly English country cottage herb garden dress

Today I have been busy sewing away and made this herb patchwork dress. It is called "Parsely, sage, rosemary and thyme". It is designed on an English country cottage herb garden, and has eleven herbs with vintage fabrics too.

It is a size 10/38 and is now listed in my etsy shop. The main colours are purple, yellow, green, cream and blue.


Yesterday I finished my first upcycled denim pinafore dress. The patchwork design is based on a sunflower field. The materials include vintage lace and corduroy.

All now available on Etsy.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Poppy fields

My second patchwork poppy skirt is now finished and listed in my shop. This poppy skirt has a variety of different poppy flowers on it and is on a flared denim upcycled skirt.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Wild poppies

Here is my second Wear Your Garden skirt. This is the first poppy skirt finished, I have another poppy one almost finished. The skirt includes a patchwork of different poppies which will feel like you are walking in the poppy fields.
The skirt is now listed in my shop.

Friday, 6 November 2015

"Wear your garden" series

I have branched out and added a new section to my little etsy shop which is a series of upclcyed and recycled denim skirts that I've patch worked with floral designs out of vintage fabrics and textiles  for the "wear your garden" series. The first one is now listed in my shop but I have more to follow shortly all within the floral range.

Gypsy bohemian skirts always appealed to me, I have my old patchwork skirt that comes out every winter and is now about 20 years old, but it's like wearing a quilt so it keeps you so warm. These 
skirts include a rainbow of colours so each one will be indivually unique.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

One foggy morning in November

November has crept up on us once again as October slips away quietly. The fog had come rolling in this morning making the sunlight struggle to break through.

The lorry stands still while the trees and the ever growing grass grow taller. The bottle brick build has been tucked away until the spring flowers push through. The ground is covered with the autumnal confetti
And the lonely chestnut tree reaches up for the last time as the winter approaches for it is due to be cut back in order to try and save it next year
Fires are lit and I feel today might be a chickpea and cauliflower curry day as I sit by the fireside with the three dogs. Where did this year go and what have I done that's worth while?