Saturday, February 28, 2009


My order of batiks arrived yesterday, such gorgeous colors! I use these (plus some silks) for the appliques on pillows,etc. I have a pillow in mind- a pretty deep sea blue hand dyed wool for the background and appliques in all the yellow and orange batiks.I am not much of a 'blue' person, but my favorite colors of yellow and orange go so well with it I use it when I can. My other plan is for a simple, pieced table runner that I hope will somewhat resemble an enamel on copper piece I recently saw. Beautiful! My problem is getting started. I hate to cut into such gorgeous fabric until I'm absolutely positive.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

OWOH winner

The OWOH giveaway is over and what fun! I want to thank everyone who participated and those who visited my blog. Big thanks to Lisa for all the hard work sponsoring and organising this event. The winner of my pincushion is Niki at Nostalgia at the Stonehouse. If you haven't seen her blog you must take a look, especially if you love a vintage cottage look, which I do. I have included her in my Blogs I Like on the right sidebar so just give a click. Again, thanks! Debra

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Crochet Tutorial

My current project is a crochet tutorial on 1000markets in the Village market blog for next week. I custom made this bag for a customer awhile back and thought I'd make a smaller version I can put up for sale. Crochet and embroidery are two of my favorite things to do and combining the two makes for wonderful results. I'm going to give the instructions for two of the simpler flowers including materials used on the Village blog.Check it out next week by going to , click on markets and visit the Village or just click on the Village badge on the right sidebar here. Hope everyone is enjoying the OWOH event, I've visited lots of blogs I will be returning to and thank everyone who has left a comment on mine. Such fun!