Saturday, 12 February 2011

Coast - A day at Hope & Elvis

On Saturday I was lucky enough to get a last
minute place on the Hope & Elvis workshop
called Coast.

The studio is full of inspiration ...

and things from the past.

There are cases full of fabric, buttons, lace, and papers
to choose from.

Last year, while in Cornwall, I collected some sea
glass. At last I have found a way to display
some of it.

I then moved on to this picture transfer.
Picking fabrics that complemented it.

Louise showed us how to make pocket inserts
so I had a go myself.

But now what should I make it into?

I decided on a cuddle cushion in the end with buttons
and a cosy pocket to keep my hands warm
while watching tv.

Then I started to rummage through the driftwood.

I had chosen this selection of fabric to work with.

Perfect for a sailing boat don't you think?

Bunting and sails ...

tied onto the driftwood ...

and part sewn, part glued onto a
feather cushion covered in an old
woollen blanket.

Not the most practical thing I've made
but I love it all the same.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Love Daisy xxx


  1. Gosh you have made some lovely and very creative items. Love the idea of the cuddle cushion.

    Pretty amazing workshops too.Thanks for the inspiration. Pam x

  2. The cushions are ab fab !

  3. These look amazing! Your flare for creativity has really shone through. I'd love to go on that course, Louise really does inspire you doesn't she :) xx

  4. Thanks everyone. Had great fun making them. x

  5. Hi there!
    Just found your blog and i LOVE your rag dolls!
    I run a rag doll hospital down here in south Wales from my 17th cottage in a tiny village in the open welsh country side.
    I too make rag dolls ,teddy bears an vintage inspired dolly clothes,NOT bad for a 29 year old guy LOL! it's great to find a fellow Brit who does the whole Primitive Shabby Chic thing too :-)
    My passion is the old style Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls, and yes i too am ADDICTED to Country Living Magazine, Love it!
    Keep up your awsome work, and please pay my blog a visit , i am a bit of a newbie to Blog land lol!
    Take Care
    RS x

  6. Love the rag dolls and the sea glass picture.
    Have you read "Sea Glass" by Anita Shreve? A book that stays with you long after you have read the last page.
    Carol xx

  7. No Carol I haven't but I will keep a look out for it. Thanks for popping by and sharing.
    Daisy x