Sunday, 22 April 2012

Julie Arkell - Daisy made a scene

I had a fantastic time yesterday at 
on a Julie Arkell workshop.

As always Julie brought lots of inspiration with her.

These are all individual brooches that,
when placed together, make a scene.

Such a lovely lamby.

A patchwork rabbit house.

A wonderful daisy chain.
I will definitely be making one of these!

Tic-toc watch brooches...

and a 'dear heart'.

Each piece of Julies work is beautifully hand stitched.

A flower brooch with a patchwork centre.

Isn't it lovely?

A flutterby.

Here is my scene.
I bought one of Julies rabbits
and made her a summer cloud,
a tree, a toadstool and a daisy of course.

Another bunny made by Julie...

a large flower...

These fabrics are so precious.

Finally for today this is the little rabbit
that Julie was wearing.
Cute or what?

If you would like to see more of Julies work 
she has an exhibition on here.
Thanks for reading.
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
Daisy xxx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Daisy's catch up - The week of the lurgy

I seem recently to have lost my bloggy words.
I have no explanation or excuse.
Just a loss of bloggy words.
I did manage to take photos though.
So the next few posts will be a catch up of
the last month or so and I begin with the 
week of the lurgy.
I got a horrible cold and conjunctivitis 
and spent two days with no energy in the comfy chair.
I missed a visit to the Country Living Fair so
to cheer myself up I had a sort and a play with
my bestest bits.

I tidied up the fabrics into piles

Separated the ribbons and buttons...

the small snippets of fabric (which I can never throw away!)

and the threads and lace.

Then I started to make.
This treasured bit of quilt was rediscovered in the tidy up.
So I embroidered some lovely words on it and hung it on the wall.

A Jessie Chorley inspired clock brooch made with
an antique quilt and some floral vintage fabric.

I also made a little rabbit from another piece of quilt and some
vintage linen.
Inspired this time by Julie Arkell.

Another bunny with a knitted jumper.

Then finally I made this brooch with vintage fabric and buttons.

What have you been making lately my bloggy friends?
Daisy xxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Daisy sorts the bedroom

I've been in a 'sorty' kind of mood today.
I had two shelves that needed putting up
and nowhere to put my collection of bags.
Ah ha!

It was a little tricky as the shelf, being quite old,
 was bowed in places and I'm no expert with a drill.

But it seems to have worked.
I do love fabric bags...

Can you spot the mini Poppy Treffry ?
And my pink Zatchel satchel.

Do you remember when I gave this little beauty a
  makeover ?

It's been sitting around on the floor since then
waiting patiently for a space to live.
Today was the little shelves moving in day.

Back to the bags for a close up shots of
the scrummy fabric.

 Finally a wider angled shot
and you have not seen the unpacked
boxes under the stool have you?
Good :)

All finished and tidy,
for a while at least!

Next job - patchwork curtains!

See you soon.
Daisy xxx

Monday, 9 April 2012

The day Daisy met Lucey from Lemonade Kitty

I recently took a trip up to York
to meet my lovely blogger friend from
I treated myself to a first class upgrade
and had breakfast as the sunshine
shone through the window.

The daffodils were out in full force...

and the rain stayed away.

First stop was Cath Kidston
where we tried on lots of clothes
and ooh-ed and ahh-ed over
many beautiful things.
I love this wallpaper.

Handbags galore...

and the most wonderful changing room
curtain made using a quilt.

A Great British display.

Lucey then gave me a fabulous tour of all the best
shops in York.
We stopped for lunch at Betty's
This pic is part of their Easter window display.

I have to admit we spent so much time chatting
that neither of us took many photos!
Here is a quick snap of some original shutters.

And here we are in a vintage clothes shop
where the owner kindly took a photo of us together.

Too soon it was time to go home.
We had such a lovely day together 
and we got on so well.
I hope it will be the first of many meetings.
I hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday
Monday despite the awful weather.
Lots of love
Daisy xxx