Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello everyone, after a long, long gap between posts! I have now retired (and enjoying having no deadlines!) but there are still patterns for sale and who knows, there may be a new design every now and then! I no longer have a website, but you can find me on Facebook and, of course, find out about any news from this blog. Most of my patterns are at special prices, so take no notice of pricing in previous posts.
Green Farm Village is a pattern designed around the memories of where my Mum grew up in Wales. The Lodge is where they lived on Green Farm Lane just outside Cardiff. St. George's is the 13th century church where Mum and Dad were married just after WW2.
Completed size when finished is 60" X 70", but you could use individual blocks to make a smaller quilt or wall hanging.
Pattern price is $13 (Australia) or $21 (International). Payment is by Australia Post money order or Paypal (I will send a money request).
Happy stitching!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

"Arctic Antics" is now available, go to teddlywinks for further details.
I had fun embellishing with Swarovski crystals - it gives the snowflakes a lovely glittery, snowy appearance.
Cheeky polar bears!
More ideas on the way, not enough time in the day!
P.S. I'm in love with Cottage Garden threads!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Sew Sweet

"Sew Sweet" is the name of this little wall hanging. I have worked out a way of using mylar for the needleturn applique heart - it is a heat-proof plastic (space age technology!) that can be ironed. This creates a lovely smooth and crisp edge that is so easy to stitch to the background fabric. The added bonus is that mylar can be used again for more hearts! Instructions are in the pattern.
For details go to Teddlywinks, Ebay or Etsy.
Happy stitching!
P.S. Sean and Josh went to Tesselaars Tulip Festival yesterday and this is what they brought home for me! I have to wait to see what colour they are - there are at least three buds.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Bits and Bobs

"Bits and Bobs" - a new pattern, with three little projects included. Ladybird Pocket, Busy Bee Pin Cushion and Itty Bitty Box.
Can be used for all sorts of things, not just sewing needs!
Fun to stitch, great as gifts.
"Sew Busy Bears", "Green Farm Village" and "Christmas Song" are all now available as straight patterns.
For details got to Teddlywinks, Ebay or Etsy.
Bye for now,
P.S. The polar bears are still coming!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sweethearts Pattern

"Sweethearts" pattern is now available from Teddlywinks.
Also from Ebay or Etsy.

It's an easy quilt to make, iron-on transfers are included in the pattern. If you prefer to trace the teddies, simply turn the transfers over and trace from the back.
Happy stitching!
P.S. I think I have already said that the polar bears are coming!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Woodland Christmas

The Woodland Christmas pattern is now available with iron-on transfers. It takes the grief out of tracing!!!! Go to my website for details.
Also available from Etsy and Ebay.
Just in time to start stitching for Christmas!
P.S. Have you been following The Adventures of Ernie Dingle on Facebook?

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


"Sweethearts" is my latest design - all about diva teddies! The new range of Tilda fabrics, appropriately named "Sweetheart" is perfect for this one.
I'm completely addicted to Cottage Garden variegated threads - it's like colouring in! They work so well and give a beautiful shaded look, especially with satin stitch.
Love, love, love the dots!
The pattern will be available in a few weeks time.
P.S. This is our granddaughter Pippa. It was Sean's 7th birthday party, and she loved the cup cake birthday cake, with green icing, because Minecraft is all the rage and that was the party theme.
Pippa, however, had fun playing with the icing - just like playdough!