I’ve loved coordinating fabrics and trims for as long as I can remember,
watching my Mum sew clothes for my brothers and I,
making my own as teenager
designing and sewing clothes for my two daughters.
Although I made my first cloth doll over 10 years ago,
I still clearly recall the buzz of excitement I felt.
The fun I had coordinating fabrics,
decorating the hem with daisy stitch,
planning the next one....
It was a sheer delight escaping the bounds of zippers and button closures.
Who knew that first doll would lead to my own range
decorations to make for Christmas and other special events
and of course dolls.
Felt is one of my favourite mediums to work with.
It is very forgiving, looks gorgeous appliquéd
and combines beautifully with needle punch.
Looking at the picture you’d think I’ve always had a preference for red,
but not so,
when fabric shopping,
I’d always head for the greens.
I couldn’t understand a girlfriends obsession with red until I made a red basket lattice quilt.
It looked fantastic and I’ve been totally addicted ever since!
So much so,
I make a new red & white quilt each year.
This is last year’s quilt above, finished now.
There’s a pattern coming
and it will be available after the
Christmas in July workshop.
Simple and quick
is the type of project I enjoy the most.
Your buttons and decorations ,Barb, make the simplest project look gorgeous.
Last Christmas I couldn’t resist trying out your
white December Santa,
Bush tree on my existing Pattern Festive Trinkets.
Yes and as you can see, I love stitching on red fabric too....
Thank you Marg for taking time out of your tight work schedule now as you prepare for the Quilt Market In Melbourne in April.
I hope lots of people can make the shows you will be eventing in this year and doing hands on workshops and see how these gorgeous designs look in the real !!!