Thank you for all your amazing feedback on last week's post about Barbara Hepworth - it's always great to hear from you. I promised a project this week’s inspired by her work – did you guess what it would be? Squares with Two Circles 1963 Yes - it's the holes!! I am so fascinated by … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – the Hepworth project
The first artist in our New Year, New Inspiration series (read last week’s post for more information) is Barbara Hepworth. This week we’ll share a bit about this amazing artist, and next week we’ll have a project for you inspired by her work. Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) is widely recognised as one of the most important … Continue reading New Year, New Inspiration – Barbara Hepworth
Happy New Year! Do you make New Year's Resolutions? Many quilters and crafters do, but so often it's about finishing UFOs, or using up stash before buying more fabric, or keeping our sewing spaces tidy. Necessary (perhaps) but not the most exciting. And after 2020 we think we all need something to look forward to. … Continue reading New Year – New Inspiration
I showed you an empty Advent Tree when I posted an introduction to this year's Twelve Days of Christmas and here it is on Christmas Eve. Fabulous @hilarynott. what a lucky grandson. Happy Christmas!
Christmas Eve - hopefully the decorations are up, your stockings are out for Father Christmas and you've completed your Christmas craft projects. All that is left is for us to wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - when we'll be back with more ideas and inspiration for Youngish Quilters. Merry … Continue reading 12th Day of Christmas – Merry Christmas
Nothing says Christmas more than a gingerbread biscuit! I make these biscuits every year and they never fail to please. This year a have given them a sewing twist and made them into buttons. To make these delightful biscuits, you will need: 125g softened butter 125g soft brown sugar 250g plain flour 1tsp baking powder … Continue reading 11TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: BUTTON BISCUITS
The longest night of the year may now be behind us, but there's still plenty of darkness that needs brightening up. Fancy a little DIY project? It's pretty straightforward, but do ensure that you have the help of a responsible and experienced adult if you are not sure what you are doing, as some of … Continue reading 10th day of Christmas: Make a yule log
Here’s a fun project from Shabby Fabrics. It makes a beautiful ornament and it’s a good chance to get to grips with a cathedral window block! https://youtu.be/nekeaggGZzw Be warned, they are quite addictive!
Today I'd like to show you some of the Christmassy sewn decorations I've received over the past few years. I always look forward to getting these out each year and they remind me of my creative and generous friends who have made them 🙂 Nothing quite beats receiving a fabulously festive sewn or quilted item … Continue reading 8th Day of Christmas: Snow and tell
I've been busy making gift tags today to attach to all of my lovely handmade presents.They are really simple to make. All you need is: Some air drying clay A stamp (I used a festive rolling pin, but you can use anything that leaves an interesting pattern in the clay Some ribbon Some little jingle … Continue reading 7th DAY OF CHRISTMAS. GIFT TAGS