Friday, 10 February 2012

Lots of handmade loveliness

Hello lovely bloggy friends,i hope you are all well and thankyou so much for all my followers ,i feel ive been neglecting the blogging world of late ,time seems to run by so quickly,another half term upon us and already in february
We have had quite a bit of snow this week and its been sooo cold,its been amusing watching the little ducks slipping and sliding across the pond ,its amazing how they keep warm ,i often look out through the cold winter night and see them on the frozen pond sitting there looking quite happy really ,as much as i love the snow and cozy winter evenings by the fire im always ready for spring,summer the light evenings and longer days,the warmth of the sun,bbqs and sitting in the garden but looking out now it seems a long way off ,somehow winter makes us feel slugish we eat more ,excersise less ,well actually not at all ! and comfort food like stews and dumplings are the norm,not a bad thing though !! I have lots of lovely handmades to show you this week,ive been quite busy,heres what ive been making
Handmade bags
Patchwork cushions
Handmade aprons
Handmade bags
Patchwork tea cozys
Heart garlands
All these homemakes and more are on my facebook page which ive been busy setting up lately so please pop over and have a look,the link is at the top of the page and a big thankyou to Heather at "The patchwork heaert " for all her help xx
My plan is to try and use up my fabric stash i have so much that i really dont need anymore ,im really trying hard to try and get my little buisness off the ground,i have an accountant friend who has been giving me some great advice,so the plan is to try not to buy anymore wool or fabric and try to use up what i have
I have lots of books for inspiration
wool projects planned
Always patchwork projects on the go
Never enough cushions so more to make to sell and to keep
Ive also been making wedding bunting,heart garlands and favour bags
I made this playmat for an order
My own little handmade labels
Pretty bunting with lace,well i think thats all i have for now ,thankyou to all my followers ,im so pleased i have so many and i really appreciate your interest and comments so thankyou ,much love francine xx


  1. I just love all your patch work. You and I have a lot in common. I just love all of your fabric choices.

  2. Wow you have been more than busy you have been flying ;-) Love the patchwork cushions the fabrics you use are lovely i have made a few for my own home. Your bunting is so pretty with the lace edging what a great idea with the white one for weddings. Your aprons are gorgeous and so are the tea cosys. Good luck with selling im sure you will do well. Have you tried selling on etsy? dee x

  3. Oh yes you have made some very lovely things!x

  4. Wow, you have been busy. All your fabric is so pretty. I love seeing other people's crafty spaces. Makes me feel more "normal" haha! xx

  5. Such gorgeous makes, you must be glued to your sewing machine! I adore your handmade bags, you always use such striking fabric... I LOVE IT!!
    I know what you mean about neglecting the blogging world, there are just not enough hours in the day are there? I always look forward to your inspiring posts though!!!

    Much love

    Louise xx

  6. Oh my goodness, my head is spinning with how productive you've been! Do you have little elves to help you?!!

    Your makes are just gorgeous - I particularly love all your bags.

    Your blog is just so colourful and pretty.


  7. hello
    you makes wonderful things.i love it all.
    i love your colorful blog.
    have a nice weekend,
    greetings from cold germany,

  8. Your business idea sounds exciting...wishing you lots of luck with that.
    Love coming to visit,so much eye candy...gorgeous makes!
    Happy weekend and keep warm! :0)

  9. Your fabric and yarn are so beautiful, I love all the colors. Your sewing machine must be smokin' hot from all that sewing! Really like your bags. Take care!

  10. Hey there busy bee! All is lovely as usual! ♥

  11. You always post such pretty things wish I could crochet yours looks lovely.Bags are lovely and the wedding bunty is beautiful.Love Jill xx

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous in particular the bags. I liked you on Facebook as I really do like all your flabby makes x

  13. Oh My! You have been busy!! I love everything you have made - but my favourite is definitely the patchwork apron!

    BTW - I am a new follower.

  14. Wow, wow and wow again!!! You really HAVE been busy - and making such gorgeous things!!! I really couldn't pick out a favourite.....

  15. Wow is right! My goodness you are busy and oh so very talented in the crafty department. Good for you! How I do wish I would have learned to sew. Wishing you all the best and much success. Tammy

  16. Hi,Francine.You are a crafty sew and sew!!Such major loveliness...
    Just wanted to let you know about the next Vintage Fair near Thirsk.You commented on my blog that you would like to go.If you do we could meet and have a chat.Ive sent the details to lemonade Kitty who lives near Thirsk too.This is the email jackie sent me...
    Thirlby Village Hall ( postcode YO7 2DJ ) Sunday March 4th, 10am to 4pm.
    Banish the winter blues
    At this time of year we need something bright and colourful to light up the dark winter days and give us a sense of well being.
    Be inspired by...
    A celebration of colour to brighten up your home.
    A treasure trove of vintage homewares and painted furniture along with beautiful homemade pieces arranged in inspirational displays.
    Ideas for lovely and unusual Mothers Day gifts.
    Tea and delicious homemade cakes served on pretty vintage crockery.
    Spring is just around the corner.
    Anne x

    Hope you can make it, and would you please mention it to any one else that might be interested.

  17. So many lovely patchwork projects, your post is a real treat! You have been very busy, and I'm sure your lovely things will sell like hot cakes!
    Have a happy week.
    Helen x

  18. What a beautiful blog, so many pretty makes, love all your patchwork cushions.

  19. I've been blog hopping and just found your lovely blog! So full of inspiration. We seem to like very similar things. I'm going to become a follower. I'm off to click the join button! Take care. Deb.

  20. I just adore visiting your blog! Always so many pretty, happy things to feast my eyes on!