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I’ve done a Beach Life fabric art before and totally enjoyed it and felt it was time to do another. A warm but wet day in Maketu, NZ, created the perfect mood …. Oh and a day off!

The evolution…

Highlights…

I found a beautiful frame at a second hand shop on Saturday which inspired me to make this design. Made from up-cycled linen and embroidery pieced together.

I felt the Scripture “He heals, the wounds of the broken-hearted” captured the mood of the colours … soothing, calming and gentle to the soul.

I always like to do something while watching tv in the evenings.

I recently found three balls of white wool so I started knitting the middle of a blanket. Given I don’t know how to follow a pattern I just did ‘knit’.

Then I ran out of the white so I decided to crochet some black around the edge. I didn’t love it until I purchased some grey for the final stage.

Super snugly and warm and quite pretty with the crochet frill.

So we now have the cutest grandson just living up the road ~ within walking distance. It’s so great. He is SO cute 🥰

I made him a little cushion…

(I also gave him a little book on birds which his dad, who is a super fisherman and loves nature and knows his birds, will love reading to him!)

It is a combination of free motion sewing and using my CRICUT to print and iron on the wording. I’m so pleased with the result.

~ Me and Baby Jack ~

I haven’t posted for ages. I’ve still been making things but you know what it’s like….time consuming! Ha!

Anyway, I made this the other day and sold it on Facebook Marketplace the day I finished making it for NZ$25. I was delighted that it went to a friend of my mum’s who was moving into a tiny house and thought it was just what she needed 💜

~ Free motion sewing “JUST LOVE” pillow ~

Day 3 of my Summer Holiday, with Christmas being day one. Today I felt like making something, so made this pretty little padded purse. Perfect for coins or things you might need in your handbag.

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I make these from time to time because they are so easy and fun to create … and they are super handy.

I love pulling out one of my many scrap bags and laying out the scraps to see what kind of affect I can achieve.

Simply lay out the scraps on a piece of fabric with padding and then sew up and down! Super easy and fun! Then make into a cute lined purse.

Laying out the scraps!

It doesn’t take long to add a bit of loviliness to towels in the bathroom. I don’t usually ‘bling’ the drying towels but just the ones people dry their hands on.

Also makes a great Christmas gift!

Before
After

Bye for now!

Jo x

I have been enjoying collaging little boxes (usually from the pantry) but now I had created a situation where they were starting to annoy me. Then this morning I thought, yes, I will collage an old box and put the little boxes in the box. And here is the result.

Starting with a picture of ‘the situation’…

Finding an old box…

The initial A4 and A3 paper I stuck on is one of my own designs using domain free images found on the internet.

Then I used some beautiful Michel Design Works serviettes to pull it all together

And here is the finished result…

And then I saw a bottle in my bathroom and thought, I wonder…

It’s still a bit wet so we will see what it looks like when it dries.

Quite a good start to the day I’d say!

Now what shall I do.

Take care ~ Jo x

I’ve been doing a bit of junk journalling, and using paper and collage. So yesterday, when my husband bought me some low carb Gin and Tonic and the box was so pretty I decided to collage it up…

So, take one gin and tonic carry box…

Now I just have to think about what I can put in it. I might modpodge the outside to strengthen it first though.

Hope this inspires you! ~ Jo x

I’m getting quite addicted to making these collaged window envelopes and little folders with secret pockets and places to write or tuck memories, poems, or special thoughts.

Send to someone in the post to make someone happy!

Or give as a special gift ~ tuck some money or a gift voucher into the pockets along with a special meaningful note. It’s more than just a card!

Or give to a friend to tuck into their Junk Journal.

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