Folksy Friday - Pretty Patchwork

I've been thinking of making something to use up some of my fabric stash and patchwork would be the ideal way to use up some of the smaller pieces of fabric. Also because Little L likes to have a go on the sewing machine she could help out with this. I don't think that I have enough fabric to make a large quilt so I'll have to have a think on what we can make.
For this weeks Folksy Friday I have picked some of the lovely patchwork items available on Folksy.

I love that vintage linen have been reused to make this bag

Patchwork pillowcases

Bright patchwork book cover

The fabrics used on this cot quilt are so pretty

A handy tote bag

I hope you liked this weeks selection
Have a great weekend

Folksy Friday - Signs Of Spring

No, not had any here yet. There was even a light sprinkling of snow as I took Little L to school yesterday morning. Usually at this time of year the flowers on my pampas grass are being stripped bare by birds for nest building but even those are still intact. (Our plants are in the back garden, I've heard what having these plants is supposed to mean)
The Folksy Friday theme this week is Spring.

Snowdrop egg cup

Sterling silver and freshwater pearl bird nest necklace


Stained glass daffodil suncatcher

Primrose posy pin

Blackbird's nest lino print

I hope you like this weeks selection
Have a great weekend

Folksy Friday - Let It Snow

Well even though there was plenty of weather warnings I was still a bit surprised when I woke to see that we had snow during the night. If we get any it is usually not enough to stick to the ground so I was just expecting the icy part of the weather.

Opie loves snow but needs to wrap up warm so I crocheted him this neck warmer to keep him snuggly in the snow.
This week's Folksy Friday theme is snow.

Ceramic candle holder

Silver snowflake necklace

Glass snowflake ornament

Miniature snowy cottage

Snowflake hoop earrings

Thank you for looking at this weeks selection
Have a great weekend

Folksy Friday - Storage Solutions

Little L has been on school holiday this week and she spent most of the days de-cluttering her bedroom. This was her own idea as she feels that she has outgrown a lot of her toys. She has done a good job too and manage to clear out 7 bags and one large tub of toys.  The stuff she no longer wants then gets passed on to our relations for their children and a children's hospice.  
The Folksy Friday theme this week is storage.

 Shelves are an invaluable means of storage in our house. These cloud shelves would look lovely in a nursery.

The Icon Workshop
I love this display shelf to store cars. Little L keeps her cars in a big bucket that used to store icing (my Mum used to work in a bakery)

This is a great way to display to display Lego figures 

Tatts Treasures
Drawstring bags come in useful for storing bits and bobs. Little L still uses one that I made for my oldest boy almost 20 years ago. I love the applique work on this one.

Pallet Earth
This wooden chest would be an ideal toy box or handy place to keep bedding.

Ruby Gingham
I like lovely nautical print on this fabric basket

I hope you liked this weeks selection.
Have a great weekend

Horror Film Embroidery

As you will know if you have read this blog for a while, I love horror films and books and recently I made a couple of embroideries inspired by this interest of mine. 

This first one features quotes and taglines along with a little picture to represent the film. It wasn't something that I planned out and just popped some calico in an embroidery hoop and penciled on the wording as I went along (this is why things are not evenly spaced)

I quite like the little shark and fangs but I should have made these a bit bigger to fill the space.

It was a fun trying to decide which pictures and quotes to use as I went along but if I were to make another I would make an embroidery pattern.

The next one I made is a dessert tub from the 80's film, The Stuff. 

Both have been covered with felt at the back.

Folksy Friday - In The City

After our little trip in to Manchester earlier this week I decided to chose a city theme for this weeks Folksy Friday and show just a few of the prints which are available on Folksy.

Sheffield poster print

Edinburgh city skyline

Chester Eastgate clock print

Royal Albert Hall, London signed giclee print

Manchester pride parade

I hope you liked this weeks selection.
Have a great weekend.

Valentine's Day In Manchester

Anders managed to book Valentine's Day off work so we nipped in to Manchester. It's always a treat to go on our own because we like different parts of the city to the children. They would happily stay in the Arndale Centre all day while we tend to favor the Northern Quarter. I think that harks back to my younger days when I'd jump on a train most weekends just to go and rummage around Afflecks.
Opie was dropped off at my Mum's for a day of being spoilt rottten then we set off. It was spitting with rain when we arrived but I wasn't prepared for the bitterly cold wind, it was freezing.

Some street art that we spotted near the car park.

The first thing we did was look for a building which was used in a film (Habit) that we watched last year. I wanted a photo because you never know how long these old building will remain. 
Then we were off for a wander around.

In to the Empire Emporium to rummage through the vinyl and books.

I went in here to look for books but there was more porn than paperbacks.

Then off to Afflecks (I'll never get used to all those stairs)

I love this sculpture of Pan/faun from Pan's Labyrinth. It was created by local artist Lee Nolan using recycled rubbish from bins and skips. It was featured in an exhibition last year but now has a permanent home in Afflecks.

On the way by to the car I spotted this door, a bit of a gaudy colour and the graffiti does it no favours but the lion heads reminded me of the gargoyle door knockers from the film Labyrinth.

We had a great day even if we did get bit wet and windswept.