Sunday, 23 March 2014

Peacock Cottage Peg Bag

Whilst blog hopping last week, I came across a blogger that had made a Bag out of a piece of fabric from Hillary's Blinds...  It was a competition entry, and the competition was still open. There's nothing like a piece of free fabric and a comp to get my mojo flowing again...  find out about the Hillarys Blinds Country Crafts competition here.

I chose the rather striking 'Bird Parade Teal' and was inspired to re-invent my Beach Hut Peg Bag, into a Cottage!

My cat was very interested in the project and of course came to inspect the fabric and the co-ordinating fabrics I had selected to make the roof, windows and door.

Not wanting to chop a bird in half a carefully positioned my pattern to incorporate mainly the 'tree' for the front and a whole bird for the back.

After making the opening in the front of the peg bag, I appliqu├ęd the door and windows, using a bit of pale blue with clouds fabric for the window panes. I added a small button for the door knob.

The roof is two strips of fabric, hemmed and sewn together and then sandwiched between the front and back whilst sewing them all together.

The whole peg bag is finished with a heart under the eaves of the roof.


And of course the Peacock in all its glory is on the back!


I'm quite pleased with the result. A fresh, bright design, fit for anyone's clothes line!

Sarah xx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Letters to the Midwife - a new book by the Family and Publishers of Call the Midwife author Jennifer Worth

Just a quick plug for my very good friend Suzannah Hart and her family's new book - 'Letters to the Midwife'.  This new book has been put together by Jennifer Worth's family and the publishers and it contains letters that were written by people who had read the 'Call the Midwife' books and were moved to write to the Author.

It also contains some lovely introductions by all of Jennifer's family and Miranda Hart.

I was lucky enough to get a sneak preview of this book when I visited the family just before Christmas, I pre-ordered a copy and it arrived today.

If you are interested here is a link to the book on Amazon... Click the picture below.

Sarah xx