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Toy Box

One of my recent little jobs was to re-cover this toy box and it proved to be a little trickier than expected. Although once I got going it turned out great.


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Best of Friends continued

From a previous blog that can be seen here, yesterday I went and put up the curtains and pelmet made from the lovely material called Best of Friends by Harlequin. I think the fabric choice was perfect for a little girls bedroom. The curtains had interlining to stop any drafts coming in through the window and blackout lining to stop any light coming through. Going by Isla’s big smile when she saw them its safe to say she liked them, especially the glittery detail on the fabric.


Best of Friends

Excited to be starting a new pair of curtains today with this lovely children’s fabric by Harlequin called best of friends. Going to look great when they’re finished.

Best of friends



Oink Oink!

For this client you could clearly tell they were a pig lover. I instantly knew that a fabric by Voyage Decoration called Oink would be the perfect choice and would fit in very well with the rest of the house.

Roman Blinds and cushions

With fabric left over I was also able to make them some matching cushions to go with the blinds.


Triple Pleat Curtains

These are the latest curtains that I have made for a client. The fabric used was Dotty Berry by Clarke and Clarke with a blackout lining as they are for the bedroom.

Triple pleatAll curtains and headings are done by hand giving them their unique touch, the triple pleat heading adds something different to the room than the normal pencil pleat heading. I also think it works particularly well with this fabric.

Triple pleat

Feature Wall

With spring nearly upon us it’s time to start giving rooms a bit of a re-vamp. If you have a plain wall you want to liven up then this can be a great idea to make it more of a feature wall. All you need is some fabric in whatever style and colour you like and an array of embroidery rings in different sizes.

Back of embroidery ring

All you need to do is loosen off the larger ring so the smaller one comes off then simply place your chosen fabric over the small ring lining it up making sure any patterns are level and straight. Once you are happy with the position place the larger ring over the top and tighten the screw. Next turn over the ring so you can see the back then all that needs to be done is trim the fabric off as seen above.

Feature Wall

 Once you have made as many as you like you can then display them similar to above placing them where you like. They can be closer together or spread out a bit more if covering a larger wall.


If you want to add a bit more detail you can appliqué different shapes or even add detail such as buttons or sequins.

Molly and her new dog bed

Molly received her new dog bed today for when she goes to work.Molly on her new dog bed

The fabric chosen was Voyage Remus Cranberry by Voyage Decoration. I made the bed using a deep box cushion providing Molly with that extra comfort while she is hard at work.Molly

But it seems Thalia decided that she wanted to use it too!


I made this noticeboard for my friend and her new dog grooming salon Annabel’s Country Canines. I used a fabric called Hollyfield by Ashley Wilde. This would also be great in an office or a bedroom to keep letters and notes tidied away.

notice board
They’re simple to make, all you need is a canvas in any size, your main fabric, interlining in the same size to give a bit of padding and a staple gun. Then with the interlining then fabric on top line it up to where you want it and staple in place. You can add extras such as ribbon and buttons to make it look pretty.

Ollie Owl

This Ollie Owl fabric from Prestigious Textiles would be great for a children’s room or nursery.