Monday, 20 June 2011


 This is "Patches", Clarence Carter, but I can't help thinking of Carole King's classic album "Tapestry"...


This is a patchwork quilt my sister and I worked on since the early 1980s! It has all sorts of printed cottons, including some original Laura Ashley offcuts - when they sold them specifically for patchwork ( a bag of scraps would set you back 70p, in 1978). The Laura Ashley designers used to go to the Textile Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum, in South Kensington, London, for inspiration. I included some more modern checks and other found pieces.
It's fab to look back on as each piece has a memory. (Feelin' like Olivia Walton now.)

This quilt was all machined and included some polyester fabrics.
Recognise "Holly Hobbie"?

G'night y'all!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Little Things Mean a Lot

I've always loved these gorgeous things - the charming naive illustration style of Polish graphics is an absolute joy. My grandmother (Babcia) used to send us these fab cards. These are from the 60s.

- my bedroom door nameplate has survived all these years, a gift from my Auntie Daisy (she had to have it specially done - oh yes!).