April 2013

The prints are lovely, such a good offer.


What more can I say, really. Sooooo long since I posted here (shame, shame) but I haven’t been completely idle.
The Wow of the title is for one of the things that’s happened since I last posted – I’ve completely revamped my website.
It is easier to navigate now and it’s also a much smoother buying process. Please come over and let me know what you think.

To celebrate the new launch I’ve decided to do a give away. It’ll work like this…
Pop over to my Facebook page and like it.

Like me to Win!

With that done (or of course if you’ve already Liked my page before) leave your details here (so I can link the two) and you’ll be entered into a prize draw. I’ll draw the winner at the end of April and the winner will get an A3 poster of an image of their choice from my website.

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I can’t believe it is April already. It is still so cold in the UK that it seems like summer will never arrive. Here we are a week in to April and we are still going out wrapped in scarves, hats and gloves. Last weekend we went on an Easter egg hunt with the grandchildren in the gardens of  beautiful  Chippenham Park, near Newmarket. It was dry but really cold. The grounds of this stately home are lovely and it was great fun trying to find hidden wooden rabbits, which are then swopped for a  chocolate egg. I even managed to find a golden rabbit, which gave my granddaughter a star prize of a large Lindt Golden Bunny. She was thrilled. Chippenham Park  I love these bronze boxing hare sculptures by the side of the lake.

Boxing hare sculptures

The Embroidery Crazy website has been updated with new machine embroidery designs for April and the  downloadable free designs for April are available. There is this spring flower trug design, perfect for home decor items. FlowerTrug

There is a new butterfly design which would look pretty on both clothing and home makes.


There is also a castle in the fantasy section and some fish. The free designs are this pretty campanula flower design.


I love the blue bell shaped flowers. There is also a cute little duckling.

As it is still so cold of course I was busy sewing yesterday. I made this backpack for my pirate loving grandson, who will be four on Friday.

Jo's backpackAlthough I make lots of bags, it was quite challenging as I have never sewn piping round a bag before and I also had to make the piping first. I am quite pleased with the end result though, as I like the red against the blue of the pirate fabric.

At least while it is freezing outside I have lots of time to sew!!