mary janes


About me...

It has to be, just a little stitching on something & I am happy.
My Family understand & oblige me.
Being Mum to 3 generous & kindly minded children I am constantly inspired to
stitch--a--little something for them.

I've sewn for Fashion Designers, Costume Designers, Props, Brides, Friends, Shops, Kinders & Schools but nothing gives me more satisfaction than seeing my kids settling under a Mum made blanket or wearing a "not quite right" item with pride.
I began on my Grandmothers Singer treadle under the guiding eye & hand of my Mother & are still treadling on my tired Pfaff with as much pleasure & gusto as those early days.

About my square...
"The quilt project" was something I was so keen to participate in.
It had all the right elements: stitching, community, original ideas & design, free range & a damn fine colour.
My daughters red slippers were an instant idea.
You can read more about them here.
It came together very quickly, I used Anchor stranded thread 47, red/white gingham & a plain red cotton duck.

I thoroughly enjoyed sewing my square & watching all the other participants reveal their wonderful works & imagining how they will all join together to make a very special quilt.
I'm "tipping my lid" to you Kirsty & your amazing idea.

Find me...
on my blog

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

The very first square to be returned. I love this piece so much, the little chubby legs & the scrumply tights & the beautiful Mary Jane slippers too.