Unfortunatley my daughter didn't and she thought I looked like Claude from the Raggy dolls. I will leave you to decide which I looked like for yourselves, but I think she may actually have a point!!! ??
These are my two fabulous and beautiful daughters , One went as 60's barbie and the other as Bride Barbie, I wonder if you can tell who was who? haha
On the creative front I have been having a go at my first ever quilt. I have dabbled a bit before but I have been rather slap dash so I haven't got very far, but I have spent a long time researching quilt making and so have taken it all a bit more seriously this time.
These are the blocks I have made up, I have yet to put them together, I am just sorting out the order and then I will attach them all together,
If you look closely you may be able to see a seaside theme in the patterns I have chosen, there is a reason for this, but thats something I will tell you about another day.
In doing research I picked up a few tips, I use a bit of masking tape in my machine to be able to keep my 1/4 inch seam allowance as accurate as possible.
Also setting up the ironing board next to my machine was also a huge time saver when making up the blocks, as every seam had to be pressed.
I can see why quilts are so expensive having not had any spare material I had to buy it all in. I did find a wonderful quilting shop in somerset, called Midsummers Quilts and they had a huge supply of materials, I bought the white material as an off cut/end of roll from Dunelm, so before even buying the wadding or backing material, it has cost me a good £25 and I also invested in a rotary cutter and quilters ruler/guide, but to be honest I think they were essential and hopefully will last if I ever do another one.
so watch this space to see the actual blocking and quilting
I aslo have a new love of my life............
I am driving everywhere as I just love her!! maybe the novelty will wear off soon..... but I doubt it :-)
I have been teaching a bit at the Blue room in Nailsea, but have decided I am not really up to it, and don't feel I am doing the lessons or students justice. So for the time being I am not going to continue. I will finish the batch I have signed up for and then I will look again at doing some workshops maybe later in the year.