pining for pincushions

modflowers: pincushion by Deborah Fisher

Sewing requires equipment. The basics, like scissors, needles and thread and a sewing machine, are essential. There is also, of course, the ever-present temptation to spend every last penny on fabric. But then there are all the other bits of kit that, whilst … Continue reading

the thrill of the make

modflowers: Liberty dolls

People often talk about the thrill of the chase. But for me, it’s all about the thrill of the make. When it all comes together, making is the best thing in the world. I’ve just completed the latest batch of Liberty dolls, … Continue reading

handmade dolls deadline day

modflowers: Liberty girls finished!

Making dolls is a pleasure. Normally I meander through the process a bit. It’s just how I tend to work… I sort of multitask consecutively, if that makes any sense. I sit down and do a bit of sewing, a bit … Continue reading

turned out nice – eventually

twirly corsages - 3 560

It is a good feeling indeed to finish off jobs that need finishing off. I have never been a particularly good finisher-off-er. I’m the sort that gets all enthused by a project and gets stuck in, only to then get … Continue reading

tiny steps

So life with a dog continues… I never appreciated, as a child, the work my mum put into turning our dogs into the well behaved, well trained, well adjusted creatures they all were. But I tell you what, I do … Continue reading

learning to let go

Sometimes it’s hard to let go. I like making Artists Trading Cards. You may remember, I made some before. I still have the ones I received in the previous swap I entered. They are, I think, tucked down the side of the … Continue reading