Monday, 9 July 2012

As promised,
 details of the two workshops i am running over the next couple of months!
would be lovely to see you,
so come along and try your hand at some sewing!!:)
Hope everyone keeps dry and gets some sun!!!!!


Saturday 14th July 2012-Come and make a apron.
Come along and have a go at making your very own apron.
All materials provided.
10.30 till 1.30
refreshments provided.
Cost - £5 deposit which goes towards all materials and then £20 to pay on the day
Saturday 11th August2012-Come and make a bag.
Come along and make a lovely handbag from recycled materials such as jumpers, scarves and skirts.
All materials provided.
10.30 til 1.30
refreshments provided.
Cost - £5 deposit which goes towards all materials and then £20 to pay on the day.
To book a place you can email me on, or phone banks mill on 01332 594170

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Hello Everybody!

Hello everybody.

Just a quick note to say i will not be on line for a couple of weeks:(
I have moved and am waiting for my Internet to be connected but will try to get on as much as possible via work and possibly the library.
However i am going to be doing two workshops and sending out details of a possible evening class to start in September!!! Hooray:)

The workshops are:-

Come and make a apron-14th July
Come and make a bag-11th August

The details and how to book a place will be posted in the next couple of days so watch this space!!!
Have a great week/weekend and try to stay dry :)


Saturday, 30 June 2012


Had a lovely morning on the workshop i did. The three ladys that came this morning were lovely and made some really nice purses out of recycled materials.
It was a pleasure to meet them and i hope we will meet again in the ftre.

This afternoons workshop was great fun. Unfortunatley i only had one lady attend this, she had been in the morning workshop and was a real pleasure to teach.
The workshop was making a cushion from recycled materials.
The finished cushion was really nice and it was decorated with some lovely buttons.
I had a really good day and met three really nice ladys:)
Hope to be starting a evening class in the next couple of months and have now booked the studio for two workshops, so watch this space!!

jayne xx 

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Baby Bumper Pack:)

Been a busy week so far.
I was given a nice little project by a friend of mine.Her niece is expecting her first baby and she loved these curtains but couldn't find any accessories to go with them. She wanted a blanket and some sheets, so asked me if i could make any thing with the curtains.
After having a look to see how big they were i set to work. The baby blanket is lightly padded, not to thick so the baby wouldn't get to hot. The sheets were easy but that left a fair bit of material left. Bags always come in handy for all those essential things you need to take out with you. The bag has a white fleecy lining with a divider inside and a pocket on the front. The personalised bunting will look nice on the wall above the cot and a small cushion with the baby's name just finishes it all of.

Close up of blanket, cushion and bunting.

Baby Bag

The whole package:)

I really enjoyed making this, it was something i hadn't done for a while, all my children are grown up and i think it will be a few years  before i become i granny!!!!
Bean bags tomorrow then samples for my workshops on Saturday.


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Week Ahead!
Busy week next week.
Making bean bags for my lace making friend, Louise, for her classes on Friday, and making some Winnie the pooh baby bedding for a friends niece.
Plus in the middle of moving!!!!!
Never a dull moment:)
Hope the weather stays good, but you know what the British weather is like:)

More Bags!

 Another selection of handmade bags.
The top two are scarf bags. These are easy to make and are quirky and fun. They both have small inside pockets and pockets on the front. Both bags have button deal on them each with tassells on the bottom of the bag. The straps are long as, being a small person, i only ever made them to my height. Lots of people are just a tiny bit taller than me:)
The third bag is made from a pair of denim trousers with red gingham sewn on to give it that extra special look!!
All these bags and many more can be seen on my face book page or website.
Happy browsing


This is one of the bags i have made in recent months. Its one of my favourites.
Made from a jumper with a diamond motif. The straps were made from the sleeves and the bag is lined with a green floral silky material. It has a pocket inside, big enough for a mobile phone and a pocket on the front, also there is a pocket on the strap, purely for show but can be used.
Three green buttons are sewn on to the top of the bag with press studs for closing.
This is a sweet little jumper bag that is big enough for a purse and diary and the odd action figure (thanks to my nine year old son:D).
Something that is different and that nobody else will have.!!!

Have fun looking at my bags.