Monday, 9 October 2017

Christmas quilted place mat and table runner

here is my latest project.

It is a placemat and table runner
Using makower Scandinavia Christmas fabrics.

I have made this for a December workshop at Crafters companion Evesham store

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Book folded teapot and cup

I have to apologise for not posting for awhile

I gave been extremely busy with a change of career etc

More details to follow.

However here is a book folding project which I am particularly proud of

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Monday, 8 May 2017

New screens

Tomorrow night sees a new launch
Of screens for screen sensation on ideal world 

So here is a heads up of what you can expect

The show is aimed at children with screens with
Little ones in mind

I used the bear background screen to make a new baby card and a bib with matching fabric

I hope you like.

I also had a car screen aimed for boys

Monday, 1 May 2017

Canvas art

today I have been making the most of the bank holiday and
Playing with some small canvas

I used face it stamp set by visible image
Crafters companions aqua tint inks
And brushos

Moda tote bag

Here is another tote bag 

I made this with the Moda poetry 3 sisters jelly roll

I love the colours

New screen launch for May

sneek peak time

For the launch of new screens for screen sensation

Don't you just love this pineapple screen

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Moda poetry tote bag

Here is my latest bag

I just love this fabric by Moda 

3 sisters poetry 

Made from a jelly roll, quilted and lined

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 16 April 2017

New screens for screen sensation


I had fun playing with these new screens that are launching 
Friday 21st April on create and craft t .

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Tote bag

Here is a tote bag I made
Using the stripe screen from screen sensation.

I love the way the screen can be turned to make a plaid effect.

Thanks for looking

Susanne x

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Screen Sensation Design Team

As they say as one door closes another one opens.

I am very pleased to say that Screen sensation on Create and Craft
have offered me a design team position.

This is a fab piece of technology for any crafter but especially for anyone wishing to make their own fabrics.

Here are my first makes for Screen Sensation that was aired on create and craft on
27th March 2017 using their new screens

The Tote bag above was made using the stripe screen, and two inks.

Above are a selection of makes on fabric, cards, polymer clay, slate and  leather.
The world is your oyster when it comes to the screen sensation.
I used stripe, tangle, dog and cat screens for the samples above.

A card using the cat screen and the tangle screen

Jewellery made using the tangle screen

Leather bracelets, mug hugs, coasters and cards
some of the things you can make.

Thanks for looking, I hope I can inspire you to use the
screen sensation.

Susanne x

Design team

March 31st 2017
Was a sad day for me

It was my last day as an Inspirer design team member for Crafters Companion.

Crafters Companion have re looked at how they run some of their design teams.
The Inspirers had been centred around social media advertisement and they are now looking at new ways of advertising their products so unfortunately the Inspirers has had to be fazed out.

I was fortunate to work on this team for 12 months, I met some very talented ladies and enjoyed
being part of this talented team.

Here are my two last makes on behalf on Crafters Companion using the
Sara signature Shabby Chic collection.

I just love all the vintage hues in this collection.

Thank you for looking

Susanne x

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Screen sensation

My latest craft purchase is the fabulous
Screen sensation kit

Allowing me to print my own fabrics
Here is my first make a handmade tote bag, I've printed the butterflies with blue and white ink.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

National childrens craft day project - Button Art

This project was made for Crafters Companion

What to create /make with the little ones

I used  Summer theme and Winter theme and brights  Button packs from crafters comapnion,

Button Art, Button Jewellery is fab to do with children

just look at these bright colours.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ipad cover

Handmade fabric which I used block printing, lace and fabric paint to create.
I wanted to make something a little different so came up with this ipad cover.

I hope you like it

Susanne x

More sewing......

I really am addicted to this sewing lark.

Can't seem to put the sewing machine down

Here are some more makes from this week.
The bag above is made using Tilda fabric and brown faux leather
from crafters companion love love it....

The bag above is using Adorn it, owl fabric....soooo cute
crafters companion

I included a magnet fastener on this bag

Quilted outer pockets...... look at me....

Small pocketed pouch bag, suitable for sewing tools or make up.  Used Makower papillon paisley print fabric in turquoise

Makower jungle print panel, a pocket panel for the
SEN children at my nursery, I hope they like it!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Hand made quilted tote bags

It's been quiet on the paper crafting front as I have found a new craft

I am loving making bags
Here are some recent makes

Super soft Brown faux leather from Crafters companion

Monday, 30 January 2017

Spectrum noir colorist

I am pleased to tell you I have just passed the
Spectrum noir accreditation test


I am now an official spectrum noir colorist.

Thank you spectrum noir I am sooooo happy

Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Thanks yo crafters companion I have found a new hobby

After the project something new to you where I rediscovered my sewing machine I found a new love for quilting so I created this quilt for my nursery school where I work.

 I even tried out free motion quilting.

For the lettering I used Debbie Shores alphabet sewing templates.

I hope you like this make.

Susanne x

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Valentine wall plaque

Valentine project made for
Crafters companion using the Sara signature together forever collection

Items used

Together Forever Signature collection by Sara Davies
A4 foiled card pad (could use the 6x6 pad too)

Other items
White detail embossing powder

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Make up bag

Crafters companion set a project for all of us on the Inspirers design team

Make something new to you.

I was a little daunted by this theme at first, I thought yes I will get my dusty old sewing machine out and have a go at making something......

Mmmmmm where would I start
After all the sewing machine and I have never seen eye to eye.

Anyway I took a trip to crafters companions shop in Newton Aycliffe
Looked at all the fabric available to me.

I fell in love with this fat quarter pack inspired by Debbie Shore as the colours were gorgeous
Pack of six  fat quarter fabrics with hues of green, grey and coral Made by Threaders.

Colorista stamping

Stamped image using

Spectrum noir colorista
Rubber stamp set
Elements 2

Coloured with spectrum noir aquablend pencils
On Neenah desert storm cardstock

Aquablend pencils used
Floral set
Damson, rise, violet, carrot, papaya and pineapple
Natural set
Kiwi and oregano

I also used, Verda mark inkpad, white detail embossing powder, Sheena Douglass a little bit sketchy 2 spring flower rubber stamp set for the sentiment
Gold mirror card, core donations dar cardstock and centura pearl Snow White cardstock

I hope you like

Until next time
Susanne x