Sunday, 19 November 2017

What a weekend.

I was away on retreat last weekend with 16 lovely ladies.
The weather was warm and we had a fantastic time.. First up I worked on some charity fiddle cloths for our local Specialist school.
These are just made on a hand towel and items are then stitched on for texture.
We sew buttons, zips, pockets, fluffy trims and anything else we have on hand.
Here we have a doll in a pocket, bugs crawling up the flower stem, ribbon flower petals, a bit of Tuille for texture and of course some bling. Don't forget some buttons and frilly yarn too.

This one is more for a boy .. there is a buckle to clip, laces to tie, cotton reels to spin, a zip to open and checkerboard weaving strips. I'm sure it will keep some one busy for a while.
 I also had a panel of bibs that I had sewn ages ago. All they needed was some safe way of fastening them. With some advice from anyone that wanted to give it I added elastic for ease of putting over the babies head...


  1. Well done on all your sewing. The fiddle cloths are great. You do so much for others, I hope someone is doing something for you.

  2. Great projects. I've been seeing lots of fiddle cloths lately.

  3. Great idea for the bibs. Love the fiddle cloths

  4. Cute little bibs! Looks like you had a fun time at your retreat.

  5. The fiddle cloths are a great idea and thats a perfect way to fasten the bibs. Glad you enjoyed your retreat.

  6. Sounds like you were busy on your retreat Jo, that is a great idea for the bibs and the fiddle cloths are great.


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