Saturday, 24 March 2018

1st Birthday cake 2018

Catch up with James for his birthday turned into a celebration for both of us, thanks for the cake from Lynette & Pauline.

Fab meal at Le Winters.

Sewing Day Castle Ward

My sewing friends, that I met through reading their blogs, have started a new sewing group which meets once a month at Castle Ward.  The group started in January but this month was the first I was able to go and it was great!

Sewing is still a new skill for me, the others are dressmakers but I'm not ready for that yet so I made Halloween bunting! & A Halloween cushion cover.

Margaret MacQ also attends, a lovely opportunity to catch up with her.

a fab working space

A piece of bunting, right sides together !
Ruth, one of the many talented sewist! A beautiful dress in the making.

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Sewing Retreat at Drumalis, Larne



Drumalis Arts and Retreat Centre, Larne, Friday 16 to Sunday 18 March with Amanda A.
I love a crafty weekend with other crafty ladies - so much to learn, lots of chat and a new skill.

The tutor was Mandy Pattullo, based in Newcastle, England and her passion is for textile collage, really unusual, using old quilts, tiny pieces of fabrics and embellished with different embroidery stitches.

I know nothing about embroidery but I am so keen to learn anything new.

Sample pieces were fab and I'm really pleased with what I created, although neither are finished, but I will finish them and display on a wall !

The venue was an old convent with a retreat residential accommodation and dining and meeting rooms building.  I will be happy to go there again.

Photos to follow

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Happy 50th Birthday !

My 50th Birthday Celebration with family.  Lovely meal at McBrides in the Square and then back to my house for drinks and chat !
 























Saturday, 1 November 2014

NI crafters - 1st meet up!

So I've been reading craft blogs for a few years now and I started my own a few years ago.  Recently I've started to become interested in fabric and sewing and learning to sew is moving up my to do list, just need to find more hours in the week!
 
I've been reading sewing blogs and came across a NI sewing girlie - I was delighted because I hadn't found any NI craft blogs before and I was thrilled to read Lynne's http://ozzyblackbeard.blogspot.co.uk/  I loved her fabrics and makes immediately.
In one of her blog posts Lynne stated she was planning a meet up of NI crafters and if anyone was interested to contact her so I did !
As it so happened the first meet up was that Saturday at Crumlin Road Gaol to see an exhibition of Russian opera and ballet costumes.

 So I met Lynne and Ruth https://corecouture.wordpress.com/  and Evelyn, 3 very talented sewists!
A lovely day out and I hope we will keep in touch and met up again
 
 








Saturday, 31 May 2014

Holiday of a Lifetime - coming up!

I'm heading off on 4 June to visit the West Coast of America!  For 6 weeks ! Yes, really !  I can't wait and I'm planning to start a new travel blog to record my travels, experiences and the fun times !

Stephanie Spins the World


Monday, 24 March 2014

I'm back - just testing!

Wow ! It's been over a year but I'm determined to get back to blogging!  Just checking I remember how to do this!
A fav photo from Boxing Day 2013.