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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

WOYWW - Sunflowers and Christmas Pud

Hello all, welcome to my 'What's on your workdesk Wednesday' post. Bit late in the day as I've had a poorly boy with a chesty cough to entertain until bedtime.

My desk is looking decidedly sunny today in spite of the autumnal weather. I fancied a change from needle-felting poppies and pansies for my big pieces so I've been working on sunflowers this week.
This piece has been needle-felted and free-machine embroidered so it just awaiting a bit of beading and hand embroidery before it is complete.

I can't say the Christmas countdown has commenced yet at Tilly Tea Dance Towers, but I have found time to start this year's christmas card production line. Here are the first two.

Regular visitors may spot the similarity between these little puddings and the 'new home' cards I made a few weeks ago. Hopefully I'll find time to rustle up a few more over the next few weeks, though I have several ambitious sewing/crafting projects in mind for Ben's Christmas presents so I'll have to get myself in gear!

That's all for this week folks, thanks for stopping by.

Happy crafting x


  1. Hello Tilly Tea Dance!
    I love the look of hand felting. Your sunflowers look amazing, as does your poppy!

    Happy WOYWW
    Kay (40)

  2. The sunflowers are beautiful. And your card is adorable. Are you going to sew all of your Christmas cards - impressive.
    April #53

  3. I love those cards! Very nice and festive. I really have to get started on my Christmas cards - time is flying by!

  4. Love the sunflowers!! your cards are fab too. Helen 3

  5. Another table of lovely crafty bits and bobs - you are so talented - must be in those genes!! x

  6. Love the latest dumflings and the Christmas cards are looking great. Really hope your little man soon bounces back to full health.
    Annie x #9

  7. I'm in awe of your needle felt and embroidery pieces! Looking very beautiful! Happy belated WOYWW :) Wen #54

  8. ah .. so VERY glad to see you sharing the stages of the dumfing Maxine, as it gives me a better idea... htink can see the dumfing tool on the brush upended, I am guessing?
    ah, lovely sunflowers and your cards .. well they are truly wonderful!
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #31

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  9. The sunflower piece looks beautiful and I love your Christmas cards.

    Greetings, Sofie #44