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Staying Up Late

Loving this fabric! I cut out one of my whimsical owls but , before I got round to sewing him up, thought the text would look great on something larger so felt impelled, at midnight last night, to make a cushion.  As you do.

The reason for my late night industry was because eldest daughter had gone to the cinema in Toulouse (an hour and a half away) and, even though she was staying at a friend’s house, I couldn’t go to sleep until I knew she’d arrived there safely – even though she wasn’t expecting to get there until 1 in the morning.  I managed to knock out a whimsical owl, this cushion and a couple of painting projects whilst worrying.  Perhaps she should go out more often…….


Here’s the finished owl together with a great old French coffee grinder that I can’t decide whether to kep or put in the vintage shop.  Seeing as I make lots of coffee themed stuff, perhaps I should keep it as a prop..



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Winner of Blog Giveaway

The Tialys '9-5' Etui Box

The Tialys '9-5' Etui Box

I had some great suggestions for new etui boxes from Dionne’s followers on her blog and I chose Yesim from Turkey as the winner.  She suggested a box for the office with little emergency items in, such as spare tights, gum, painkillers, etc. and this gave rise to my  ‘9-5 Etui Box’ .   Yesim chose the ‘Baby Girl Etui Box’ as her prize as she has a relative just about to have a baby – I hope she likes it!

For Life's Little Emergencies

For Life's Little Emergencies


Some of the other suggestions, I have also made use of.  I have already made tea boxes but had been meaning to make a coffee one for a while – just needed to find the right fabric which I did recently when I went to Brighton.  I also wanted to make one using hand-stamped text and which might be suitable for a man.

'Coffee Time' Etui Box

'Coffee Time' Etui Box'


'Why Don't You Write Me A Letter?'

'Why Don't You Write Me A Letter?'


Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions – any more gratefully received!  I feel a ‘Chill Out’ one coming on with relaxing stuff like candles, herbal tea, etc.

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