Saturday, 12 March 2016



I know it's already mid-March, but I haven't posted to the blog yet this year so this is my token New Years post.

If you've been following along my ramblings for a while you'll know that I have an aversion to new years resolutions. My theory is that if you want or need to make a change in your life you shouldn't wait for some arbitrary date; plan it and do it, .

So while I didn't make any new year resolutions, I have decided to take on a single word as my 'theme' for the year.  As you can probably tell from the title of this post and the image at the top , the word I have chosen is....


The idea is that this single word will help to give a focus to my decision-making and actions for the year ahead, and it can be applied in all areas of my life whether that be at work, at home, with my family and friends, and of course in my crafty adventures. Hopefully all this creating will also feed into the blog a little bit too.

Speaking of crafty adventures... I've discovered (become a bit obsessed with) paper piecing as a sewing/quilting technique and have been going a bit nuts with it.

My sewing machine now has a nifty quilted cover with the word CREATE paper pieced into the front panel as a constant reminder of my theme word.

Create sewing machine cover

The paper piecing obsession has led to some really geeky fandom sewing over the last couple of months and even extended as far as starting to design my own patterns. So I'll leave you with a deluge of pics of paper pieced quilt blocks I've made so far.

My first ever completed paper pieced block - the TARDIS
I'm tempted to pull it apart to try and get that light sitting properly,
but on the other hand it serves as a reminder of how far I've come in such a short time

Darth Vader

Storm Trooper