The first secret is on its way out…..

Hi everybody,

I hope you have all had some time to craft this weekend πŸ™‚

One of my secret projects, which has been developing in my head for many months (since this post), is finally on the drawing board.

For a change I will throw away my rotary cutter, rulers and all the trappings that come with piecing patchwork to try my hand at being a little more creative, perhaps….with fabric, Bondaweb, embroidery threads, beads and my dear old 1980s Toyota machine which allows me to experiment with zig-zag stitches πŸ˜†

I started with some semi-tessellating fishes.


Then added a few extra critters and a frame.


And finally, went a bit over the top with weeds πŸ™‚


So that is the plan! The secret project is finally under way or Under the Sea πŸ˜‰ I’ll keep you posted with my progress. In the meantime if you have any tips or ideas for my project, I’m all ears.

What have you all been up to? If the answer is “Not much” then take a trip over to to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival where you can nominate your favourite quilts. I am on my way over there now!

Enjoy what is left of the weekend πŸ™‚

Avis x


One of my lovely readers, Witchylin, has sent me a photo of a felted bag that she has made. Sew clever πŸ˜‰ I love it πŸ˜€ If my design turns out as good as her bag, I’ll be well chuffed!!

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  1. I like your idea. Have fun with it!

  2. Looks like a great project. Am looking forward to seeing the finished product πŸ™‚

  3. Teje

     /  November 4, 2012

    Dear Avis, that looks very exiting! Wonderful idea and I’m sure you will end up with something beautiful, funny and unique! Hope to see more soon!
    Ah forgot to say what I have done … we had dear friends visiting us and I have been working also with a secret fun project. I wake up happy to continue it because finally I found the right colours and now it looks ‘me’! x Teje

    • Can’t wait to see what you have been up to. I will share my second secret with you via email in a couple of minutes πŸ˜€ Avis x

  4. This looks really exciting and lovely. My niece has an underwater themed bedroom so I’m sure she’d love something like this. Will look forward to seeing it made up.

  5. That plan is terrific!!! So cute……will watch, with great excitement, as you progress!!!! Hugs, D

  6. Ooooo intrigued. I love watching things develop πŸ™‚

  7. witchylin

     /  November 5, 2012

    You should have fun making that design Avis. It will be a real one off. Keep us posted with the progress. I made a felt bag with an underwater scene have emailed you a picture it might give an idea or two.

    • Thanks Lin. Now your bag is up there for everyone to admire. You are so talented!! I love those colours and the bubbles are very clever πŸ™‚ Thank you for sending the photo. Avis x

      • witchylin

         /  November 5, 2012

        Thanks Avis for your nice words. The bubbles are different sizes of little silver beads. I needle felted the fish, weeds and rocks on to bought felt. I made the felt for the picture using the wet method. It was fun to make. The main green ‘grasses’ are just chain stitch using 6 strands of embroidery silk. I think your picture will be sew different. πŸ˜‰

        • Yes, I expect mine will be flatter and less textured. I was thinking about using beads for eyes and maybe bubbles. Who knows where this will take me. The trick will be knowing when to stop I suppose πŸ™‚

  8. This looks absolutely fun to sew! I inherrit some ugly hexies from my sisterΒ΄s motherinlaw and IΒ΄m trying to figure out what to do with them. Think IΒ΄ll follow your example and sit down and draw something to sew πŸ™‚
    Gun, Sweden

    • I’ve never sewn hexies but always admire those who like to hand sew. It would be nice to turn them into something nice. You’ve done it with uglies before….you can do it again πŸ˜€
      I look forward to seeing them transformed. Avis x

  9. lovely design! It’ll be gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing it develop! Cx


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