I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Friday, 21 March 2014


This cushion was a commission!  
Made from the pattern in the Bustle & Sew Magazine

From the same pattern I made.............

................a round cushion

and a 1942 style shopping bag.


  1. Fantastic and very summery which is what we are all looking forward to I think.

  2. Lovely Julie! I like the combination of the seagull with the bunting! x

  3. Makes me think of warm sunny days at the seaside, lovely

  4. Just what's needed reminders of Summer, love the daffodils

  5. They are all beautiful, but I especially like the first (square) cushion. If I lived near the sea, I would want these on all my chairs! Lovely.

  6. Now that's a cheeky looking chap.....lovely stitches! :) x

  7. What a stunning applique! Its gorgeous and all three projects are just fab. I love seagulls, though many don't - such beautiful big birds and easy to get close too. Just don't eat your chips outside in their vicinity! ;o)

  8. Wow those are gorgeous! :)


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