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The finished Vintage Cups and Flowers quilt is available as a downloadable pattern from the Tortoise Crafts shop on @etsyuk Vintage Cups and Flowers quilt made using charm pack.

A few weeks ago I made a book protector for my daughter to keep her books in. It turned into a really good idea so I've been busy this afternoon creating book protector covers for our e-readers. Fabric e-reader protector cover.

Most people don't realise how decorative a simple piece of unbleached calico can be. Prairie points and pintuck quilt made using unbleached calico and Gutermann sulky from @grovesltd

Prepping my next quilt. 40 teacups and hundreds of flowers and leaves cut out to turn into flowering teacups. 'Vintage teacup' quilt made using Apple Butter range.

My daughter starts back at work tomorrow and so the constant moaning about how the book in her bag has been damaged begins. A spare hour later and this book sleeve will protect her books from harm. Fabric book sleeve.

What's behind the door? For me, it tends to be chaos and fabric everywhere. The life of a quilter. Door detail from a decorative box.

I'm starting to get busy with class work again but I've just got time to make these spring brooches. Hand embroidered 2" (5cm) brooches.

With lots of new babies (not just human ones) why not make this teddy bear cot quilt for them. And if you don't fancy a quilt, a cushion is just as cute. Buy the pattern on my @etsyuk shop: Tortoise Crafts. Teddy bear cot quilt with machine applique and quilting.

I'm going in holiday next week so I won't be able to make anything in fabric so I've started crocheting a cocoon shrug made from one large granny square. Crochet square made using @stylecraftyarns Batik Swirl.

I'm sure I'm not the only sewer who has scap peices of ribbon taking over an entire draw so I decided to use some up by making this wreath. Rag and ribbon handmade wreath made using calico scraps and leftover ribbon from gift wrapping, chocolate boxes, jewellery boxes and fat quarter packs.

My daughter and I have my mother's old Singer sewing machine sitting in a box under my desk so I made this cushion to remind us of it. Machine appliquéd and quilted vintage sewing machine cushion with hand embroidery details.

I've got a few big wedding anniversaries coming up so I've been busy coming up with something special. 60th anniversary quilted postcard with Trimit craft buttons from @grovesltd, @makoweruk Essentials and @derwentartofficial Inktense pencils.

Spring is on its way so I decided to start sewing more spring-like designs. Quilted postcard landscape made using @derwentartofficial Inktense with machine quilted decorative stitches and hand embroidery.

I've been busy at work today on this quilt block for my new quilt. Prairie point with machine quilting.

This term I'm teaching machine decorative stitching which is why I'm making so many quilted postcards using this method. Quilted postcard landscape created with machine decorative stitches.

I get accused of not being romantic by my husband and daughter so I decided to prove them wrong with this quilted postcard. Machine quilted Valentines Day quilted postcard.

I really obsessed with hoop art at the moment. Machine embroidered reel of thread with hand embroidered sewing machine hoop art.

I've been playing around with some more hoop art and blackwork landscapes. Machine embroidered blackwork landscape with hand sewn flowerd in an embroidery hoop.

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