Monday, 25 July 2011

'Flower Power' T-shirts and Tote Bags

One of these pretty 'Flower Power' Tote Bag will make a welcome gift without breaking the bank! The designs are all made by hand from painted paper collage:

And here's a selection of infants' bodysuits and kids' and ladies' T-shirts, featuring the 'Flower Power' design:


And don't forget - you can use any of these 'Flower Power' designs to create products of your own on Zazzle!

Monday, 18 July 2011

A Passion for Quilts!

Why are patchwork quilts so very popular? A patchwork quilt can bring warmth, comfort and cosiness and they come in such a variety of colours and styles that there is bound to be one to suit everybody!

Here are some 'products' that I've created, for sale through my Zazzle store, from photographs of quilts I've sewn by hand as well as paintings and paper collages that have a quilt-like design. Any of these would make a perfect gift for someone who loves quilting and quilts!

First - a bag
Don't forget - you can change the style and colour of the bag if you wish! 


A pretty ladies' spaghetti-strap summer top!

Four Patchwork Necklaces!

Two Patchwork-design Neckties

Stylish Men's Necktie tie
Stylish Men's Necktie by helikettle

Four 'Quilt' iPhone Cases

And even a 'Quilt-look'  iPad Case

Finally, Four Pairs of Keds Shoes - two for kids and two for ladies

If you thought that quilts were just for bedding, you'll have had a bit of a surprise to find such things as shoes, mugs and iPad cases with 'patchwork' designs! 

If there's a product that you'd like me to make with one of my 'quilt' designs, just contact me through my Zazzle store and I'll do my best to create it for you!

Thursday, 14 July 2011


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My naughty pencil has been up to its old tricks but it has created some


Monday, 11 July 2011

Greeting Cards for Quilters and Anyone who Likes Patchwork!

They say that patchwork and quilting are a very good antidote to stress and I must say that when I've made patchworks in the past, I've found it very relaxing.

When my children were young and most of my friends had young babies, I made little pram quilts as 'new baby' gifts, using mini-floral fabrics and edging them with broderie anglaise. Then, later, when the grandchildren started to arrive, I made larger cot quilts for them. I used bright colours and often based my designs on traditional Islamic patterns.

Here are some of the greeting cards that I've made from photos of my cot quilts and some other patchwork designs that I've painted or made from handpainted paper collage:








This is just a small selection of the 'quilt' cards in my Greeting Card Universe store and if you don't see what you want, you can request customisation, free of charge, through my store.

You may also be interested in the many products I've made using these designs in my Zazzle store!