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Coffee Pot Couture

30 Nov

Two designs are available – GOLDEN TULIPS, and, BLUE LACE.  Each coffee pot “costume” is handmade and designed by Stephanie Faith; each one is unique (the only one in that design!).

To purchase, please visit The Sewing Toys Shop 

GOLDEN TULIPS - Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith

GOLDEN TULIPS - Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith


BLUE LACE Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith

BLUE LACE - Coffee Pot Couture by Stephanie Faith



Stephanie Faith 2010

Mola Art is a colourful butterfly

24 Oct

Oh was I oh~ing when I saw these beautiful Mola Art butterflies that Rita emailed me…

These exquisite textile pieces ~ among others ~ are for sale through ~ all proceeds help better the lives of the people of Panama.  You can contact Rita who runs Mola Art and Craft either through her web site, or by email

ritasmith @ (not forgetting to close the spaces).

For more reading on the history and technique (called reverse applique) of this ancient art of the Panama people, click *HERE*

Please forward on this post to your friends ~ thank you 🙂

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010


Red Art Deco Buttons

29 Aug

Beautiful old stylised buttons…

And, below, other authentic art deco buttons, with a swirly design in brown.










And an art deco tree…

Art Deco Tree by Stephanie Faith 2010

Fairy Flowers

2 Jun

My little patio garden. 

(Not a real flower this one).

The Fairy Flowers do have proper names, I’ll just have to check their tickets to tell you…

Others include a Japanese Maple tree, wild strawberry plant, marigolds, herbs: lemon thyme, lavender and chives.  Also a lemon something type of plant that my friend Joy sent me – what’s this one called again?  The last tub is a Tortoise Garden, everything that my Hermann tortoise, Daisy E can eat :p  I ought to sow her dandelion and prickly pear cactus seeds too…

Daisy E

Under The Gate

28 May

These beautiful lilac flowers grow on my garage.

I took these photos today when I came home…

                                                                                   then, under the gate…..


Then, under the gate someone squeaked at me.  Next, a black nose appeared and a reaching paw scrabbled underneath.  It’s so nice to be greeted when you come home 🙂

Copyright by Stephanie Faith 2010

Summer and Flowers

26 May

Copyright Stephanie Faith 2010

New fabric

4 May

I couldn’t resist this cotton fabric the other day: it was half price, printed with my fave colours green and red, with charming birds and flowers. 

So I came away with the last 2 metres and a sewing magazine featuring a free Capri Pants pattern.  I’ve been wanting to make Capri Pants for a while now so pounced on that magazine,  but I’m not too sure now…I am afraid of sizing up, getting it wrong and wasting this beautiful fabric!  Not sure whether to make something simpler – maybe that scallop-edged 1940’s inspired skirt from The Pictorial Guide to Modern Home Needlecraft p. 62; but I would shorten it to above-the-knee. 

Capri Pants OR Scallop Skirt: Does anyone have any thoughts on this?

Photos below of the Scallop Skirt – – – Enjoy :p

1940's Scallop Skirt

I’m going to put these photos – and the others of the Scallop Skirt – on my web site in the next few days so you can see them large 🙂

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Here are the large photos of the 1940’s Scallop Skirt page – – –