Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Please feel free to leave a comment, comments are always welcome and appreciated
Unfortunately due to spam this blog does not take anonymous comments.
All the photographs have been taken by myself including those of holiday.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Clowning around

Did they say the sun would shine today,   funny its raining and has been most of the morning,  you can see the rain drops on the picture.
I made this back in the late 90's its from Anna Magazine but I can't remember which one and when I was sorting out the magazines the other day I did not find it,  when everything is over I will have another look for the pattern,  I want to keep the pattern not that I may never make another one but you never know.
It took a lot more ribbon then the pattern said,  each piece was folded and then pined into place, on a  polystyrene ring as the base.    I brought a lilac piece of cotton and covered the top around down to the side and sewed that into place and then put the clown in to sit on the side.  The clown was brought at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset.   Then I added a thin piece of ribbon to hang it from and the ribbon then comes down the side in loops.   I know it took many hours of work.  Its been on my bedroom wall since and  is still is over my dressing table today.
I wont be blogging very often over the next few weeks,   I have a serious operation to go though on my eye, so if you don't see about much I will catch up with your blog when I can.  
Until we meet again take care,  


  1. This is soooo cute !
    Makes me want to join the little clown in this comfortable, cozy niche !

  2. Oh this is lovely Margaret. The ribbons look fantastic and that little clown is so sweet. So sorry to hear that you have to have an operation, I hope all goes well, will be thinking of you. Michelle x

  3. They make pretty little pine cones at Christmas time with the same folded technique you have here, I wonder which came first? this is really cute well done!

  4. Prayers & thoughts for you.

  5. wow Margaret, is there no end to your talents? this is gorgeous.
    You know where to find me if I can help in any way Margaret, you are in my thoughts.
    sending hugs
    Suzanne x

  6. That a very cute clown. I can see it took a lot of work.
    I hope the surgery goes well and fixes that which is not working well. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Hi Margaret,

    I love the colour scheme and yes it looks beautiful. You are definitely a very versatile crafter

  8. wow Margaret. this is stunning. your talents have absolutely no limits.


In accordance with Data Protection Legislation (GDPR), those leaving a comment to which I thank you for, do so in the knowledge that their blog name and link are visible to all who visit this blog and therefore consent to the use of that personal information for the specific purpose.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and if you wish to leave a comment it will be gratefully received, comments are always welcome.