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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Cat Sewing Pattern with Children's story!

This adorable cat plushie pattern includes the story of Thimbles, the giant attack cat.  Read the story and sew the characters!  Sew your own giant attack cat in your child's favorite color.

Plush kitty is 22" when finished and made from fleece fabric.  Her little mouse friends are 5 1/2" and made from felt fabric.

Patterns also available to make her other fish and bird friends from the story too.

Click here to read the story of Thimbles the cat!

Giant attack cat with mouse pattern available at:




Giant attack cat with mouse, fish and bird patterns available at:




cat plush pattern, cat sewing pattern, short stories for kidscat plush pattern, cat sewing pattern, short stories for kids

cat plush pattern, cat sewing pattern, short stories for kids

cat plush pattern, cat sewing pattern, short stories for kids

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Spring Fling 2016 - Dumfries and Galloway Open Studios Event

We had a great day yesterday visiting some of the open studios in the Spring Fling event. Rob, Brock and I went to Kirkcudbright: "The Artists' Town" where we saw lots of small studios in the WASPS collective. Then went on to Heather M Nisbet's lovely studio, where we made a purchase!

Here are some images from the day:-

 Morag Mcpherson Textiles

 Lizzie Farey
 Colour Rosie
 Heather M Nisbet's studio with preparatory sketches on the walls

Excellent morning coffee and, later, sandwiches for lunch were at the Solway Tide Cafe, which has a garden to sit in at the back, with a colourful mural to admire, and lovely planting. Handy if, like us, you have a dog in tow.

Spring Fling is on until 30 May - so you still have a day and a half to get out there and enjoy the event!

If you are interested in a bit more detail, I wrote another article about some of the works of these artists here.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Quirky Cards and ACEOs - Paper Collage

If you are looking for something weird and unusual, why not try one of these printed cards or original, one-of-a-kind ACEOs? The printed cards cost £2.50 each and the ACEOs are just £10 each.

They are a great way to start your own miniature art collection!

"Eating Us Alive" ACEO

"Universal Human" Printed Card

"Beautiful Food" ACEO

"Control Freak?" Printed Card

"Behind The Mask" Printed Card

These are currently listed in my jkw_fire_horse shop on Ebay, but I am happy to list them on Folksy or Etsy if you prefer.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Sea Turtle Sewing Pattern

Adult and baby sea turtle sewing patterns with children's story.  

Includes pattern pieces and instructions to make your own plush sea turtles! Includes an adult and baby size plus the story of Durtle the sea turtle. Read the story, color the coloring book pages and make the characters! Coloring storybook is 9 pages long. 

Sea turtles are 21" and 9" long when finished.

Available at:

sea turtle sewing pattern
sea turtle sewing pattern

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Cat Doorstop Pattern

Baby attack cat pattern creates this cutie pie in two sizes, 8" or 12".

Pattern includes instructions to create a plush toy or an adorable kitty doorstop!

Click to shop!

cat doorstop pattern
cat doorstop pattern

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Vintage Jewellery

Here are some of the vintage costume jewellery pieces that I have on Ebay and Etsy at the moment:-

Vintage Necklace With Iridescent Glass BeadsStart price on Ebay £2.99

Three Costume Jewellery Necklaces/Chains
Start price on Ebay £3.75

Bracelet With Smoky Glass Beads and Mirror Heart Accent
Start price on Ebay £2.99

Carved ?Horn or Antler Thistle Brooch
Start price on Ebay £1.99

Ceramic Posy Brooch
on Etsy £10.00

Please visit my two Ebay shops: jkw_fire_horse and lovebuttonshq and my Etsy shop, Fire Horse Vintage to see many more interesting items for sale.