Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The 4th Plinth

This is the 4th Plinth, situated in Trafalgar Square, London. Next Tuesday, 22nd September 2009 from 12noon until 1pm I will be stood on top of it as part of Antony Gormleys oneandother project.

Every hour, 24 hours a day for 100 days different people will make the plinth their own. The project started on 6th July and will run until 14th October. It is 8 metres high and measures 4.4 x 1.7metres.

Each of the 2400 places were allocated by ballott and I was one of the lucky 33,827 applicants to be to be offered a place.

I will be up there next week sewing morsbags and throwing them out to the crowd to help raise awareness to the damage that plastic carrier bags cause to the eco system.

To find out more about Morsbags please visit
To find out more about the plinth and to watch the live feed of what is happening visit .

A huge thank you goes to everybody who has offered their words of support and encouragement, especially my husband who has had to deal with me being as kiddy as a kipper since I found out that I had been selected.

Remember - Carry a bag not Carrier bag!

Did I mention I'm scared of heights? Mmmm time to test the theory - there is nothing to fear but fear itself!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Pajama Party Sew-along

The wonderful people at are hosting a pajama party sew-along during the month of September, visit their blog to find out more.... I bought some fabric a while back to make myself new PJ bottoms, so I'm going to have a go..... watch this space for details.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Festival Of Quilts

Oh dear, I have been missing in action for some time.... but I have been busy... In August I attended the Festival Of Quilts, a four day event at The NEC in Birmingham, UK. It is the biggest quilt festival in Europe, with lots of workshops and lots of stalls full of beautiful fabric and notions to spend your money on.

I was there with Morsbags, and we taught the public to make over 300 bags over the four day event. It was tiring but exhilarating at the same time and I can't wait until next year.

I can't believe that it is September already, I really need to start thinking about making some Christmas gifts... time to look for some inspiration.