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I take a lot of photographs of all sorts of things, including my makes, my students’ makes, crafty moments and details from everyday life, especially floral portraits, light and shadow, glorious colours and found patterns.  To see more of my own and my students’ work, please visit my Pinterest page.

My current project is turning a patchwork panel into a quilt. It belongs to a friend and it was 20 years in the making….so no pressure! She supplied me with a king size linen duvet cover for edging and backing and the wadding came out of a curtain. Had to flatten and stabilise the edges before adding border, layering up the backing and wadding and then quilting with hand tied knots of embroidery thread. His lordship just loves checking each stage! More pics to come #quilt #quiltersofinstagram #recycled #cathelp #sewingmachine #sewingproject #patchwork #patchworkquilt #workinprogress #helpingafriend #hexagons #christinegreencrafts #craftersofinstagram #craftingatthecottage

Happy Caturday! This week I finally finished my Blue Cross quilt which I started in Lockdown One. I used a tiny ladder stitch to secure the binding on the front, once I had folded over the backing and the decided to stitch in the resulting ditch to add an extra quilty dimension. Then I hand tied a knot in alternate squares using sashiko cotton, a process my feline finds endlessly amusing 🐾🧵🐾 #caturday #helping #felinefriends #sewingwithcats #patchwork #patchworkquilt #handstitched #tuxedocat #catsofinstagram #mylittlehelper #distraction #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #cat #catsonquilts

I am so excited to be part of the @thefestivalofquilts this year. I have a stand where you can come and say hello and get up close to some of my quilts and 5 workshops! Go to the FofQ website to register your interest and details. Tickets go on sale 17th May #festivalofquilts #comeandsayhi #worthavisit #sewingworkshop #thingsthatmakemehappy #thingstolookforwardto #birmingham #nec #realevent #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

It’s lovely making gifts for friends and this pink patchwork bag was fun to stitch for a special mate #handmadewithlove #makegifts #makesomeonesmile #makesomethingspecial #patchwork #improvpatchwork #pink #simplebuteffective #recycle #specialpresent #patchworktotebag #imadethis #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #mycraft

Big skies and turbines on the tops looking towards Knowl Hill, love this landscape #upnorth #knowlhill #bigskies #clouds #sunnyday #oldstompingground #lancashire #lancashirelass #outandabout #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

First big trip anywhere for as long as I can remember, which, quite frankly isn’t that long!!!! Coach ride up to Marble Arch, quick March through some back streets to @alisonjacquesgallery for the Gees Bend Quilts exhibition. So wonderful to see these quilts for real, this denim one was a favourite. Took many pics and just enjoyed being out and about. Thanks to @arnolds_attic for making it an extra special day out #geesbendquilts #alisonjacquesgallery #denim #recycle #blue #dayout #enjoylife #gettingoutthere #marvellouscreations #favourite #mything #soinspiring #myquiltlife #worthavisit #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #jeans #outandabout #quilt #quiltingismytherapy

Today is #nationalteaday and here’s one of my paper cut designs all printed up, available as a greetings card or giclee print. Available on my website, link in bio. Tea is such a wonderfully refreshing drink and comes in so many flavours #tea #papercut #papercutting #handdrawntype #wheretheresteathereshope #gicleeprint #forsale #availablenow #mycraftylife #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Joy!!! I found my lockdown patchwork that I had put away safely last year and then forgotten where! It turned up in a suitcase under the bed so I laid it out ready to add wadding, backing and binding and look who turned up to help…..🐾🧵🐾 #catsonquilts #cathelper #qualitycontrol #workingwithcats #patchwork #workinprogress #stitching #mondaymorning #mondaymotivation #blue #tuxedocat #helpingout #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Blue sky, bird song and bees, so peaceful and just lovely to be sitting quietly enjoying nature’s soundtrack #bluesky #inthegarden #peaceful #listening #listeningtonature #birdsong #sunshine #takefive #underthetree #quiet #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #metime #spring #springisspringing

Today is National Pet Day so here I am with my fabulous feline. Obviously everyday is NPD according to him! #nationalpetday #cats #catsofinstagram #blackandwhitecats #tuxedocat #theboss #meandmycat #therearenoordinarycats #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #catswithbibs

Coming along nicely! Definitely inspired by rather than a faithful version of kawandi quilting. Very therapeutic and enjoyable. It’s like doing a jigsaw puzzle with no picture reference and infinite different pieces! Highly recommend if you are looking for a mental workout and want to use up some scraps. #patchwork #handstitched #runningstitch #kawandi #scraps #handmade #mytherapy #colourful #fabrics #recycling #upcycle #lovesewing #christinegreencrafts #craftingismytherapy #craftingatthecottage #justkeepstitching

So much for Saturday morning stitching! #happycat #caturday #saturdaymorning #catsofinstagram #catsonquilts #tuxedocat #paws #pause #putonpause #theboss #theresacat #findsomethingelsetodo #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

I have been thinking about having a go at a kawandi style quilt for a while and today I started. Ripping, cutting, pinning and hand stitching! In my happy place! Happy Easter! #kawandi #kawandiquilts #happyplace #handstitching #patchwork #lovesewing #onthetable #recycle #mytherapy #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsandmore #fromtheoutsidein #newtome #learnsomethingnew #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

My sort of book organisation! Colour! Regardless of subject or author! Could be the start of something stitchy…….. #bookstagram #bookshelf #bookshelvesofinstagram #spectrum #colours #colourspectrum #makesmesmile #lovethis #inspiration #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #books #orderly

Last day of #marchmeetthemaker and it’s ’Looking Forward’. There are lots of things to look forward to, from very small joys to big events. I am really looking forward to visiting the #alisonjacquesgallery to the exhibition of Gees Bend Quilts in a couple of weeks. And at the end of July I am very excited to teaching 5 workshops #festivalofquilts as well as a having a small stand. This will be the first time I have taught there. Small things include sitting in the garden with friends and being able to do things spontaneously #lookingforward #patchwork #teaching #meetingpeople #workshops #craftersofinstagram #sharing #craftingatthecottage #christinegreencrafts

#marchmeetthemaker and today’s prompt is ‘reel’ so I found this pic in my inspiration archive which sums up reel for me, a drawer of glorious threads just waiting to be put to use. #reel #threads #sewingcotton #colour #spectrum #randomfind #rainbow #lovecolour #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #sewingreels

Some slow hand stitching on a Sunday afternoon watching the amazing Judy Garland and James Mason in ‘A Star is Born’, perfect #slowstitching #sundayafternoon #sewing #templatepatchwork #epp #patchwork #ball #astarisborn #sundaymovie #relaxing #mytherapy #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #upcycling #repurposedtextiles

Happy Caturday! Here’s the beast looking particularly regal basking in the sunshine #caturday #caturdaymorning #blackandwhite #bkackandwhitecatsofinstagram #tuxedocat #lookintomyeyes #sunnymorning #thatchedcottage #bluesky #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #whitebib

#marchmeetthemaker this fine selection of preloved shirts are today’s starting point. I am planning a new stitching pattern for a patchwork ball. So I shall photograph every stage, write the instructions and assemble it all in to a document #startingpoint #fabric #preloved #upcycle #handstitching #patchwork #shirts #todaysproject #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #lovepatterns #mixandmatch

#marchmeetthemaker and it’s ’Job/s’. So my jobs today include top coating some wood work which was looking abit dowdy, talking to a couple of folk about potential teaching opportunities, having a quick tidy round the house, ironing, designing some resource sheets for a papercutting course and sending them off and then there’s this fabric. Given to me by a friend who said ‘see what you can do with it’, it comes complete or should I say incomplete with designer ripped holes every 6 inches or so, it’s a heavy linen and posed a challenge. I went for the visible stitching and velvet patches solution and feeling rather pleased with it., always nice to be hand stitching. #sewingchallenge #jobs #myday #varied #mycreativebiz #crafting #notwodaysthesame #todayiwill #learnsomethingneweveryday #craftingatthecottage #christinegreencrafts #designerholes #velvet #linenandvelvet #interestingfabric

#marchmeetthemaker and today’s prompt is ‘Hands On’. I cut this piece to exhibit at a craft show. I could just point to it when I heard some one saying it….which is frequently! #papercrafts #papercutting #handcrafted #handcut #steadyhand #hands #handson #mydesign #handlettering #scalpel #thatshandy #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

Today is World Puppetry Day and this beautiful Prince and Princess were made by my mum and dad for me and my sister one Christmas. Dad modelled the heads on light bulbs and mum stitched the costumes. #worldpuppetryday #puppets #handmade #handmadewithlove #presents #princeandprincess #glovepuppet #frommychildhood #bringsbackmemories #handcrafted #frommyparents #lovethese #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

#marchmeetthemaker and my silver lining is a lockdown one. I felt very lucky to have everyone home and spending a lot of time out in the garden and especially sewing with my daughter #silverlining #lockdown #familytime #everyonehome #sunshine #makesmehappy #motherdaughter #craftingatthecottage #christinegreencrafts

#marchmeetthemaker and today’s prompt is ’Colour’ and rather than chose a favourite, which is nigh on impossible, or show a specific item of colour, I have gone for the colour of the moment, daffodil gold. #daffodils #yellow #goldenyellow #springflowers #flowerportrait #closeup #nakesmesmile #seasonalflowers #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #inthegarden

#marchmeetthemaker and the prompt is ‘process’. This is a tricky one for me as it depends on what I am doing, paper cutting, lettering, patchwork or stitching. The common theme is that once I a start something I don’t hang around, I get up to speed very quickly and work/play until whatever it is is completed. Today I am machine stitching and top stitching by hand an unusual mix of thick cotton velvet with waffle fabric! Love the eccentric combination!
#process #handstitching #combination #mixandmatch #unexpected #slowstitching #lovefabric #allstitchedup #lovesewing #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage

#marchmeetthemaker and the prompt is ‘From the Archive’ and it doesn’t get much older than this. My first patchwork quilt, made for my teddy bear, using an eclectic mix of fabrics, dressed, curtains, textured and smooth. Made using templates cut from cardboard on the back of a sketchbook. #archive #vintage #handstitched #patchwork #earlywork #squares #memories #mycraft #imadethis #firstpatchwork #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #lovesewing

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mums out there. This is a very small and worried looking me with mum and Jinx. Looking forward to being able to see her, it’s been over a year #mothersday #motheranddaughter #orangecat #childofthesixties #tinyme #christinegreencrafts #craftingatthecottage #familyarchive

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