Patchwork Jardens

It’s been such a busy few months that time has flown and I find myself needing to write 2 Felpham Belles meeting updates in one.

March was all about English Paper Piercing Patchwork.patchworkpatchwork

Don’t you just love those beautiful fabrics? In just over an hour we each managed to whip stitch our hexagons together to create a gorgeous Grandmother’s Flower Garden motif.

The ‘flower garden’ theme must of got us all into the gardening mood as our April meeting had us all planting our very own indoor gardens!


Here are a couple of our finished creations.

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Our very own gardens in jars or as we like to call them “Jardins”!

Beading Belles

Felpham Belles were ‘full-of-beads’ this month with an amazing session led by Jennifer.

You could “Lariat” with fine beads,

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Create a “Bo-Ho” style leather and bead necklace,

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Or even make a beautiful beaded wrap bracelet with it’s figure-of-eight binding.

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With very much thanks to our tutor for the night, Jennifer, who kindly gave up her time to come and teach us.

Rosemary Moon @ Felpham Belles

RRosemary Moon at felpham Bellesosemary Moon’s delicious culinary dishes and her amazing sense of humour were once more the flavour of entertainment at July’s Felpham Belles meeting.

Sweet tomato and peas salad, Strawberries with chilli and lime, Broad bean and cracked wheat salad were just some of the dishes on offer.

Sweet tomato and pea salad


Broad Bean and Cracked wheat salad

Our eyes (as well as our taste buds!) were well and truly fed with colour and the amazing aroma of these seasonal delights.

Felpham Belles tasting Rosemary Moons delights

A huge thank you to Rosemary for a fantastic night – I think you may have recruited a few more members for your “Whisky for Women” club too!

Belles Sew Fabulous Fabric Necklaces

What can you make from a length of scrap fabric, a handful of beads and needle ‘n’ thread?

felpham belles may meetingThat’s right, a beautiful summer weight necklace. Here’s one of our Felpham Belles members in action, feeding some beads down a fabric tube.

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And another Belle wearing her finished necklace.

Finished necklaceMany thanks to Sheila for leading such a fabulous night.

Felpham Belles are Drumming

Our African Drums session was a resounding success at this months Felpham Belles.African drumming at Felpham Belles

Chris Diallo (Hands On Skin) brought along a selection of African drums and percussion instruments for the group to play.african drumming at Felpham Belles

We first learnt some basic ‘drumming moves’, before testing out our group’s beat on a traditional Gambian rhythm.

Tasty cakes were ready and waiting for our well deserved musical interlude. Check out the Easter theme!

Easter themes cakes at Felpham BellesMany thanks to those who brought back their stitched heart-shaped cushions for the hospital for our breast cancer charity make.

heart shaped cushions