Quilts, Sewing and Paintings

After finding out that my older sister was pregnant in 2013 with her first child (the first baby in our family) I wanted to make something that I thought she would love for her little boy to have. Therefore, I decided to get a whole heap of Mickey Mouse themed presents since we grew up with Disney. It never seems to go out of style either so hopefully it’s something he can keep forever.

I ended up getting a basic quilt design going with blue, red and white themed to match the Disney characters. If you enjoy creating projects like this, your can purchase Brother Disney embroidery machine’s┬áspecifically for the Disney embroidery design range.

This 1.5m x 1.5m was the perfect size for her to put in her cot or to use in her playroom.┬áSince the quilt only took about two weekends to complete I ended up having enough time to paint her a Mickey Mouse canvas, to match all the presents. Painting has always been something I’ve really loved doing so this was fun just in itself.


This was an oil painting I did below, which was the first time I’d ever used this type of media. I was in love with Leonid Afremov’s paintings so I thought he would be a great artist to learn from. He even had a movie on how he made it, which was great for beginner oil users like myself.


I’ve always loved Roy Lichtenstein so when I first moved out of home over ten years ago I painted this double canvas below to match his ‘Girl with Hair Ribbon c1965’ artwork.


So you can imagine when our work decided to do a 50’s dress up Christmas party I couldn’t resist making my own popart dress and painted my face to match.



My most recently painting is actually a set of angel wings, which I completed on a local coffee shop wall. This was such an amazing experience, especially because they kept feeding me every time I was there and their food is amazing. It was also a great excuse for all my friends to come down and visit. Having posted it on my Instagram I’m now getting my own friends, plus some people I haven’t seen in over 5 years send their selfie photos, saying how much they love it which is pretty cool too.


I hope you’ve enjoyed!

Happy sewing, crafting, painting or quilting!

Erin xx