Buckle up

 This is a detail of a buckle bought from a vintage fair today. I need to use it because it is so lovely. Current thoughts are centring around hair clips or some kind of statement necklace. It is so delicate yet it is lasted for such a long time. I want to do it justice….

Air-y fairy

I’m a techno geek…I admit it. I may love the home arts of the needle but I’m also a physicist who loves software, hardware, any where. So I’m vvvvvv happy to say I’ve just snagged a 128Gb iPad Air – I’m backing it up at the moment but I love it already. So fast! I…

Christmas in May…

Now, you know that I will sometimes sell a quilt or two. I am very excited folks. I got a package sent to me yesterday that had the most gorgeous quilts in it… Here are some shots to show you what I mean. Everything will go up on Etsy very soon. Form an orderly queue…

Bag a prize

I’ve raved about the wonderous http://www.bagsoflove.co.uk and their digital printing service. I’m working on some fabric designs based on my house sketches at the moment and I have played with digital florals too.  Well, they’ve just launched a competition which may be right up your alley, I know I’m having a go! The full details…

Stitchy shopping

To Totnes…my favourite shopping venue. Home of strange piercings, indie shops and drool worthy street food. People still stitch in Totnes so there are proper fabric shops, yes, dressmaking shops. And my favourite clothier and handbag emporium Stolen from Susie/susie and me is just about to open a new shop. Hurrah. And then I found…


Look what I found on ebay…

Back to the drawing board

I’ve been stepping up my drawing and artwork and now I’ve got some designs printed as panels to make cushions with. Like?

Book it!

Getting ready for Christmas?! Have a quick look at my little ebook – 99p for lots of project ideas, all tried and tested by me and mine. Bargain!!< </a>

Prints charming

Well, you guys now that I have dabbled in the fabric design previously. Up until now though, I’ve how to use an American provider, Spoonflower. But, that seems to be set to change… Introducing my new design courtesy of bagsoflove.co.uk -This is a UK outfit and they are offering digital printing at £29.99 per metre….

Animal crackers

The fruit of a long train journey with the boys today. Seriously, go and buy the How to Draw Horrible Science book. It’s so clever in how it leads you through the basics and not so basic techniques of cartoon drawing. Perfect for a Christmas present for a keen artist in your brood?