Monday, 5 October 2015

Bag Patterns and More!

I adore Swoon patterns, they are fantastic very cool and very well written. I love the fact I can buy and download easily and the are really well priced.....

Im proud to be affiliated with them.
Ive bought a lot but this is the latest design I have just got my hands on this isn't my sample , cant wait to make one myself!

Have a look here:

Tuesday, 11 August 2015


As I clear my sewing studio and reveal more craftyness that I realized I already had, this made me giggle......

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Sewing Challenge.....

What's the strangest sewing challenge you have even had?

I had to make today a make up back which incorporated hedgehogs and a Union Jack.......

Think I did good!

Monday, 15 June 2015

I love making these little purses!

I love making theses little purses, they take a little while to get your head round then are really easy.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

How is everyone getting on surviving the kids Holidays?

If the stress of having 1 teenager and 1 nearly a teenager at home for a week wasn't enough I have the decorators in! I am used to decorating myself so this is a real treat..... 
Too much late night TV and too many sleepovers make very grumpy girls so I am struggling to get everything done and am feeling like the picture!
so I needed a plan and whilst thinking about the plan I have been through the ironing mountain. I am surrounded by dustsheets coats for the emptied coat rack and paint pots, but the end result is a 'proper' painted hall, stairs, landing, bathroom and girls bedrooms! so excited its a totally new experience for me!

so my survival plan is....
  • lists lists and lists, every time I think of something I need to do it goes on a list
  • from the lists I gave myself a daily to do list
  • Get up super early as my kids done stir until lunchtime so that's half a day to get cracking!
  • give them pocket money jobs, worked well so far...
  • and lastly , let them stay up later so then sleep in longer!
Good Luck!

Friday, 24 April 2015

SewingWorkshops are available, just working out some technical difficulties with my event provider!

Im having a few techincal issues with my workshop list.
I have day and evening classes in the following
BEGINNERS BAGMAKING -fully lined bag with fabric flower embelisment
PURSE WITHE CLIP FRAME-fully lined purse with beautiful coloured balls on the twist of the frame
BEGINNERS APPLIQUE WITH MACHINE EMBROIDERY-learn the art of applique using a selection of designs then stitch over with machine stitching...the easy way without fancy machines....
KIMONO MAKING-come and make a simple kimono with enclosed seams perfect for summer.

Message me for details 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Workshops are live!

Long overdue workshops are live at last, only 3 to begin with, only small groups so places will go quickly....

On holiday in the Cotswolds a few years ago while browsing the antique shops I was drawn to this old Singer Oil can.... I HAD to have it to sit in my studio. Cool don;t you think?

Friday, 13 March 2015

Dashwood Studio....such great fabric!

I am proud to still be working with Dashwood Studios. Its not often you come across a UK designed and produced fabric range....

Here is a new line they have launched from the Rain or Shine collection, its oilcloth and at the moment its only in this design but its more than just oilcloth it has a lovely soft handle but has all the properties of oilcloth.
So nice to work with....

What do yo think? its not finished yet, I have to decide coloured buttons or wooden, it has to be ready for a show in Germany, get me!
This is the collection, cute isn't it?!

Saturday, 14 February 2015

My new workshop List!!!

So sorry to the people who have messaged me, no I'm not selling fruit! my online shop should have been up and running but there has been a technical delay so I'm sorry the list will be up within a week from today.

You will be able to book and pay for any workshops you fancy

I would love you to try one out!

I off to the Trade show at the Birmingham NEC for a couple of days in the morning cant wait to get my creative 'fix'!

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Daswood Studios Samples!

Im so excited to share this with you, I have joined Dashwood Studios sample making team.
I was given they new collection Suffolk Garden to work with, and was taken a little out of my comfort zone and asked to make some basic girls dresses... I had to add a little bag of course.......

Hope you like them! Im loving this collection!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Workshop almost ready!

Im excited to show you a snippet of my new workshop..... of course the essential Tea and Coffee making area and my sewing machine covers, comfy chairs......... hope you like the fabric roses that I made with my crafty bud Chris one chilly Friday night!

Before you ask the branch had fallen on my dog walk so not trees were hurt during this crafty session!

My printing tutorial is still on its way.........Im working on an exciting deadline...details to come soon!!

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Printing on Fabric the Easy way....

Top tip for this Tuesday is how to print on Fabric....

I stumbled upon this method, the possibilities are endless....

Sadly today I am teasing you because the tutorial isn't finished, been a crazy 24 hours of hospitals and children but all is now well and I am back on it as they say.....

Please pop back for the tutorial, I hope you will be glad you did!