Have a Great Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend

  Well I’ve been busy designing and making lots of lovely textile items for weeks now in preparation for exhibiting at the Southwell Minster Jubilee Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd June in the… Continue reading

A Day With Needle and Thread

I had a lovely day on Friday running an embroidery workshop in conjunction with Manor Farm Tea Shoppe, Bleasby Nottingham. It was great to meet such a lovely bunch of ladies keen to learn… Continue reading

Happy Easter!

I know people don’t actually use egg cosies very much but I just couldn’t resist making these Super Cute Egg Cosies. I came across some small pieces of Vanessa Arbuthnott  fabric and just… Continue reading

Hand Embroidery Workshop

I’ve just completed this hand embroidered photograph album in preparation for the hand embroidery workshop that I am running in conjunction with Manor Farm Tea Shoppe, Bleasby Nottingham on 20th April http://www.manorfarmteashoppe.co.uk/special-events  Although… Continue reading

A successful day!

Well the first of my sewing workshops in conjunction with the Manor Farm Tea Shoppe was really enjoyable. I was really pleased with the venue, the purpose-built function room seems to adapt so… Continue reading

Sewing Workshop at Manor Farm Tea Shoppe

I’m really excited to be asked by Caroline and Andrew owners of the Manor Farm Tea Shoppe in Bleasby in Nottinghamshire to run a sewing workshop. We are hoping that it will be… Continue reading

Learn a new skill in 2012

First and foremost I would like to wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! My daughter writes for a local community magazine and last year she decided to encourage people to make a list… Continue reading


Well it’s been frantic! But I just wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for 2012. A big thank-you to: all the people who have purchased my textile… Continue reading

‘Sew’ Pretty and ‘Sew’ Talented

The revival and interest in crafts over the last few years is great. It’s such a pleasure to see so many people creating and designing such a wonderful array of handcrafted items. Over… Continue reading

Folksy Friday – Button mania!

I was rummaging through my button box recently whilst talking to a friend and was suddenly aware of her laughter. Puzzled at what was so funny I asked her what the source of… Continue reading