Sunday, 28 March 2010

Just a quick one this morning to say that these are now available here & here too.


Saturday, 27 March 2010

Hello Saturday

Here's the cushion I made a couple of weeks ago out of some ikea fabric... you can see the (expertly sewn) curtains in the background that I made ages ago too.

Today has been mostly updating the shop, sewing, illustrating some plates & list making. A lot of that. There are some really exciting things coming soon.

Also this week, I finally opened an Etsy shop. I had a shop there a few years ago & I have to admit, I didn't really *get it* so there are a few things in there, which will be updated next week.

Have a good weekend x

Friday, 26 March 2010

Lino cuts

I love hand printed things.

Don't get me wrong, I love a stack of smooth, matte paper just fresh back from the printers, all perfect & ink smelling, but there's just something special about something that's hand printed & not *quite perfect*

I've had a stack of soft cut carving blocks & lino cutting tools, for about, I don't know, over a year at least. I haven't done any for about 7 years or something it must be. (I don't count the attempt I had when I first got the blocks & tried to cut out something round, had a paddy & threw them to the back of the draw!) I;ve been practicing carving & printing for ages now, I think I've got the shapes & kind of things that work now. Delicate, kind of, not too fussy... but not to plain either.

So here goes...

The weird umbrella shape thing is meant to be a mushroom... doesn't work so well. The little leaf... I love.

Lovely on fabric.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010


.... Nerys of Crafty Jemima

Thanks for all your comments, tweets, DM's & emails, they made me laugh.. I'm glad I'm not the only one that ends up sitting on needles! I picked the winning entry out of a err... teapot after swizzling them all around... very scientific! Sorry about the slight delay... feeling a little bit better now, I'm really not good at being ill at all, I hardly ever get ill!

I'll contact the lovely Nerys & get the goodies sent off


Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Really feeling all the springtime colours that are around at the moment. I love colour, and love using them together. I'm the kind of girl that has a stack of wrapping paper/fabric/papers, far too lovely to use.


New to the shop last week is a set of 2 little cards. Featuring donuts & a little ball of yarn & knitting needles, they're blank inside for your own message & come with a brown envelope.
Thanks so much for all your emails, tweets & comments for the giveaway, I've been ill... but I'm on the mend now I hope. So the giveaway is now extended it to mignight tonight & then that's it!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010


Thought I may do a little giveaway!

Until Sunday 21st March 12 Midnight you have the chance to win this penguin needle case, with 4 felt pages to pop your needles & pins in, to keep them safe! Ties with a little spotted ribbon. AND an aluminium tea pot pendant lovingly cut out by me! Has a matte brush effect finish & I'll even pop in a little silver plated chain to wear it on!

All you have to do is tell me why you would like a little penguin needle case... it could be to stop the cat pinching your pins, or simply you just love the little penguin chaps. To do this you can...

leave a blog comment
email at
or tweet it to

You have until Sunday midnight to enter & a winner will be randomly selected on Monday morning.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

teapots, lamps, leaves...

I saved this lamp from my parent's garage full of stuff destined to go onto ebay. It has been in there for years, it was my nan's, she brought it back from Spain when she lived there about 50 years ago or something, its made from alabaster. I love the veins that light up when you plug it in, it goes oddly well with the old look we have going on in our living room! I just hope I don't break it or anything!

Here's a little tea set & milk jug I also claimed from the ebay pile.

My finished pierced aluminium leafy necklace. I know it's not the most original or revolutionary design, but I quite like it.

And also a little alumium teapot that I love too. I'm undecided how I'm going to sell these, as a charm on their own, to attach to what you like, or as a pendant with chain. I like how light it is, especiallu if you're going to put it on a bracelet with lots of other ones. Has a brushed satin finish.