Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Upsy Daisy

I made this Upsy Daisy doll for my Niece, it was a challenge but worth it in the end!

Monday, 29 December 2014


A Frozen crochet cape for dressing up with applique snowflakes

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmoose everyone!!

I just had to share this adorable decoration made for my by a dear friend.
How fantastic!

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Fantastic Mr Fox

A set of four Fox coasters. Hand painted foxes on a decoupage background.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Dinky Dollys....

I made these little dolls as part of a larger project for an exhibition this year. They are made from air drying clay and dressed in tiny clothes made from ribbon and lace.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas Coasters

A lovely set of Nutcracker Coasters made using decoupage techniques.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wish upon a star....

I made a whole batch of little crochet stars to put on Christmas Cards. A little added glitter for sparkle too.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Twas the night before Christmas....

....when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!.

Thursday, 11 December 2014


I learnt how to do Tatting this week so I could make really tiny flowers. There are a work in progress but I like the result so far.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Friday, 5 December 2014

Owl keep you warm!

A crochet mug hug, a little Christmas Gift, now I just need to get hot chocolate and marshmallows to put inside.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Hearty Brooches

These sweet little crochet hearts have been made into little brooches. A perfect little gift!!

Thursday, 27 November 2014

My first Christmas Card!

Well I started to think about starting on Christmas Cards so I created this card using the Owl Stamps designed by The Isobel Craft collection. You can view their page on Facebook here. These are not Christmas themed stamps but I think they work well as a wreath. The leaves were stamped around the Owls in a circular shape. They were then stamped again on spare card, cut out and raised on foam pads to give dimension.

         The leaves were stamped around the Owls in a circular shape. They were then stamped again on                      spare card, cut out and raised on foam pads to give dimension.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Road Trip Scarf

I made this scarf for my daughter, the colours are just perfect. For this one I created one large flower brooch which can be used to fasten the scarf in different ways.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Christmas Tags

I have been having so much fun creating these little tags. The plan is to attach them to cards but they can be easily removed to keep. My students have been having fun with these too.

Simply choose a tag shape and draw round it twice in your base fabric and once in some light wadding or felt for the middle. Stitch through one layer of fabric and wadding adding scrap fabrics and decorative details. Then put the back layer in place and stitch all round the outside.
These could be made longer as bookmarks or larger for personalised luggage tags.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Scarves everywhere!

Another completed crochet scarf......I just can't stop making them!

You can find the pattern here
It is very easy so go on have a go before you know it you will be addicted like me.
This week I created a Facebook page for the textile group (02 Textiles)  I exhibit with so we can show you some of the behind the scenes activity. Please pop along and see what we are up too and tell your friends.
You can find it here.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Art Deco Card

A 1920'S inspired 50th Birthday Card
Collaged background with hand embroidery.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Shabby Chic Hare

Embroidery designs created on a recent workshop with Mandy Patullo.
Collaged fabrics and stitch.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Owl Workshop

I created this stitched owl on a workshop with Mandy Patullo .The technique used tiny fabric scraps to paint the picture, they are then held in place with embroidery stitches.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


A crochet poppy with beading for Remembrance Day

Sunday, 9 November 2014


This vibrant butterfly canvas hangs in my hallway. Hand stitched canvas with three dimensional Butterflies.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Mr Fox.....

A set of four coaster tiles with a fox image. Layered collage techniques and even a bit of drawing!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

For all things Scottish....

A card depicting a Thistle head for a Scottish friend. Collaged background with stamped images. Thistle head embellished with embroidery

Monday, 3 November 2014

A Crafty Card!

A card made for a friend who loves to knit.
Fabric background embellished with embroidery and buttons.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Collaged Butterflies

A card created using collage techniques and embellished with lace, ribbons and buttons

Thursday, 30 October 2014

A Thistle card

             A card for a Scottish friend using collage techniques to create a thistle design.


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A sewing card

A card for a friend who likes to knit and sew. Patterned fabric with an embroidery transfer overly which has then been stitched.

Sunday, 26 October 2014


Look I found this duck hiding in the garden!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Vintage, lace and a fairy....

I love the simplicity of this card using up all the precious scraps from a paper pad. All it needed was some lace and ribbon.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014

Lace Bird

A pretty card using paper scarps to create a background and decorated with cut outs and paper roses

Saturday, 18 October 2014


 An experiment with the tiniest felt shapes to create these little brooches, I think there may be more.

                                                         They measure 5cm across

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Christmas Tag 1

There are a great many secret Christmas works in progress that I cant share yet but here is a little stitched tag I have been experimenting with.............

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Wedding Invitation

A wedding invitation designed by myself using Silhouette studio software

Friday, 10 October 2014

Spooky Owls

Something spooky with a lovely set of Owl stamps from the Isobel Craft Collection.
Resist techniques on glossy card with distress ink and a die cut.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

A little Owl!

My first experiments with a new set of Owl stamps from the Isobel Craft Collection. Masking techniques and colouring with Promarkers.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Road Trip Scarves

Having lost a little of my creative mojo during the last few hectic months I have been experimenting with crochet, something I have not done for many years.

Here are two scarves I have recently finished

They are a bit addictive, I think there may be more of these!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Vintage Romance

Some images of my student's work at a recent workshop, they are all a work in progress
 Made from layers of fabric and lace enhanced with hand embroidery. Such lovely work!

the workshop was held at Fantasia Studios, keep watching for a Bird workshop next year!