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