Thursday, 28 April 2016


very happy and excited to say, that I am going to be sending out a monthly email Newsletter.   
This will include updates of Fairs I am attending and Workshops I will be delivering.   Exclusive offers and showcasing new work.
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Friday, 22 April 2016

 'Little Folk' are now Brooches.
It's funny how things evolve.   How designs wander into pastures new.
The joy of handmade, I suppose...each piece has it's own little story to tell.

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

I'm sure I saw today, quite high up, a group of white Butterflies fly over our house.   I was upstairs looking out of the bedroom window.    I thought they were blossom petals on the wind, but no, they were Butterflies.  They were very pretty.
Speaking of which, I have been making Butterfly Brooches from sweet, time worn cotton prints.

Available over in my Etsy shop.

 I really enjoy making them.
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Monday, 18 April 2016


can you tell that I love making brooches? :)
Here are a few I have recently made.  All hand stitched, collaging little scraps and haberdashery bits and pieces.
I have two online shops for my little business....

for UK ..madebyhandonline

Thank you for comments left on previous posts, always very much appreciated.

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Saturday, 16 April 2016


I am not one for meticulously planning, when it comes to making my pieces...I have an idea and tend to go with it and see where I end up.   I personally find that way of working very enjoyable.   Of course, each to his own, no right or wrong way.
Going with the unplanned thinking, I recently just started to randomly cut head and body shapes, adding little teeny scraps of fabric and lace.   
As you can see, I now have a range of 'Little Folk' designs.
I enjoy building up the layers of worn fabrics and stitches, seeding stitch being really good for creating a texture.

I think these Little Folk may become brooches...

and a few are housed in vintage tins.

 The majority of these pieces will be coming with me to The Contemporary Craft Festival in June, at Bovey Tracey, Devon.    

That's all for now...thanks for stopping by X

Saturday, 12 March 2016

just a few 'makes' from the last week or two.

 Watercolour painted vintage postcards.
 Stocking suspender, embroidered Brooches.
 A purse or two.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

I hope all is well with you and yours.
A quick overview of pieces made in February.
I have started to make purses again.   Dennis has made a bit of a return here.

 The larger purse below,  I painted and then embroidered with fine wool.   Bunny isn't sad, he's just lost in his own thoughts.

 I am continuing with the garden theme worked on lovely old envelopes...

which has developed into embroidered linen brooches.

Well, that's me for today.
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