Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Embroidery workshops in France, July 2018

I hope all is well with you, dear reader.
Not a great deal stitch wise going on here. 
 December was a blur, but with a wonderful interlude of a week in Marrakesh.   Look at the sky!   Such a treat to experience such a different culture and of course, the sights, smells and sounds.   

The news I would particularly like to tell you, 
I am most honoured, to have been invited to Caroline Zoob's French Workshop , along with
Lynn Barron of Vintage Sea Angels 
to teach for a week, in the most glorious Chateau, this coming July.
I will be teaching projects covering hand embroidery and free machine embroidery.
Lynn has some achingly exquisite projects.....along with Caroline, 
who will be teaching too, both in their beautiful style.
There is a full explanation of this sure to be glorious week over on Caroline's web site here ....
read down and at the bottom of the page click → France 2018
which will take you to the full PDF brochure, 
with a full guide and prices.

Doesn't it look stunning?

Well, that's me for today, thanks for stopping by X

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

I hope all is well with you and yours.

Just a few words to say that I will be delivering a workshop at the wonderful theyardartspace a week on Saturday ... there are a couple of places available, if you fancy coming along.   A creative and fun day making an angel or fairy from found materials.   Visit the website link for more info, if you fancy.

Although I have woken with vile 'positional vertigo' this morning...and feeling pretty hysterical about it...I am off to Cornwall tomorrow to cowslipworkshops .    I was going to sell at the two day Christmas Fair but I am unable to do this now.  I will, however, being delivering a workshop there on Sunday.   Details below if you are in the area.   So many gorgeous makers will be show casing their wares at this fabulous event.

Leaving you with a couple of pics of latest 'makes'.
My etsy shop will be in 'holiday mode' as from this evening 15.11.17.   Back to normal on Monday though.

Thanks for stopping by X

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Fabric brooches ... free machine embroidered.

These have been selling well, as many buyers have mentioned that their purchase will be a gift.

I have to start making in earnest for Christmas Fair at Cowslip, 
 Newhouse Farm,  St.Stephens Launceston,  Cornwall PL15 8JX 
18th - 19th November.    I am delivering a workshop there too - 20th Nov.  
It's going to be lovely.
I have much to do :)
Thanks for stopping by X

Friday, 6 October 2017

 A collection of work available in my Etsy shop.
The above two pieces sold this morning, but I wanted to include them here as a record of my work.
Free machine embroidered girls and birds applied to 1906 paper.   
Below, a lovely old envelope, with 'answered' written on it from 1946.
Layers of lace and snippets of silk ribbon are applied and embroidered to form a garden scene.
 A simpler design for this lovely 1907 envelope below.   A drawn and painted Pidge in amongst the flowers.
 I like the simplicity of this brooch.   Sometimes it's hard to know when to stop.
 Finally, a group of small Brooches which include a Pug brooch!    I know, random, but that's how my mind works.
Thanks for stopping by X

Thursday, 28 September 2017


New work to celebrate the love we have, for our feline and canine friends.

Thanks for stopping by. x

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

recently I fortuitously purchased a reel of pure red silk thread.   I also purchased a pack of fine sewing machine needles and have been thoroughly enjoying stitching my drawn pictures...sketchbook to a naive style, quickly and simply.   
These little brooches are available in my Etsy shop ... we all know a 'Cat Lady' :) 
Thanks for stopping by X

Monday, 18 September 2017

I hope all is well with you and yours.
After a long absence from making due to completely losing my making mojo, as happens from time to time.   Elderly parents and their illnesses.  Exhibiting at Festival of Quilts,  My home studio having a complete re-vamp, giving me lots more working space, instead of a storage area with a 12" square to work on.   A very jolly holiday over on one of the Greek Islands for a week.   It is more than time to stop procrastinating and get my business back on track.  So here are a few brooches, the base of which are pieces of Edwardian stiffened men's collar, embellished with lovely vintage cotton print fragments, hand drawn details and pearlies.   
Phew ... So good to be back.
Thanks for stopping by X