Wednesday, 27 January 2016

I do love an old envelope to work on.

I love the text, written and printed.  
Not forgetting the stamps and 
post marks too.

I have popped these into my Etsy shop.
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Saturday, 23 January 2016


back in May 2015 I was fortunate enough to be featured in the  'Artisan' section of 
Period Living Magazine.
It came as a lovely surprise to find out that the article has now been included in Period Living's new book ... The Big Book of Crafting.
It's a super lovely book, being made up of 'Artisan' articles.
I must admit to being chuffed to bits.
If you fancy taking a look, I think it is pretty much available wherever you can buy the the UK, of course.

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Friday, 22 January 2016

I am just back from a wonderful couple of days spent in London with our 'grown up' girls 
who live and work in the City.
Visited Borough Market, The Shard, The Golden Hind and
The Fashion and Textile Museum .... their current Exhibition being 'Liberty in Fashion'.
Happily, photography here are the pics I took.

Very interesting Exhibition.   I'm afraid I didn't take any pics of Fashion from 50's onwards...I have just realised that!   Just shows how you gravitate to what interests you.
  Anyway, well worth a visit, if you can.
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

 Wishing you a very happy and healthy new year, dear readers.
Just stopping by to show you my latest embroideries.
Really enjoying embroidering the envelopes.

 I wondered how this style would look, embellishing a purse...pretty happy with how it turned out.   

 Same garden style embroidery inside a vintage 'Airstrip' sticking plaster tin.
 To finish with, a photo postcard from the 20's I think, with my embroidered flowers.  
I love how the couple look so happy in their flowery meadow.
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Monday, 28 December 2015

a year ago or so, I met Tamar of
Tamar's handkerchiefs are designed here in UK and embroidered by 
Bulgarian ladies at the studio over in Bulgaria.
tamielle's ethos can be found on the website.
Tamar kindly asked if I would design and co-design half a dozen hankies ... 
which I was very happy to do.
The pictures here are one of the designs we created.
If you fancy, pop over to tamielle's website for more info.

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Sunday, 27 December 2015

thank you very much for the lovely comments received on my previous post.  

I am very happy to say that I have a three page article in the current

a little article about how I screen print.
Chuffed to bits.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015

I hope all is well with you and yours.

 Many moons ago, I embroidered the piece pictured above, for my sister, who recently moved into a  bigger home...allowing her to put all her belongings out and this being one of them.
It was lovely to see this little embroidery again.  
So, feeling inspired, I thought I would revisit this style and embroidered the vintage envelope below.
Looking forward to embroidering more in 2016.

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