Wednesday, 29 August 2012

off to Holland...

Very excited about going to Holland tomorrow!

Thanks everyone of you for your kind and encouraging comments.  Hopefully I'll be fully refreshed to create lots of products for my Etsy shop when I return on Sat 8th Sept :) x

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

new product?


Appliqued cushion cover...
...look who's inside!
I finished another product idea today! 

etsy - a few more dachshunds

I've added a few more mini dachshunds to my Etsy Shop.  There are only a few left before I go away on Thursday this week, plus only 1 Peggy Doll left! A big thanks to all my customers for your purchases :)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

peggy dolls - now available on etsy!

I have just added 6 "Peggy" dolls to my Etsy Shop.  She is 28cm tall and each one is unique with her own dress, apron, quilted blanket, pillow and tote bag. 

Also I'd like to thank everyone for your comments and queries about Peggy.  Although time consuming, she was very enjoyable to create!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

new shop in Totnes


A great new shop called "Social Fabric" has opened in my local town of Totnes.  As well as the shop, its running creative workshops for a range of fabric/yarn related crafts.  I designed these "Totnes Townscapes" which will be available on tea towels and totes soon.

Totnes is one of the oldest towns in the country and I was asked to include its historical buildings, the castle dates back to 907 AD!

Friday, 17 August 2012

meet peggy...

Hello...
my name is Peggy.
This is me at home...
this is me going to the shops...
this is me tucked up in bed...
and I come with all these accessories!
I'm your little retro friend
Designing and making this doll was so enjoyable for me. I could have gone on forever thinking up little accessories using my vintage fabrics!

Everything pictured above comes with the doll (including the 70s style packaging label I designed!) and I'll be making a few more for my Etsy shop soon.

Monday, 13 August 2012

pin cushions



These pin cushions developed whilst experimenting with traditional hand appliqué techniques (no bondaweb or sewing machine in sight!). I then made the decision to add some freehand embroidery using various stitches.  Its a welcome break from the machine and given me lots of ideas for future products!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

dogs on etsy...

...buy them here!

vintage stamp collection









I don't see myself as a stamp collector, however, these particular examples are some of my most favourite items I own.  They're far too beautifully illustrated to hide away in a stamp album, so I think they sit perfectly in their little frames for all to see!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

oscar's room




This is one corner of my 6 year old son's room, the drawers fit perfectly as steps up to his loft bed! The little Dachshund black board is a character by Dutch children's illustrator Fiep Westerdorp and is one of my favourite purchases from Hema.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

my first pintrest board

I'm now on Pintrest and this is my first board.  It shows the wallpapers I'd love to own and great ideas on how to use them!