New Gallery

Just a quick one to say I have updated my Gallery section to include a lot more work. (thanks to me finding the dongle it was all stored on!) Just one of the old pics I was glad to find!

Projects arising…

Its exciting times round my dining room table at the moment. No dinners being served I’m afraid . I have blocks laid out! Along with neat piles of cut pieces and I’m not letting greasy plates anywhere near them! The first quilt that came out of the chaos was this one. Which I have, slightly […]

Introducing Henna

This beautiful collection, designed by yours truly, will (finally) hit the shops in November! Woo hoo! I suppose this is like posting those first proud baby pictures! It has been about 9 months in the making so to finally see my first fabric range in front of me has been quite emotional! The range started […]

More DIY wardrobe building…

I’ll tell you something you may well think is a lie, and that’s, that I went to the festival of quilts and only bought one piece of fabric! No books, no gadgets, no tasty fabric bundles, just one and a half metres of some Anna Maria Horner rayon with which I had plans. Those plans […]

Another tick off the list

I stumbled across this pattern a few weeks ago and thought ‘why how useful! I need to make me one of those!’ I have business cards tucked all over the place, library cards on the notice board, various membership cards in drawers and pockets all over the house. I did have anyway… not anymore! When […]

Creative Quilting coming soon…

I just received a sneaky peak of the cover of creative quilting which is available to buy soon. I have two quilts in this but am proud to see one of them made the cover! I love it. I sent these quilts off to the magazine months ago now and am now looking forward to […]

It’s coming! It’s coming!

I have had so many requests for a pattern for my changing bag that I have been feeling guilty for a while now that I havn’t got round to it. This was the set I made for the final of the Moda Bake Shop ‘Sliced’ competition last year. I am sorry to everyone has asked […]

Impulsive sewing treats!

Yesterday I did some impulse buying in the fabric shop! I know this is nothing new to many sewists but I am in the rare category that doesn’t stash much. I’m usually a purpose buyer. But I have been clogged up with sewing ‘jobs’ recently and haven’t been fussed much about doing anything creative. I […]

A lesson learnt on pre washing!

I recently made my most favourite DIY wardrobe item, this lace version of the rose t shirt by Melly sews. And on the first wash I only went and bloody shrank it! I am really very cross with myself and a little gutted. Its still wearable, just, but it has lost its style and I […]

Two new lovely shiny publications out now…

These 2 fabulous magazines, are out now, and I recommend you buy them! But then I would as they both feature a project written by me! Creative bag making, a sequel to Creative handbags, is a special edition and contains 18 original patterns. My contribution to the list is this cute and girly rucksack pattern […]