Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Hello.
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

 Hello.

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

Thanks for stopping by. x



Tuesday, 19 September 2017



Hello,
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 fabric...in 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

Hello,
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

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Festival of Quilts


Hello,
I know many of you dear readers are from far off lands...
but if you are planning to visit Festival of Quilts this year...
please do pop by and visit our stand H45 and say 'hello'.  
Hope to see you there.
Thanks for stopping by X

Wednesday, 12 July 2017



Hello,
currently enjoying painting, stitching, appliqueing these fabric bracelets...
the girls insisted on wearing red bows in their hair.




Wishing you a happy day.
Thanks for stopping by X