Category Archives: illustration

Fabric Painting on tea-cloths…

My family have a rule that we give each other little presents at the Christmas dinner table which have not cost us a fortune…. A couple of years ago I decided to have a tea theme with a little bag … Continue reading

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Tray with matching wine glasses…

Those trays I did for my Etsy shop at Christmas were a resounding failure, so I’ve been redoing them. This one started as a doodle whilst watching TV and, well….here’s what I did:- I started my doodle and realised that … Continue reading

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Peter Rabbit…

There has been a crazy renewal of interest in Beatrix Potter lately – she’s never gone away in this house though. I’ve always been fascinated with her delightful drawings of the woodland animals and bought the little books to read … Continue reading

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Another baby arrives….

Be careful what you do for a first baby, you may have to do the same for the second, third etc., Luckily for me, I love making bunting. A friend has recently had a second baby boy and so here … Continue reading

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Block Printing….

This year I got a last minute chance to go to the Sewing Bee show in Excel London. It was a great day and I saw some wonderful materials and gained so much inspiration. I was going to try a … Continue reading

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This years Christmas cards…

Well it’s almost Christmas… are you ready? I’ve finished work now, gifts are bought and wrapped and distributed and these cards have been posted and delivered…. Whilst at the most fabulous Handmade Fair in Hampton Court in September I saw … Continue reading

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Just a few more napkins…

The thing is, one always needs napkins…. They used to be such an expensive thing to buy – which is strange when you think how easy they are to make. But, lately it seems shops are just giving them away … Continue reading

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