Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Workshops from home

I will be running a few crafty textile workshops from home this year. As there are not many flowers around this time of year, I thought I would start with making my flowery broaches. Fun, informal and around the kitchen table. The first one will be on the 10th of January in East Devon email for more info and to book a place .

Recycling our Christmas cards

How to make Christmas cards into baubles

Let the crafting carry on after christmas .Turn old christmas cards into baubles. From the cards ,cut out 21 same size circles (trace round the base of a jar ). On one circle ,draw an equilateral triangle,ensuring each point touches the circles edge ,and cut out. Trace a triangle onto the back of all remaining circles and fold along all lines .Glue or staple the flaps of five circles together (meeting at a central point) to form the top of the bauble;repeat to form the bottom. Glue/staple the remaining ten circles together so that they form a long line,then glue/staple ends together- this will be the baubles middle ring.glue the top and bottom to the middle ring. pierce the bauble with a needle and thread through a thin ribbon .Hang and enjoy

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Snow Angels

Snow Angel by my son .

Snowy Times

We made Florentines

Thanks for the recipe which was from my favourite blog The Quince Tree.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The return of Pearl Mogg

Here Pearl has ventured out to get a few provisions

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The Girls Own Annual

A snowy find

Gifts for teachers

Home made crab Apple Jelly

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Cloth magazine

Check out Cloth a 'fab' sewing magazine . It's full of great recyling ideas for you fabric funsters . I have done a hat tutorial for them in the Winter issue. www.clothmagazine.co.uk

Finished hat shoot


Have finished my hat orders, time for mulled wine. Hope y'all enjoying the run up to Christmas.

Monday, 6 December 2010



Im working on my dolls this week .

Friday, 3 December 2010

A crafty social in Exeter

Come and make textile treats on Monday the 13th of December at SPACEX Check their web site for directions , 5 walk mins from Exeter city centre. www.spacex.co.uk .please book it's £5 inc materaials mincie pies and mulled wine . For an informal evening of fun and fabrics .

The making of the tins

My wee dolls in tins

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A book for chilly nights

A lovely wooly tale for chidren ,read on chilly winter nights.

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

The Eden Project in Cornwall.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Red hat for chilly mornings

I've made this hat with chilly christmas days in mind with a bit of red lippy - I'm starting to feel festive.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Thanks Mum

Knitted Names.

knitted door names for bedrooms


Two birthdays this week.Happy Birthday to me and to the lovely Rowan .

Best Things

My best top ,shoes and bag.

Saturday, 6 November 2010


Woolly Nest

Monday, 1 November 2010

A new month.

A new doll.This is Floss and her cat Flea.

My woolly necklace for november


Sunday, 31 October 2010

A wee knitted pumpkin


Saturday, 23 October 2010

My Woolly Medals

We all deserve a medal at some point.

A Wedding

I make these art dolls for tops of wedding cakes, but they take a silly amount of time to make, so Im keeping Rita and Aubrey. Congratulations to them both.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Upcoming Workshop

During the half term week I will be at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery in Honiton, East Devon for the Big Draw. A free, fun drop-in workshop for all the family, so no need to book. For information check out the website at www.thelmahulbert.com.

Monday, 18 October 2010


Friday, 15 October 2010

Introducing my Lolly Dollie kits

Ideal for party bags or just for fun on a rainy day. Just draw and cut out clothes by using doll as template, add glue or sew - voila! and a snip at £4 each inc p&p .You can make lots out of card too using doll as a template.

Lolly Dollies

From teens to wee ones, everyone loves making lolly Dollies

Lolly Dollies

Monday, 4 October 2010

Rosehip Syrup

I made my first bottle of Rosehip syrup. I've given it its own autumn photo shoot as it's so precious.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Hat of the week

A very pretty girl wearing one of my 1930 style hats I make for children

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

FlapJack parcels

I may be really sad admitting to this , but it came about from being a terrible cook so I'd wrap them together to make them stick together. Now I secretly love doing it and giving them to friends and family with pictures they would like . It's also an ideal way hiding bad baking!