Archive for category : sewing machine drawing


         as well as painting them I’ve been stitching leaves and bugs too. By the way, that grey thing is supposed to be a feather- it looks a little more convincing in real life.  


October 19th, 2012 | sewing machine drawing | No Comments

the other day I sat down at my sewing machine and these two faces appeared. I don’t give myself time to simply play often enough- I always feel I should be making something ‘proper’. Which is daft. Because what’s ‘un-proper’ about these faces? :: I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead, so won’t be here […]


November 3rd, 2010 | sewing machine drawing | 3 Comments

This little chap appeared a while ago while I was demonstrating at a workshop. And no, I don’t know why he’s only got one arm and no mouth.  It’s a quiet week for me. No teaching or work deadlines.  So, I’m taking the opportunity to catch up and get prepared for the next few busy […]


September 27th, 2010 | sewing machine drawing | 5 Comments

So, anyone fancy doing some of my (so called) work with me? We’ll spend the day at the beautiful West Dean College in the West Sussex countryside learning how to draw with a sewing machine and making some Christmas presents and decorations just like these. Yes? Then please book your place on: West Dean ‘learn a skill, make a gift’ course MG1580, […]


March 25th, 2010 | sewing machine drawing | 6 Comments

Joe came home the other day and said he’d had a reading assessment at school. He felt it had gone well except that he was asked to read ‘moustache’ which he’d never heard of and then couldn’t read anyway. He’d guessed at ‘mouse- ache’.   And then the very next day I was queueing in the post office […]

Don’t ask me why

February 25th, 2010 | sewing machine drawing | 10 Comments

because I don’t know. I just felt it was missing a rabbit.                          


November 26th, 2009 | sewing machine drawing | 6 Comments

For Christmas last year, everyone in the family who had a nose and a sense of humour got one of these. And this year everyone in the family who washes (i.e. everyone except my boys!)  will be getting one of these flannels and a bar of homemade (but not in my home) soap. So, that’s […]


November 15th, 2009 | sewing machine drawing | 5 Comments

This week vanished.  I do know that I got up early and went to bed late every day and wasted no (okay, not that much) time in between. Yet it’s Sunday again and I’ve got nothing much to show for it. Except for a few quick doodles on my sewing machine. Here’s hoping next week is calmer.      

and the winner is…

April 7th, 2009 | sewing machine drawing | 4 Comments

the random number picker thingy said 28. So well done, Amy mo!  Thank you everyone for your kind words and flattery. I really, really do appreciate them. It will be quiet around here for a while as the boys are on their school holidays and I am trying to keep them occupied on a miniscule entertainment budget. It’s […]

Two years

                My blog is two years old today.  So I made this to celebrate and to say thank you for all the your support and encouragement: it’s a vintage embroidered tray cloth with an applique pig on it, in case you’re wondering. with wording inspired by this fantastic Roald Dahl poem. […]