Archive for July, 2015

The Wordsmith

July 31st, 2015 | The Wordsmith | 2 Comments

My fifth book is here! And I’m so very pleased with it! Here’s the introduction: Wordsmith (n.) one who creates with words I’ve often wished that I kept a diary or an art journal but after many attempts I’ve had to admit that I’m just not that sort. And yet, I really do want to […]

Sewing Basket

July 30th, 2015 | Sewing | 1 Comment

This old wicker sewing basket was waiting for me in the charity shop the other week. I’d love to know who owned it and see what she’d made, wouldn’t you?

Chief of Everything

July 26th, 2015 | Family, Other | 1 Comment

Tony has been working with me as my ‘Chief of Everything’ since November last year and is proving invaluable in so many ways: doing all my computer and technical work, business planning, running the shipping department, the finances and handling most of the daily admin and emails etc too. He works very late into the night […]


July 24th, 2015 | Sewing | No Comments

I made this little fox as a mascot for Jan who runs ‘Grays’ a non- profit charity cafe here in my town.  He has yet to be named but is already in his coffee shop uniform and will be living somewhere in the cafe very soon. I bought the great pattern from Threadfollower on Etsy and the […]

End of an era

July 19th, 2015 | Family | 3 Comments

In a few days school will be out for the summer.  And after eleven years of nursery and school runs I only have four more to do ever. Because Hen (seen here on his first day at school as a 4 year old- he was so excited!) is leaving his juniors and moving up to senior school. His lovely […]

Help please!

July 17th, 2015 | Artisan apron | 14 Comments

My Artisan Apron pattern is flying out the door (thank you!) and it is nearly time to get another batch printed. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to improve the pattern. I’m going to get the apron graded so it will come in a set of sizes (instead of the one it does now). […]

and the winner is…

July 16th, 2015 | Other | No Comments

Congratulations to Elaine! The random number generator chose number 14 and today is your lucky day! Email me your address please and I’ll get the ticket in the post. I look forward to meeting you at the Festival of Quilts. Thanks to everyone who entered- sorry I didn’t have a free ticket for you all!

My studio

July 9th, 2015 | Home | 4 Comments

The Wordsmith

July 6th, 2015 | The Wordsmith | 6 Comments

My new book ‘The Wordsmith’ is almost finished! I have spent the last few days proof reading and generally criticising two years work. For me it’s the hardest part of the book making process. But now the mistakes are gone and soon we will have a beautiful and inspiring book: it’s actually been there all […]

Festival of Quilts

The Festival of Quilts, the biggest quilt show in Europe is just around the corner. I’ll be there on my Stand G4 so please come by and say ‘hello’ to me, my Mum or my sister (if you’re very lucky you can say ‘hello’ to all of us!) I’m also teaching a 3 hour masterclass […]