Sunday, 20 December 2009

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

new fairies

just listed a couple of these at my Etsy shop

Sunday, 6 December 2009


still to do, in order of importance
post robin
sew elastics onto hairs flowers
2 white fairies
2 turquoise fairies
5 lavender hearts
+ Bah Humbug
10 russian dolls
3 foxes
4 commissions
1 boy mouse
1 camo luno

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Tooth Fairy is visiting us tonight!

Top for Iris
Bottom for O
once printed the edges were sprinkled with fairy dust and a few tiny silver stars.Then covered in a transparent glittery sticky film. I used an image found online then photoshopped my butterfly photo over the top and gave them all wings :)

Things To Do Part 2, reminder to self...
2 fairies white
2 fairies turquoise
4 pairs of flower hairbands
1 mouse for a boy
4 commissions for someone else
2 corsages
10 russian dolls
10 lavender hearts
3 foxes
1 bah humbug heart


Too busy and the tooth fairy didn't come in the night for Iris...she'll be coming tonight!

Friday, 4 December 2009


in my folksy shop.


Things To Do, reminder to self...
2 fairies white
2 fairies turquoise
4 pairs of flower hairbands
1 mouse for a boy
4 commissions for someone else
2 corsages
10 russian dolls
10 lavender hearts

Things I would love to do but have no time:
More Photo's
Use my medium format and polaroid cameras
Bake more cake
be more organised
enjoy my family!

Today Ophelia competed in an Athletics competition. I am so proud of her. She is doing AMAZINGLY at school. Iris and I went to see A Christmas Carol with Mikka and Maiya. Poor Iris was terrified in parts (grim reaper + falling into a coffin scene) but we all really enjoyed it. I looked over at her in the Christmas Past scene, when Scrooge fell in love, and she looked SOOOOOOO HAPPY! She is such a romantic!
We came back home to find the butterfly we rescued still in our kitchen. Iris was so happy she now has a 'pet' and named it Gerta (unisex name apparently). We can't put it outside because it is raining so we fed it. See photos. And decided it can stay in our kitchen for the time being.
Other news:
In the school play this year Iris is a mouse!
I sold 3 robins on Etsy this week. and one Russian Doll (to a very nice polaroid enthusiast called Stefan who I met in Paris last year!)
Tod and Andrea are having a baby! Hooray!
I drank a bit too much mulled wine last night.
I have too much work to do.

Friday, 27 November 2009

fabric animation

here is the work I did with BAFTA nominees,The Brothers McLeod

Thursday, 26 November 2009

....and don't forget to breathe

ever lost the feeling in your fingers?

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Friday, 9 October 2009

I have Angels

Everyday someone pops round to help neighbour has my 6 year old over to play so I can work, my friends comes to help me sew, another friend will come and stuff, my mum will pick up the children from school and sort all of the washing piles...I am so lucky. We drink tea, eat biscuits and laugh...And here is what we made in the past week (with a lot of help from my cousin who is staying with me for 2 weeks)...only another 500 or so items left to go!
Nowadays I'm supplying Uneeka, Funky Olive and foufurnishings.
I am going to make sure a few of these items get to my shops Etsy and Folksy.

Friday, 2 October 2009

Friday, 18 September 2009


My neglected blog...So much going on here lately. I'm finishing off orders so I can begin thinking about Christmas stock. Lauren from Uneeka asked me to make a fox so here he is. I'm quite pleased with him. The first one I made looked more like a crazy dog. Today I need to make some more boats.
Yesterday the primary school my daughter is at were getting rid of some furniture. Old School furniture. I'd already acquired two solid wood bookshelves a few months ago which I LOVE. But yesterday I could hardly contain my excitement when the caretaker showed me two chests of drawers with square drawers with old fashion handles and label slots. I can't describe how lovely they are. And they were free. I spent all day rearranging the furniture and I'll take a photo later to show...
My big girl LOVES High School :)
And yesterday I noticed that Autumn is in the air. My favourite season, longwalks and hot chocolate. The air seems different in lots of good ways. Soon the fair will be in town. And I look forward to the 4th October when my cousin Sylwia will arrive for a two week visit to help me with my Christmas stock :)
Going off on a tangent I have Iris at home today (she is 6) and she is watching Cinderella. She just came up to me horrified that the wicked witch said a swear word. I asked her what it was (surely there is no swearing in Cinderella). The reply? "Hell", and her face was a picture she was actually blushing from the embarassment of it all! I love this age. So sweet and innocent still...
Well better get out of my dressing gown. LOVE not doing the school run!