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I am a lifelong fabric artist who loves bringing a home to life with quirky, unique and sumptuous pieces of textile art. I learnt my craft from sharing many a happy hour sewing with my talented mother. I particularly like collage, free-machining, needle-felting and creating home furnishings using a combination of machine and hand sewing. I love incorporating vintage and reclaimed fabrics, buttons, beads, jewellery and other items in my work to give them a second chance at being beautiful.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

WOYWW - A very special birthday card

Morning all! A very quiet workdesk awaits you all this morning. Yesterday was Ben's birthday and we had his party at the weekend so very little sewing has been on the go this week

I have found time to make a special first birthday card - hungry caterpillar themed of course.

Ben seemed pleased with it anyway.

On my desk this morning I have threads, felt and buttons ready to make another girlie birthday picture for Ben's bestie, Isabelle, who turns one at the weekend, rounding off a long run of first birthdays.

That's all for my crafting this week so I'll round off with some pictures from Ben's party (you can see the bunting, pompoms and cake I made him and nanny Twiglet's banner)  and from his birthday trip to Home Farm, the farm which once supplied Attingham Park (now National Trust). Ben enjoyed his first encounter with piglets, sheep and calves.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll swing by some WOYWW workdesks later today to catch up on your news.

Happy crafting :-)


  1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar was a big favourite here too. A happy belated birthday to your boy.

    Fiona #27

  2. That is such a cute card with the very hungry catepillar! Looks tactile as well for little hands to explore. Lovely! Have a great week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #37

  3. Incidentally, it was my son's birthday on the 21st! September is a good month for birthdays!

  4. Totally beautiful pics of that gorgeous boy!! x

  5. Ben is so adorable and you can tell he really likes that card! I love the party pictures and the cake is amazing. I remember when my daughter turned 1, and so you are doing well to make these wonderful memories. Now she's 21, but she remembers many of her fun childhood birthday parties - so keep having these parties! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #40

  6. Everything looks amazing! I adore the bunting, card and wonderful cake. But best of all is the photo of you and Ben with Twiglet...it's lovely :-)
    Happy days...
    Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

  7. What a great party, and I love the card!! I always enjoyed the Hungry Caterpillar with my nephews. Helen 8

  8. Ben's grandma is right....this is one cute little guy ! Loving all the fun photos. Enjoy they grow up way to fast. Thanks for sharing all the great photos.

  9. What lovely photos - the bunting looks fab and I love the cake too - so glad it all went well and a it certainly looks like a great time was had by all! You were lucky with the weather too by the looks of it!
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #22

  10. Thanks for sharing the birthday photos of gorgeous little Ben. He doesn't look too sure about the animals. The cake looks fantastic. I bet it tasted good too.
    Have a good week,

  11. Ah Max looks like the party was a great success and well done on the gorgeous card, bunting etc. What fun it is to be one!

    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x #34

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