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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, 14 October 2015

WOYWW - new home celebrations

Hello all, welcome to my 'What's on your workdesk Wednesday' post. Bit late in the day as I've been for a long overdue hair cut!

I've had a busy week with several different textile projects on the go.

I've produced more needle-felted pictures (dumflings) as I have the exciting prospect of supplying a few shops in the coming months! These are all ready to bead and mount...

I've also taken time to dabble with some new ideas this week. A number of my friends have moved house recently, or are due to soon, so I have made a few embroidered 'new home' cards. These have been both free-machine embroidered and hand embroidered.

Finally, I've enjoyed watching my little man find his feed as he gets ever closer to walking by himself...
(Note: the vase is on the table, not balanced on Ben's head!)

Hope you've all had a good week too. I'll hopefully catch up on your news when I swing by a few desks after the little man has gone to bed.

Happy crafting x


  1. Okay so I have now worked out what dumflings are. Love your new home cards. I liked the idea that Ben might have developed amazing balancing skills 8-) Carry on sewing. Jackie #21

  2. Oh go on - he will be juggling next and riding a unicycle!! x Jo

  3. Perhaps he's destined to be am acrobat :-). That made me laugh out loud..he's not far off walking, is he?? Oh oh, then your life will become more interesting!!
    Good luck with your pictures and cards...I know they'll sell like hot cakes, you're so clever :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 10 xxx

  4. Those cards are very cute, well he is a clever boy if he can balance a vase on his head, even I cant do that hahahaha
    Bridget #1

  5. Gorgeous Needle felting and he is an absolute cutie. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 26

  6. Haha, I laughed at Ben with a vase on his head! He's a great little chappie and we can see him grow on your blogs.
    The dumflings are awesome! I so like that sort of stuff. The new-house cards a really lovely and I'm sure your friends would love to receive them.
    Thanks for visiting already,
    Have a good week,

  7. I love the beautiful pansies needle felting!

    Greetings, Sofie #46

  8. Beautiful projects! And o love seeing your little man. Thanks for sharing. #54

  9. Gorgeous projects and lovely to see that you are making art for sale. Talented little fella in the pic even if he isn't balancing a vase.
    sandra de @9

  10. What fabulous makes! Little man looks such a cutie. Take care Zo xx 31