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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, 18 November 2015

WOYWW - Thank you!

Morning all, welcome to my regular Wednesday post.

I've been a busy bee this week, not just with sewing but also with building up my social media presence. More about that in a moment.

Here's my desk this morning...

A few more dumflings waiting to be beaded and mounted. Thanks for all your suggestions received last week for the ideal collective noun for dumflings. I do particularly like a 'snuggle' of dumflings!

Also on my desk is my latest hand embroidered card.

I will probably make a few more of these 'thank you' cards to send and sell but my main reason for making it was to say a big 'thank you' for all my new Twitter followers and Facebook likers/sharers! I know this includes some of you, dear readers - probably via Twiglet and Wipso who kindly liked and shared my Facebook page. I'm thrilled to say I've already taken some orders on the back of my Facebook page so I'll be busy making up these orders in time for Christmas!

Anyone interested in finding me on social media I am @tillyteadance on Twitter and my Facebook page is https://m.facebook.com/Tillyteadance or click here

My other little shares for today are a couple of photos I took of Shrewsbury this week, just before the wild and windy weather blew virtually all the leaves from the trees.

We're really lucky to have chosen to live in this town - these photos are taken from a bridge near my home which I cross every time I walk into town. Currently a family of swans and several goosanders spend much of their time under the bridge waiting for the town folk to feed them - something Benjamin enjoys to watch.

That's all for today, I've got lots of jobs to squeeze in today as the Husband and I will be spending our evening at a wine tasting event at Tanners, our local wine merchant! Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to swinging by lots of other WOYWWers desks later today.

Happy crafting x


  1. Happy WOYWW. Loving your dumflings and card (and your blog background). Have liked/followed on FB and Twitter. Shrewsbury is a gorgeous town - used to visit there often when I lived in the West Midlands, and now have future family living there (my stepson's girlfirend's mum!). Ali x #36

  2. So glad to hear you're getting orders Max....good luck with building up the business.
    Annie x

  3. I like your squares - the birdie is so cute! Shrewsbury looks like a lovely pace - must visit some time. It is the kind of place I like to walk around with my family! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #33

  4. A snuggle of dumflings...lolol!! I like it :-) I've liked and shared on FB (am not on Twitter) and wish you all the very best in your shop. Your stuff is fantastic and you deserve to do well.
    I loved Shrewsbury when we visited in the summer, we walked all around the town, admiring the old buildings. I loved all the small independent shops there...in fact, I bought Julia's Christmas present in one!
    Hugs, LLJ & xx

  5. Hi Tilly, love the dumflings, and the hand stitched card. I shall have a look for you on Facebook!Thanks for your lovely comments, I just think that keeping an attitude that takes the positive in everything can only help.No-one wants a cancer diagnosis, but, in my view, things could have been far, far worse than they were. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx

  6. Glad you liked the word snuggle - I thought they looked all snuggled up. Used to go to Tanners when I went to Shrewsbury - I only do drugs these days unfortunately. Glad your FB is taking off - just liked it. Jackie #21

  7. I have never seen or heard of dumflings before now... and I love them already! What sweet little works of art they are :)
    Have a happy Wednesday
    Bubbles (Sheleen)

  8. I love the cards you made! They are so cute!

    Greetings, Sofie #17

  9. Good luck with your enterprise! with your skill I am sure you'll do well. The photos of Shrewsbury are stunning - lucky you living somewhere so pretty! Helen #1

  10. Cute stitching! Love your photos! Hope you enjoy the wine tasting - cheers! Ali #4

  11. Lovely views of the area and lovely pictures of your dumflings.
    Hugs, Neet 24 xx
    ps just had a smile as 'auto-correct' changed it to dumplings! Good job I spotted it.

  12. Beautiful! I love your work

  13. Good on you for your sales. Such a lovely town you live in, water is always so calming, I live next to a canal.Vicky(#20)

  14. Your little squares are looking adorable good luck with your business hugs Nikki 5

  15. Delightful and inspiring!!Thanks for sharing!!Have a great week, Ginny # 12

  16. I love this post Max - so great to see your little business taking off. lovely photos of the Severn. x

  17. Those pictures are beautiful! It must be wonderful to have so much inspiration around you! Thanks for sharing!
    Marissa #58