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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, 30 December 2015

WOYWW - crafty gifts

Hello all, hope you're well and have been spared by this week's stormy weather.

Without further ado, on my desk today I have a pile of lovely goodies I received for Christmas from Twiglet.

There are some beautiful Tilda fabrics, threads, ricrac, spray glue and bondaweb which should keep me busy on the New Year. Also there's a fab thread bin Twiglet has made for me. She's so clever, aren't I lucky?! There isnt much work in progress on the desk at present. I haven't had much time for sewing over the last week - I've spent much of my time watching my toddler explore his new toys and books (and tidying away the carnage after!)

I did promise to share some of the pieces of work I produced for customers once Christmas was over so here they are...

'M is for Marlowe'

'E is for Elodie'

I also found time to make some last minute gifts for friends and family. This little fella is a Christmas present for Ben's bestie, Isabelle.

My final piece of news is that my business cards arrived yesterday and I love them!
I had several different designs made up for each area of my work. I used an app called picolage on my phone to produce the designs from all my photographs then sent them to Moo.

Well that's all for today folks. I hope to have a busier workdesk to share with you next week. I'll be dropping by Julia's Stamping Ground later to catch up with other artists taking part in What's on your workdesk Wednesday - why not join me?

Happy crafting x


  1. What a lovely post & super makes. Wishing you & yours a very happy New Year. Take care Zo xx 30

  2. Hi Tilly, what fabulous business cards!The gifts are awesome too. Have a great week, and a Happy, peaceful New Year from us to you & yours. Hugs, Shaz #28 xxxx

  3. Love the gifts - happy new crafty year! The business cards are gorgeous! Helen 5

  4. Well your new thread bin is far more impressive than my jam jar! Well done Twiglet. Super new cards - hope you do well - liked your FB page x Jackie 13

  5. Oh such talent there! Lots of lovely bits and bobs for you to play with Max - now you need a good baby sitter so that you can be free to create! x

  6. Beautiful gifts! The business cards are super. Happy New Year Anne x #17

  7. I love the business cards - they are all so pretty and little works of art on their own! Lovely framed artwork too. Happy New Year,
    Diana #18

  8. Those business cards are fabulous! Really different from all the others but show off your art. Lovely crafty Crimbo presents, hope you have fun with them!
    Happy New Year :-). Hugs, LLJ 8 xxx

  9. What a nice stash of goodies! Lovely to see the business cards too.

    Happy New Year
    Sharon #35

  10. Hi Maxine, lovely post. I did enjoy reading it. The gifts from Twiglet are lovely, I like your framed work, and the Santa for Isabelle is gorgeous. Your business cards are eyecatching and should get people's attention for sure. Happy New Year to you and yours. Elizabeth x #37

  11. Your cards look great, how exciting! Of course Twiglet made you some lovely stuff.....but I'm hard pushed to not drool over the fabrics...love Tilda!!

  12. Sweet gifts from twiglet and your business cards look so pretty with all the different pictures happy new year hugs Nikki 1

  13. Lovely handmade gifts - they are the best aren't they. Great business cards too - what a great idea to use your work in that way.
    Wishing you and yours (obviously Ben) all the best for 2016.
    Hugs, Neet xx