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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, 9 December 2015

WOYWW - dumfling breeding programme

Afternoon all! I've no workdesk photo this week as we're round at Twiglet's house so I can use the space in her sewing room for mounting all my needle-felted dumflings. Here's a shot of her ironing board this morning instead... I'm sure these dumflings have started breeding!

This week I've been working on another customer order for a little girl's first birthday. Like my post last week, I can't share the full finished piece but here's a quick peek...

Finally I've got to share some pictures of my toddler - or should I say climber...

We've had a couple of bright days this week so we've enjoyed playing on the big kids' play equipment in a quiet play area while the big boys and girls are all at school. The rope netting bit was definitely his favourite bit!

On the windier days we've donned our fab new bobble hat made by Bobble & Squeak. Cute, warm and snuggly.  It certainly does the job!

That's all for today, these dozens of dumflings won't mount themselves! Thanks for stopping by for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday :-)

Happy crafting x 


  1. Now I can see why mum isn't answering my texts. Love the dumflings.....what a lot you've made. Good luck with the framing today.
    Annie x

  2. I think it was the thought of a breeding program that made me chuckle to read that dumflings won't mount themselves! Sorry!! They really are so pretty. x

  3. Hi Max,love Bens smiling face on the swing, and how peaceful he looks asleep! They all do, tyhough, don't they, even when they are little terrors awake, lol. The dumflings are so pretty. We too live in a Victorian 3 storey house, and it has been a real workout learning to manage the two flights of stairs. I still have to have a rest halfway up, lol.Have a great week, hugs, Shaz #10 xxx

  4. What a superb little climber, so sweet in his hat .... and asleep .....
    Hope the dumflings all get finished ....
    Take care
    Bishopsmate #47

  5. Oh I remember my boys climbing like that...happy days! Those little dumflings are really cute but there do seem to be more of them, lol! Am loving the sneaky peeks, so cute :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 16 xxx

  6. Oh I loved reading about the dumfling breeding programme. They are so pretty!
    Lovely to see little Ben (ahem, not so little Ben)playing and climbing. Yes, the hat is brilliant!
    Thank you for visiting earlier,
    Have a good week,

  7. oh,my all that climbing wore him out,the little love! Max your dumfings are gorgeous,and so is the birthday order looking fabulous. thanks for already stopping by and your lovely comment. Helen 3

  8. Now those dumflings are super cute but the exhausted climber is the best. Nothing better than a fun day out. Enjoy your crafting.
    sandra de @27

  9. Beautiful work from your desk (via your mums ironing board) as always and fab photos of Ben. Gosh he is growing up.
    Hugs, Neet 13 xx

  10. Look at all those dumflings they amazing and I doubt you want them to stop breeding lol the babies blanket is so going to be keepsake hugs Nikki 5