Saturday, 29 March 2014

Smocked bag

This type of smocking took a little figuring out, but with a little patience and a lot of folding, pinching and pressing I'm really pleased with the result! Some call it Japanese origami smocking, but it's actually the reverse of the 'diamonds' technique that I explain in my Modern Smocking e book. The buttons  bring it right up to date and it's lined with a Tilda Stripe.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Half Yard Heaven headband

This is a bit embarrassing but for anyone who's bought the book... please add a couple of inches to the length of the headband, seems it's a bit snug! The next print run will be amended... apologies!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Humphrey's Corner toys

Humphrey, Lottie and Baby Jack are now all available to buy from the Humphreys Corner web site,

I'd say for those who already sew, and you'll need a walking foot! The fleece is so soft, and the toys are adorable, I'll be making a wardrobe for them soon!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Hobbycraft show NEC

I'll be there tomorrow on the Abakan stand doing a little sewing and a little book signing. Come and say hello if you see me, I love meeting you!
The Olympia show was really busy, the demonstration arena was packed! This is a picture of the side of the stage, with a huge picture of Sadie and Elise modelling my headband from Half Yard Heaven.

Oh, and Mandy Shaw demonstrating on stage!

Little bow bag

Here's a link to my little bow bag, hope you enjoy!

Sitting sewing singing...

Just having another sing-song... la la la...

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Stitches show at Olympia

Just getting my things ready for a couple of demonstrations at Olympia tomorrow [13th March], I'll be making the oven gloves from Half Yard Heaven and crazy patchwork bunting from Sew Bunting... the doing my first ever book signing! Oo-er...Do pop over and say hello if you're visiting, I'm on at 11 and 2.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

My spotty purse

This is my first ever purse, it looks huge in the photo but is about 8" long. I  love the shape, it looks like a spotty pear! And I didn't use a pattern for this one, I just cut out a shape that seemed to work with the clasp.