Lord knows why but Google have decided to kill off Google reader - now I 'aint a techy type of person but if you read your fav. blog through Google reader you need to save your favs somewhere else pronto, by the end of this week in fact. If you started following me by pressing the join key then you, my dear followers, will be followers no more on July 1st. I would be gutted to loose all my loyal friends so PLEASE keep in touch another way.
I have signed up to Bloglovin but it's up to you just don't loose the list of your favourite folk to have a nosey at : ) Here is the link to Bloglovin. It's easy to register and importing your blogs takes a few mins. You can follow me on Bloglovin by clicking the image on the sidebar on the right - ta! See you on the other side.
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
A friend of mine has launched a website called Little Shops. It's a new online guide to little shops and cafes in and around the Milton Keynes area. If you love little shops but don't know where to find them, what they sell, or how to get the most out of your special trip to wherever that shop or cafe may be, then this guide is for you.The website was launched today and has an interview with me about the stuff I like around the area - thanks Ursh. So, if you are local and want to support local small business's get on over there and have a gander at all the gorgeous things you could do and buy.
Monday, 24 June 2013
At craft club last week we had a play with some Procion dying. It was messy FABULOUS fun. I dyed fabrics (some were embroidered), braid, lace and ribbons plus I discovered that silk flowers and leaves dye really well too. I can't wait to do more.
Friday, 21 June 2013
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Now you can buy my card designs (published by Design Hog) via the FABULOUS Card Crush website here! It's simples, buy your cards from a wonderful selection (maybe buy a few of mine : ) ) and they will send you them in the post pronto for you to write and give to your nearest and dearest - you could buy cards for the whole year and be super organised - how's that for a plan? ; )
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Wow, what a place. I have been meaning to go there for ages and I finally made it last week to see the interior of 78 Derngate designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. I saw the TV series showing the renovations and was so excited to see the great mans work for real. For such a humble terraced house, it's a stunning patchwork of pattern and design. There is also a lovely gallery and supporting museum next door and a shop and cafe. Walking round the house is very moving as you learn about Rennie Mackintosh and the Bassett-Lowkes who commissioned the refurbishment. Rennie Mackintosh was so ahead of his time but died in poverty having been largely unrecognised for his work. A sad story but a very great house that has been lovingly been brought back to life and is a great tribute. For more info visit the website here.
Saturday, 15 June 2013
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issue 61 of Papercrafter with my paper designs in or just fancy more copies of your favourite papers? No
worries, a selection of the sheets are now available to
download from the Papercrafter website here!
Friday, 14 June 2013
Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Friday, 7 June 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
I love Naomi Ryder's work and was lucky enough to see some in the flesh a couple of weeks ago at Bucks County Museum. They have an exhibition on at the mo called "Stitched into Life" which runs until 29th June and features Naomi's delightful, beautiful and humorous work. Her work is so free and uninhibited, I can only dream to be able to work like that AND she does it all in stitches!
It's a bit of an embroidery fest at the museum as there is another exhibition running in tandem to Naomi's called "Splendid Stitches & Exotic Embroidery", this runs until 6th July. Sumptuous embroideries and textiles have been selected from rarely seen treasures from three collections: the Embroiderers’ Guild, the County Museum’s Buckinghamshire collections and a rare 17th century group in the care of the National Trust at Claydon House. Featuring Indian inspirations, gorgeous garments and textile treasures from past and present including contemporary work by local embroidery groups. It's free to get into both exhibitions. For more info follow this link here.
Monday, 3 June 2013
1+2) A couple of cards and wrap I designed recently for Jodds 3) A little teddy I bought at a craft fair (he is crochet) which was supposed to be for my friends new baby but I kept him for myself 4) My daughters baby footprint which I finally got round to putting into a picture frame (she is now 12!).