Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Ocean Drive makes

Years ago I used to teach workshops as part of my actual job. I worked for a craft company and every year we'd go to The Knitting and Stitching show in London, Dublin and Harrogate and run classes to promote the brand, share skills and to be honest, have a jolly. It was great, I loved it. I loved sharing my joy of making stuff and best of all I loved meeting people. The last few months I've been teaching some basic sewing machine workshops. I was asked so often if taught sewing that I decided to run some classes. I've been using fabulous Dashwood fabrics and this week we used fabrics I'd designed for them, a range called Ocean Drive. So awesome to be ACTUALLY teaching with fabrics I designed!

Seeing someone light up when they make a cushion or complete a buttonhole is so lovely. We have a laugh, eat choccie biccies and spend two hours in fabric and sewing machine heaven.
Here is tonight's makes. A laminated, zipped toilet bag, with pom-pom trim of course...
For more info on my workshops take a look here

Monday, 20 May 2019

Flaming Mingo Book

A book made and covered in the Flamingo fabric from the Ocean Drive range for Dashwood Studios

Friday, 17 May 2019

Ocean Drive new for Dashwood Studios

With gold pineapples and leopard skin, it time to pull on yer leg warmers it's Ocean Drive, a group of  8 prints I designed for Dashwood Studios. It was inspired by Miami, surfing, cocktails on the beach and palm trees wafting in the wind. You can purchase it here for wholesale or for retail you can find it here.

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Blackbirds and florals

I'm loving using black, pinks and oranges at the mo, with a hint of neon maybe... Collaging this week.

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Sunny Easter 2019

The sun shone, I got a few jobs done, faffed around with some bits of paper,
made an Easter bunny and an Easter cake. Check out my Insta here for more piccies...

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Patterns, placement prints and collage

Oh I do love a bit of collage. I just snip away, happy with a glue stick and some coloured papers. It's messy but fab seeing what you can come up with. Collage is like working digitally, you can move things around till you are happy and then stick : )

Monday, 25 March 2019

My week last week : )

My week as a designer. Promoting published products, creative time in my sketchbook, on a train to a meeting (wearing my customized pom-pom scarf) and wrapping soaps in some of my patterns designs just because it's fun.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Storage in colour order

There was a thread on Instagram recently about how folk stored their stuff in colour order. I do that too. Not for everything but for a few thing. I reckon some chaos helps creativity but in some things I find it really helps to be organised.You can check my Instagram out here.

Friday, 15 March 2019

Springy, Eastery stuff

I've been working away on projects that I can't show yet, so here is my sketchbook. It's full of spring bits, lots of stuck on blobs of paper and thoughts of Easter eggs. Blooming love chocolate.

Monday, 4 March 2019


Bivowak is a new on line shop selling books and cards. Their philosophy is to sell interesting products that are inclusive, diverse, encouraging and nurturing. They asked me to design some cards depicting kids doing fun things from various ethnic and cultural origins. It was a fab project which I LOVED working on. I'm so pleased how the designs turned out and have been photographed.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Fabrics from Dashwood Studios

Here are all the fabrics I 've designed over the last 5 years for Dashwood Studios. Nice stash hey?
Check out my Instagram for a video of them all

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Friday, 8 February 2019

What I've done this week.

This week we celebrated Chinese New Year with Spag. Bol (it's the year of the pig BTW) and I found some time to have a play in my sketchbook. Happy days!
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