umbrella prints trimmings competition

I've been seeing references to this competition all over the place and couldn't resist, this is my little pack of trimmings to make something with, have you got one?? : )

hampton court palace

Last Sunday we spent walking around the Hampton Court Palace gardens, which aren't too far from me, and getting lost in the maze. The 'mums team' (my mum and me) lost to Holly and grandad, - even though it was mothers day! They did help us get to the middle though. : )


At last new items are starting to make it into the shop, here is the first, a purple feather keyring/bag charm. : )


For last weekends fair I had 200 of these postcards printed - all but a few were given out, (I had to hide the last few as I wanted to keep a couple!) I think I need to get some more! : )

I'm making an aardvark

Yes, I really am. I got him as a kit for christmas from my lovely sister, and hadn't started him because of all the fair preparation that has been going on round here. But now I am giving myself a few days off, and he is first on my list. I'm quite scared to actually cut the mohair though... : )

my first ever stand!

Here are some pictures of my stand, it all came together in the end and the show went really well, apart from really hurting my shoulder somehow - I think all the worry and nerves beforehand resulted in me sleeping awkwardly on it. But never mind, it was all worth it and I had a great time and met some lovely people. Now I'm hoping for a quiet week to recover! : )

Landmark Arts Centre

This is where I have spent the weekend, the amazing building that is the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, home to the Contemporary Textiles Fair. I have lots more pictures to share but am very very exhausted, I will add more tomorrow! : )

nearly there

I'm busy getting ready for the Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre this weekend (how has the time gone so quickly?) and this is a close-up of a new piece. : )

what a surprise!!

What a lovely surprise I just had, l logged in to etsy and there on the front page is a treasury I put together on Friday. It is the first treasury I've done for a long time and I certainly didn't imagine that it would be on the front page, or that I would see it there! I hope the lovely items I included all get lots of sales : )