Saturday, 26 February 2011


It has taken me sooooooo long, but at last I've finished the above scarf, our youngest - Barbara, is modelling it for me (ta Babs!). It's going to be a present for a friends birthday. I hope she likes it!!!!!

Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Stuff Of Life

I ordered some stuffing last week, it arrived compressed into this bundle, it weighs a ton (25kgs). I dont know how, but I managed to drag it up the stairs. It is so tightly packed that I daren't cut the string incase my whole studio becomes filled with polyester fluffiness! For now I'm pulling handfuls out from between the gaps.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Haiti Anniversary Fundraiser

My other half's latest screenprint has been produced to raise much needed cash for a very worthy cause.....

'As you all know, just over a year ago on 12th January 2010 Haiti was hit by a catastrophic earthquake and 13 months later, the country is still in need of so much help. To try and do my bit to raise some money, I’ve designed and printed a brand new limited edition screenprint which will be sold on Etsy and in my shop, Ryantown on Columbia Road. The price will be £200 and with Paypal and Etsy fees from the online sales subtracted, this leaves at least £186 going straight to the Haiti causeper print sold. If we can sell the whole edition of 200 of these, we could raise over £37,000.'

The print reads: ‘We are all part of each other and this is my promise, I won’t pass you by and I won’t ignore you and look the other way but I’ll help you build your nest again. This is my promise’

Prints will be available to buy from Etsy on Friday and Ryantown on Saturday.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Ear! Ear!

Hello, I'm back in the studio after what feels like yonks! I have been busy posting out zillions of packages for my other half's Etsy shop, a lot of you out there are sooo romantic or maybe you have been dropping heavy hints your partner's way! Anyway my work was temporarily put on hold, but now I'm back in studioville and plan to be making things on a regular basis.

Friday, 4 February 2011


Etsy is a great site that promotes and supports makers across the world. I am a big fan of their blog and I particularly draw inspiration from their videos. Here is one of my favourites......she's 91!