A Rustic Kind of Day – Making a Hessian Doorstop.

Today I have enjoyed working with the wonderful material Hessian or to our US friends Burlap! It’s an interesting creature. It’s tough, pliable, scratchy on the cut edges but quite wonderful. In fact it’s so wonderful I would love to make a hammock from it. This is a bit embarrising, but for years I thought…

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Family

One of the downsides to living up North is that we don’t get to see our family as much as we would like. Which makes me sad. But when we do, it’s as if no time has passed really.  Although, saying that, nieces grow really quickly. Here are a few of my favourite pictures during…

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Thank you!

Continuing my little quest for suitable stationery to send to a buyer when they purchase one of my creations I came across some amazing treasures! Again, I am inspired over and over again by the creativity that is out there in the world. There is a wonderful designer in Thailand called Mochikaka who loves cats…

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A Creative Label.

Okey doke! So, to go nicely with the packaging I would like to design a little label that can be attached. I particularly love the stitched idea as that is what I do – stitch.  But I don’t like copying so will come up with another idea but aren’t these four darling!? Credits: Angelic Quirk, Mud…

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Let’s Pack!

I love a good packaged gift, especially if I am on the receiving end, often as much as the gift inside. The anticipation.  The careful unwrapping. It is all part of the gifting experience. I am currently challenged to produce something papery and delicious for my own shops. I want the whole act of buying from kuko…

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More Instagram Inspiration

These lovely pictures have caught my eye recently on my instagram feed. Photo credits: I heart sunny days, insideology, making it lovely, Sandra Juto, Shot in Heels and Add Vintage Dot Com.…

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Current Creativity

I’ve spent hours recently cutting letter shapes from material.  It can be tricky but fun! There seems to have been a real surge in the interest of typography and letter based design which is great.  Here’s a photo of what I have been up to.…

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Instagram Inspiration!

Isn’t Instagram great! I love the daily dose of inspiration and following all sorts of people across the globe! Here are a few of my recent favourites! Photo credits: Skinny Laminx, Lauren Rene, Mod Cloth, Jamie Oliver, Jenny Komenda and I love that fabric store.…

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Saltaire on a quiet Saturday

As you’ve probably already guessed, I love Saltaire.  As a country girl, moving to a big city was a big deal! I am used to getting stuck behind tractors rather than navigating the crazy roads of the city.  Saltaire provides an oasis and it’s very pretty with coffee and vintage shops.  …

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I am having a sale!

In the spirit of this glorious summer we are having (joke!), I have decided to have a sale in my Etsy Shop! Hope you are having a great summer! Off to get some sun-cream……

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