Prop open your door with this happy little rice-filled door stop, certain to put a smile on the faces of your visitors! As these door stops won’t go in to the washing machine, I’ve used Collal fabric glue to apply the flowers. You could add birds and trees to make your cottage really homely! You… Read more »

  This craft bag pattern was so easy to follow, I added webbing straps instead of the fabric ones in the instructions to make the bag a bit stronger. You could add more pockets, and even put a zip pocket inside if you wish! Although it’s called a craft bag so is ideal for your… Read more »

My store contains some gorgeous leather flower handles, available in brown and red, guaranteed to add a touch of class to any bag or purse!I’ve had a few emails asking me how to use them, so I thought I’d put together a quick step-by-step.   1. Take them off the packaging and you’ll see that the flowers, strap… Read more »

Well we sold out of thousands of the new cd on Create and Craft, but it is available on my new web site, with a free tube of fabric glue! Do take a look if you get the time, I’m gradually filling the site with books, fabrics, ribbons and accessories that I think you’ll like…. Read more »

My cd launches on Create and Craft on Thursday, 15th Jan at 8am then four more shows [hopefully!] throughout the day.I really hope you like it, I have lots more planned!

Well I have been teasing you, so I’ll come clean! I’ve made a cd with 10 bag projects, patterns for each, and videos of how to make them. Something for beginners and something for those who can sew, projects that you can adapt with extra pockets and trimmings if you wish! It’s launching on Create… Read more »

I’d just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and thank you for joining me here on my blog over the past months. This will be the first Christmas without the kids so it’s just me, Garie and Alfie this year, but the family will be getting together on Boxing day so we’ll… Read more »

Another little something I’m working on for my new project… this would make a great washbag if made in oilcloth…

Now talking of bags and owls, I’m working on a little something that should be with you in the new year, I know I’m teasing at the moment, but I’ll let you know more after Christmas. And it’s not a book!

I’m working on a few books at the moment, one of them being bags! This is a cute little three pocket bag with owls printed on the fabric. 

Here’s a few pictures from the show, I was demonstrating making Christmas gift bags. Lots of stalls with so many decorations, and even an ice skating rink in the centre! I went with my daughter, who has bought lots of cinnamon-scented goodies to make Christmas wreaths. There was even a beauty area where you could… Read more »

What a lovely surprise today when I picked up my copy of Love Sewing and firstly they’ve featured my latest book, but also chose a picture that didn’t end up in the book, of Alfie snuggling up to one of my cushions! He loves the camera, my daughter had her picture taken on the bed… Read more »