Firstly, I’d like to say a huge thank you to my Facebook friends for getting me to 17k likes! It’s unbelievable! Like I said last time I can’t believe I’ve gotten to such a high number! I can’t thank my fans and fellow sewers enough! I love reading all of your comments about my products… Read more »

Good Morning everyone! I’ve only got round to writing this post today as I was so busy with traveling to and from the Hochanda studios and doing my Christmas dies shows! I had so much fun thought! Thank you to everybody who entered my giveaway! I had to do something big to thank you all… Read more »

I’m really looking forward to this weekend! I’m spending both Saturday and Sunday at William Strikes in Carlisle and Cheshire! I’ll be demonstrating a selection of my fabric dies, template sheets and box kits! On Saturday..pop along to William Strikes Houghton Hall garden centre to join me and my trusty Gemini die-cutting and embossing machine…. Read more »

Hello September! Can you believe we’re already here? Autumn is such a wonderful season! The beautifully coloured crisp leaves, stunning forsted cobwebs, chunky knitted winter woolies and the yummy hot chocolates! I thought I’d share this tutorial with you! What a stylish way to keep your tea warmer for that little bit longer, you’ll always… Read more »

Hello everybody! I hope you’re all well! I’m having a relaxed, lazy Sunday morning so I thought I’d share this cute tutorial with you just in case your hands are twitching and you want to get creating something today! I love to be organised for Christmas to avoid any mad rushes and to make sure… Read more »

This simple storage hoop will help to organise your craft room and add a pretty touch to your decor too! Materials needed: 10” embroidery hoop 1 fat quarter woodland tree fabric 1r 1 fat quarter woodland tree fabric 2 Erasable ink pen Pinking shears Hand sewing needle and strong thread 6” ribbon Sewing machine Steps:… Read more »

I bought this old chair for £5 from a second hand shop. I think it needs a bit of up dating!     So firstly I removed the seat. There were lots of tacks and nails in the frame, so I took them out with my pincers and tack removing tools. Then I painted it… Read more »

    I’m so enjoying working with my super soft faux leather, I havn’t used a Teflon foot as it sews so easily, and can be ironed from the back. I love the colours too, my favourites are the neutrals, grey and brown, with a little bit of contrast from the pastels…and if you like… Read more »

North American Smocking is a method of pinching and stitching fabric by hand, following template to create pattern and texture. My new DVD range launching with the first in the series this week, will show you the basics of getting started, then two techniques to create a lattice and a bow design. Lattice is probably… Read more »

We found this amazingly soft faux leather, should be on the web site soon, so easy to work with and you don’t need a non stick foot. The bag is a project from issue 2 of my magazine, the hexagons are made using one of my new deep dish fabric dies!        … Read more »

  I’ve made a few of these simple pumpkins for Halloween, I like working with hessian, but try using felt if you prefer. The local children in our village get together with Mums and Dads for Halloween, dress up in scary outfits them come trick or treating! There’s always a bag of sweets at the ready!… Read more »