Friday 22 May 2009


Depressed and deflated are the only words I can muster today.
End of November last year I was made redundant from a quite well paid job, on the same day I found out my twin brothers father-in law had bladder cancer, unfortunately he is back in hospital this week and unlikely to leave, and my thoughts are with John. My father also 2 days later was take to hospital after gradually losing the use of his legs to find out he had spine cancer, which also could only be controlled not cured, we were given a hope of 2-4 years but again today further news is he has a tumour in the brain, kidney and lower abdomen, and we now have another waiting game till next Thursday to find out treatment, which the doctor seems to think there will be........
So for dad who loves flowers in the garden and misses being able to do the gardening, my own Chelsea flower Show here on the blog, and as I have just completed an oil painting of a poppy I thought it fitting my flower show to be of poppy stuff from Folksy.
Perfect Little Purse Company
Jellybean Jellybrain

Wednesday 20 May 2009

Facebook Giveaway 1st June

I have been trying to do a monthly give away from my facebook page, and so far the giveaway's were Ollie & Olive egg cosies. This month the give away is a one off green spotted sack dress to fit from 3-6 months, but will fit older and can be worn with cute pants.
Go to my facebookpage the link button is in thew top left hand corner of this page, and become a fan!

Saturday 16 May 2009


I have been trying for a while to come up with something a bit cheaper that everybody needs and I half half a chance of selling and selling at craft markets, and thought about quick designs on tote bags, as I have found making tote shoppers fully lined and spending a few hours sewing adding detail is not worth doing for the money, nobody wants to spent £20 on a cotton shopping bag, having spent the last few weeks checking out shop versions to get ideas, I have come up with my tree totes, which will be soon followed by my bird totes, next thing to get the price right...............

Friday 15 May 2009


Completed my nephew's personalised cushion last night, hope he likes it! Will pop in to see him on Sunday.

I will be selling these on and will be doing other designs, but will be open to suggestions depending on the childs room colour and theme; be it a boat, car, truck, fish, butterfly, shoes, snail, football....... the list is endless.

Thursday 14 May 2009


Well if you haven't all ready found UK Handmade an online mag and blog then sign up now......

I am featured on the blog for my pirate stuff! next step to feature in the Magazine.
- for the blog
- for the on line mag

Wednesday 13 May 2009


I have been busy putting together 'themes' for childrens rooms, the first two are Cupcakes for the girls and Pirates for the boys, I am also sorting out Dinosaurs for the boys and the girls one I am still thinking about........ Anyway as well as the style cushions you see I will be doing named cushions! So watch out Thomas (my nephew) my first one will be for him with his name and a dinosaur on it.