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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Happy Christmas............

I just wanted to say Thank you and Merry Christmas to all the people who follow and leave comments on my blog.
I cant always reply but do try but they do get all read and they are very much appreciated.
I'm still sewing and probably will right up to the day before Christmas eve but its all good.
I haven't even put the Christmas tree up yet will really try and get it up today!
I have all the boxes down from the attic but that's about as far as progress has gone!
The cats aren't complaining as they have new boxes to climb into.
What is it with cats and boxes?
Anyway here's a shot of a  trio of red caped foxes. I would put the red cape on Vivienne and get her/him to model it for you but she has a new hiding place which we cant seem to place.....
Just thought now maybe its in the Christmas tree box.....
Oh Vivienne.

These foxes are half busts and hang on the wall.

Wishing you all a fab festive time.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Couldnt resist posting this. This is Mabel the daughter of Polly George from Luna And Curious peeking behind the forest creatures.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Hurting fingers...........

Poor finch has hurting fingers,hes been busy! Nearly finished all my orders and then I can enjoy the festive period!! Then in the new year I can bury myself away and hibernate for a few weeks.
Cant wait.

Here's some little creatures from my work room. some are masked some are cloaked.
 The ones below are half busts that hang on the wall,they are my favourite thing at the moment and have a really lovely story telling atmosphere to them.

Others are from space.......

Hope everyone is feeling festive.!!
I wasn't until I unpacked some of the decorations and found some Christmas room spray from last year and have been running round the house with it.
Suddenly things are festive!!
In fairness I should have been feeling festive alot sooner than now as I have been making lots of wintery things for a while. Also have been munching on mince pies since they first hit the shops at the beginning of Oct.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Simon Costin.

Have been very lucky enough to have my things in and exhibition gift shop at the amazing Simon Costin.
His latest project is a pop up shop of his marvelous 'Museum of British folklore'.
Simon Costin is an internationally respected art director and set designer renowned for the conceptually ambitious nature his editorial and catwalk designs. He has collaborated extensively with Alexander McQueen both on McQueen's own line and Givenchy ready-to-wear and haute couture shows. Costin's client list includes Herm├Ęs, Lanvin, Kim Jones, Maison Martin Margiela, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney and Luella Bartley. Costin currently works with Gareth Pugh as his set designer and has designed Pugh's last eight shows both in London and Paris. He has been a long-term collaborator with Tim Walker on his fashion shoots. Costin's work has been displayed in many exhibitions, at venues as diverse as a forest in Argyll, the ICA in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.So you can imagine that  I nearly fainted when he asked if i would make some things for his gift shop.

Sunday, 13 November 2011


A few new things finished today.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Yellow bird.................

Today a yellow bird........

Friday, 4 November 2011

Night night birdy birdy..........

Have been making lots of the same thing lately which is fine but you do have to break things up a bit otherwise it can make you a little crazy.
Or in my case alot crazy.
I really wanted to do a new collection of dead birds for Halloween but just couldn't get them done.
Have been trying to perfect each little pattern which is tricky. I know that you should follow the bias of fabrics etc but because use I embroidery and old details in the fabric its not always easy, so am at the mercy of what I can cut out of certain pieces. Some days because of this nothing works out other days I can fly through work.
Anyway a new bird from a new pattern with new little feet using new methods.
Have used florists tape on the feet and legs.
Abby Glassenberg does this with her birds feet effortlessley so I owe her the credit for using tape for my birds,her owls are to die for.

Friday, 21 October 2011


Autumn is here and I love it. Its my favourite time of year for so many reasons but the main one is that my hay fever goes away. Hurrah! Actually Ive not done too bad with it this year but it does make me dread the Summer which sounds awful but it is true.
Have been working on a new hare shape one thats a more rounded sitting kind of hare with smaller arms. Very pleased with him actually and have lots of nice ideas for this shape.  

 Plus some trophy heads off to pastures new.

Saturday, 1 October 2011


Hares are probably one of the most popular thing that I make.
So I do make alot of them generally. Lately I have been making ALOT of them. If you are reading this and are not from the UK then you may not realise that we are having a heatwave. It is soooo warm right now and the skies are clear and blue and it is just beautiful. Perfect weather to get lots of things dried outside. As most of the things I make are stained,aged,painted and inked its sometimes tricky to get things dry.
Not this week though.......
Thought I would share with you some snaps of my latest batch. Also the sunlight is perfect for outdoor pics.
These little hares are going to the newest shop that I stock In Hebden Bridge in the UK called 'Home-oh'.
A fabulous powder pink shop complete with grand piano where everything is arranged beautifully and with great care. I am very lucky with all the shops that I stock.Please check them out and like them.
Okay okay I must learn to hyperlink!!
Here is a link to their facebook page.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Hallowe'en spider.............

Thought I would make a little Hallowe'en spider for my etsy shop.
I say little he is actually around 26cm in height and length so hes a fair size.

His engraved spoon bowl reads 'The love that lasts the longest is the love that is never returned.'
A bit dark but hey its for Hallowe'en!

Sunday, 25 September 2011


Managed to get a few moths done today for my etsy shop,I hate it when I don't have much in there but sometimes I just cant help it.
Hope your all having a lovely Sunday wherever you are.

Friday, 23 September 2011

.......sneaky pics............2

Here are some better shots of this little collection....
Thanks for your kind comments and guesses where they are going.....
Its not for Libertys or Anthroplogie but you never know!!!


Thursday, 22 September 2011

.......sneaky pics............

Heres some little sneaky pics of a collection im doing for something Im not mentioning yet.

More info soon.......ssshhhhh