Wednesday, 12 November 2008

More blue dupion silk !

I found these beautiful pictures on my digital camera last night of Sarah after the final fitting. In the back ground you can see her brand new baby boy Dexter--yes she gave birth to a ten pound beautiful baby 12 weeks before the wedding and looks fabulous---her and that edible baby!!

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Hand sewn broach pin.

Nice little hand sewn broach using vintage fabrics, the lace is victorian on this piece. Please feel free to email me with any enquiries.

Monday, 10 November 2008

crochet shawl in noro..........

Not often I crochet, but now and again I like to give it a whirl, in rememberance of my rather wonderful Great Aunty Lil, who taught me when I was 6 years old. Ofcourse I have to thank my wonderful Nan for my knitting skills, that she bestowed upon me at the age of 3, and to my very tolerent mother, who has always put up with my creations and stripey knitted jumpers that she financed through out my early years.

This is using Noro again, and basically is made up as I go along, like the other shawl, please email me for any details, advice etc on

hand knitted shawl in noro.

Here we have a very glamorous shawl that is designed by me and knitted in the beautiful Noro pure wool, hand dyed yarns a gorgeous item, everyone unique, please email me on for prices and availability.Noro yarn can be purchased from The Cotton Angel, Monmouth Tel- 01600 713548 or from myself at the Mickleton post office.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

My Lovely Bride in the Blue Dupion Silk Wedding Dress !!

What a beautiful bride she was, it was not hard to create a wedding dress for such a lovely person. It took over 25 metres of dupion silk, but was worth all the effort and time, it was a wonderful project for me to make, thanks Sarah xxx

Tuesday, 29 July 2008


Here we have it, RETRO BUNNY !!! Hes based on the transfers I had on my painted cot as a child. I have been told that he is very Mark Ryden--so feel free to contact me if you would like to get to know this chap better and add him to your collection!!
He is made with victorian fabrics that have been aged further, then hand painted.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Vintage Dolly and her Trousseau !!

Here is a dolly and her hand knitted wardrobe that I created using patterns that I collect. I have thousands of knitting patterns that date back to the 1800's.
I hand knit everything myself using vintage materials whenever possible and natural fibres, so please feel free to contact me with all your dollies clothing desires!! I can also recreate garments from old photos etc, I dont need a knitting pattern and often re-knit a moth eaten article.---I like a challenge !!!!

Friday, 11 July 2008


I love making funky little shadow boxes, they are such fun! I like to mix textiles, paper, jewels, whenever I can, and I love the image of the russian doll, it will never fail to please!!
I like to use old sheet music for the backing too, these old books can be found quite cheaply on flea markets, thrift shops and on the good old british car boots ! ( In fact I think you can find everything at the carboot!!)

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Nosey Neighbour !!

The curtains are twitching, and look its the nosey neighbour doll Mavis--keeping an eye on everyone!!

This is a smaller doll and rather fun--she likes to be displayed in a window!!!!!

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Izzanah Walker style of heritage doll

Heres a picture of a recently completed, fabric sculpted doll, with breastplate. She is hand painted and is reminiscent of the Izzanah Walker dolls of america. Behind her is one of the minature wall quilts that I make, hand pieced using both vintage and new fabrics, then hand quilted, please feel free to contact me for prices.

my tin chapel !!

Here is the Tin Chapel where my textiles business began.Unused as a chapel it served as an amazing peaceful studio.
Now that we have moved to the cotswolds, I have another studio in a barn--visitors welcome, by appointment!
But I still have the use of my lovely tin chapel in Gloucestershire, for the future.
Theres no getting away from the fact that chapels and churches make great places to work, as they are so peaceful and always seem to have great light!

dupion ripped silk wedding dress !!

I am busy finishing a one off wedding dress for a friend, designed by me, I will post photos of this, after her wedding, as we dont want it out there first. I am having to tear up thousands of strips of dupion silk and fray the edges, very time consuming, but the effect is awesome!!