Wednesday, 2 December 2009


Gorgeous--the HANDMADE SHOP in Alcester. Do go and check out the shop in Alcester, it is truly scrumptious !!! Many of my creations can be purchased there and they have an upstairs gallery opening this weekend--6th Of December. They also run workshops and give free advice to any crafters and artists. Dont forget not many shopping days left till Christmas!!!!

Monday, 30 November 2009

daffodil tea cosie.....

Heres my latest daffodil tea cosie, available at the handmade shop, 9, swann street alcester, knitted in hand spun and dyed merino---time for tea !!!

The latest Editon !!!

Check out our lovely new little cat, called , 'Pom, Pom !!' Isnt he gorgeous !!!!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The female form

I never get tired of sculpting the female form, an ocean asthetic, beautiful. I make these to commission only, but will be selling them in the Handmade Gallery in Alcester very soon !!

Sewing doll caddy for my best friend Jo.

Here is a lovely sewing caddy doll, based on an antique in a museum in the usa. This doll can be purchased as a kit from and is a real pleasure to make. I am currently making one in red gingham for myself, do check out her website for more unusual antique inspired dolls, with amazingly accurate instructions, but mostly for the experienced needlework person.

Friday, 2 October 2009

I am busy working on some heritage style dolls which I am submitting to the toymakers guild. Here is a sneak preview. More news when thay are completed.

Dotties Birthday Bunny !!!

Here is Dottie-Mays birthday bunny that I made for her, she insisted that I get it onto my blogg, so here she is. She has a cath kidston cloth body and german mohair arms ,head and ears. I do sell similar, please feel free to email me for further information.

dotties bunny

Monday, 28 September 2009

Knitted cakes !!!!

Today I will be mostly knitting cakes !!! Here are a few of the calorie free darlings, they are awaiting beads etc. I will publish a photo of the finished articles once they are completed, plus a free knitting pattern !!!

How to make blackberry muffins and chocolate !!!!

You will need the following,

into a large mixing bowl place--

two medium eggs, two large mugs full of self raising flour, one large mug full of caster sugar, one large mug full of margarine or vegetable oil and half a pint of milk, or a little more so that the mixture has the right consistency.

Mix it altogether to form a yummy mixture, then add three quarters of a very large bar of bournville chocolate chopped up and two large mugfulls of black berries and slowly fold in.

Place the mixture into cake cases within two muffin pans.

muffins cont.

Place in the oven for 20 mins on 185 degrees, then allow to cool. Once cooled melt the rest of the bournville chocolate and drizzle over the top.

Afterwards, allow you kettle to boil and make yourself a nice cup of lady grey tea and sample your wares !!

Enjoy !!!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

sunsets in september 2009---wow !!!

This month has seen some amazing sunsets and this is a picture of a very recent one taken last week by my eldest daughter Liberty, isnt it amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Online classes

Check this amazing and very reasonably priced online class , working with cloth and paperclay.

My Website is a coming .....

Keep your eyes on this space, my website is a coming !!!

ribbon and wool.

Here is a great idea I want to share with you. Pictured is a cropped cardigan knitted in Debbie Bliss's luxury tweed,--instead of using a traditional button to fasten up I have threaded large ribbon through the kneckline and created a ribbon tie !!! Easy-peasy!! Go on have a go, or if you dont have time email me and i can knit one to order--Happy Knitting!!

Come to the shop !!!

I am now selling fabric as well as yarns etc--so come and see me at the shop--there is plenty of tea and cake t00 !!

Knitted dolls

Have made this glorious doll, that was inspired by Claire Garlands book of knitted babes. She is so lovely--go on buy the book and make your own lovelies !!

Go green!!!

How lucky I am to live here with all this green !! They say green is a healing colour and I agree. How can I not get creative with all this glorious scenery around me---I am truly blessed.

Bunny love !!!

I have a never ending passion for bunnies !!

The appeal of the bunny never dies. These sweet little darlings are made with german mohair, have real glass eyes and vintage material. They are small and cute and make very sweet presents--no two are the same--I never keep a pattern.

Raggedy Anne

After having moved house its been some time since I blogged, but I will be on track from now--as you can see I have updated the blog page , the header including a photo of some of the bunnies I make--I hope you like them. Here is a quick picture of a real sweet raggedy anne that I made , just using a simple face using good old vintage buttons, I hope it gives you some ideas of how the simpliest things can make you smile !!!