Wednesday, 6 October 2010

the odd bod mohair bears have landed !!

These great little bears have landed--they will be sold at the country living fayre--all one of a kind mohair bears--great xmas pressies and there will be alot of characters to choose from. They are all one of a kind made from high quality german mohair and at a great price too ! Make sure you come and see me at country living and grab yourself one of these little fellows ! :0)
They are about 12 inches from head to toe !

large mohair bunny--gets ready for the london show !!

Heres a very large mohair bunny who is hoping to find a new home at the london show, she has excellent manners and is very friendly !!

new artwork for the country living fayre.....

Heres a new canvas that i have painted to sell alongside the dolls and toys at the country living christmas fayre---I hope you love her as much as I do !!

Thursday, 30 September 2010


yIPPEE !!!

I am so proud to announce that Tinchapeltextiles has been chosen to exhibit at the country living christmas fayre at the design centre in islington, london. As you all may know its quite hard to get into and work has to be submitted to a panel for scrutiny...... but fantastic news to be allowed to do this event. Its been one of my dreams for some years now !!

So it would be wonderful to see everybody there !!

Lots of gorgeous things are being made and i will be posting plenty of images as i whizz through my designs.

Heres a new little lady, she will be available at the show, shes a grey velvet monkey, inspired by an antique toy....enjoy !!! There will also be a boy version of this darling !

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

at the studio.....

come and contact me about workshops, i run them from my studio, with lots of tea and cake--- or i can be booked for a venue of your own-----contact me via facebook, at tinchapel textiles group, or via my email !!!

craft fayres on the go.....

Just to let you know that i can be booked for any event, recently i had fun running workshops and selling my wares at the maze all dayer music event--bliss !!

follow me on facebook to see where i will be next !!--or email me !!

happy creating !!


You can follow me on facebook, if you go to Tinchapel Textiles Group, you can be kept right up to date on my creationS.........see you there !!!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010


Hi, I am now able to offer you quilted house panels, to hang on your wall, of your house. each one is made to order, and will be a complete one off piece. here is one that is being created, please email me for prices etc if you would like one making--these would make lovely christmas presents or wedding gifts...

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Diana Shepherds most excellent exhibition !!

Well its a busy time for me at the moment, with kit production going through the roof, but it was a real treat to take time out and visit one of my dear friends Diana Shepherd, whos recent exhibition of hand drawn wallpapers was outstanding, she is so very talented as you can see. anyone wishing to discuss wallpaper commissions etc, please email me, and i will happily put you in touch with her. The exhibition took place in derby, and was part of the art in empty shops scheme--simply wonderful !!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

minature patchwork wall quilt kits !!

i am now doing kits of my minature wall quilts in various colour combinations, hurry while stocks last, please feel free to email me for further details..........get stitching !!!

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

edible knitted cakes .....

just the thing when you are trying to cut down , and fit into that itsy bitsy teenie weenie bikini !!

these are always available for sale, just email me for details and happy dieting :-)

Emily Garces Art.....

a beautiful, talented artist, whose beauty and vibrancey spills out into her work.

I am a keen collector of her work and very fortunate to be her friend too.

Here is an amazing large canvas that she has just completed.

go to her blogg at and commission her to create you, your own piece of heaven!!!

Monday, 7 June 2010

new artwork on the go.........................

here i am working on some pen and ink drawings,which will be turned into limited edition prints, the series is entitled flora and fauna.....more coming, so whatch this space !!

here is my dali inspire hare!!!

Sunday, 30 May 2010


Heres the first glimpse of Mr Punch's head, or is he looking a bit like Bruce Forsyth ?????

I am delighted with him so far, he is a rod puppet, I just need to sort out body and hands etc, but all my gear is in the studio and i am at home...booo hooo.....

I am sure I have another project(s) get on with......

watch this space......

TIME FOR A STORY................................

You must go and check out Mrs Jess Wilsons storytelling blog !!!

She can thrill you, delight you, tease you and make your hair stand on end !!!

A very talented, intelligent and mighty fine looking lass, Jess also works within the mental health system to use sory telling for therapy and all round goodness.

Do go see for youselves and feel free to contact her with your storytelling needs..........


Friday, 28 May 2010

freckles and fairy houses.............

heres my little daughter dottie-may and here are her fairy houses, complete with a tiny table of food ,for when they take a rest........she and my other little buttons, are a constant magical source of inspiration........enjoy !!!

Thursday, 20 May 2010


Well after a spell of unwellness, I have decided to work from my studio, so you can now come and see me there, by appointment. This will give me more time to experiment with many mediums. It is a wonderful space and I am so very lucky to have it.

So I am very busy moving all my junk into it---with the very kind help of my wonderful friend Jo---thank you Jo.

Watch this space, as I will be posting piccys soon !!

I will be running lots of workshops too !!!

happy, happy happy !!!

Friday, 30 April 2010

whats it all about then.........................

Well here I am, nearly forty something, and wondering whats it all about then.............

It seems that biscuits, bunting and babies, somes up the various highlights, that one looks for, with oodles of fabric, wool and creating along the way.

For me a constant searching for one individual thing that will fill my life up and make me whole , does not exist. I delight in many things. the growing of seeds into plants and produce, the growth and developement of ones kids---no matter how they turn out !!!! The smell of home baked bread, and spreading jam on the centre of a victoria sponge cake !!! The freckles on my kids faces, and the giggles that they make------ What more could one ask for ???

I suppose having lots of money does have its obvious advantages, but what is there to delight in if you can have anything you want?? I feel that being creative in all that we do and the make do and mend approach far more rewarding .

So all though I am not a conventional Goddess, I am sure of one thing-- that I am truly blessed and grateful for being me.

my lovely helen pringle doll...............

Here is my lovely Helen Pringle doll called Obedience----i am a lucky bunny !!!

MAY DAY...MAY DAY..........

Great scot---is it may already---where has all the time gone???

well here is my new dolly for mercantile gatherings---its mary lou---a prim little miss so and so............

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Happy Easter !!

Easter is coming and the clouds are getting fat !!!

Lets hope Easter sunday is dry for the great egg hunt !!!---the bunnies are all ready !!!

new dolls for sale on

here are the four dolls for sale on early work mercantile-----its a gorgeous site full of lovely goodies !!!



Saturday, 6 March 2010

mY Assistant Pecan !!!!

Here is my new assistant Pecan, who is solely responsible for stealing dolls whenever possible and hiding them under the kitchen table. His hobbies include singing and eating !!!

my first Izannah Walker doll

Here is my first attempt at the Izannah Walker doll. Please go to the Izannah Walker Chronicles by Dixie Redmond, for lots of inspiration and guidance----its like heaven !!!

Sunday, 14 February 2010

The British Toymakers Guild

Wow, I am so pleased to announce that I have been voted on as a member of the British Toymakers Guild, so expect to see more of me at various toy shows up and down the country, details will be posted as soon as I know.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Historical Cage Doll

Heres the historical cage doll I made over the christmas period and if you hurry quickly over to gail wilsons website you can buy the plans and notions for this.
I really enjoyed making up this doll and plan to make more wooden dolls in the future--so watch this space !!!