Monday, 10 April 2017

Moving house!

We are moving house, my blog and I! It's time to keep everything in one place so I now have a 'news' section on my website Please pay a visit when you get chance as I update it regularly with news and new products, as well as workshop details.

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Friday, 17 March 2017

Treat all the lovely mums this Mother's Day!

Celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday 26th March! 

It'll soon be Mother's Day and I have put together a selection of gifts perfect for all the mums, grandmas, sisters, aunts, friends... anyone who you think deserves a treat! 
A lovely card taken from my original textile, featuring a hen and her chicks. All cards are A6 size and come supplied with a brown envelope. They are blank inside for your own personal message. The same design without 'Happy Mother's Day' is also available.
Did you know that I can also write a personalised message inside the card to send directly to the recipient? 
Please select 'Personalised message for the recipient' when you make your purchase.

This luxury blackbird gift box is part of my new range of letterbox gifts. They will delight the recipient and what's more, they'll fit straight through the letterbox so no waiting at the Post Office to collect your parcel!
Lots more gift boxes available on the website, including the hen and chicks design.

Introducing the brand new range of printed homewares! You may already know that I have been working hard over the past few months to get my designs printed onto a range of cushions and canvasses. Well here they are! 
The popular hare design is the first in the range and there are three different sizes of cushion available. They are made using a lovely soft linen-look fabric and have a zip on the back.
Matching canvasses are also available. I'm so pleased with these and I think they'll make the perfect gift!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Stitched Wrapping Paper

Happy Christmas to all of my followers!

Add something special to your gifts this Christmas!
Just over two days til the big day! If you are planning on wrapping your Christmas presents soon, or even if you're organised and only have one or two left to do, have a watch of my video where I demonstrate how you can create your own handmade paper. Enjoy! 

Keep an eye on the blog for more videos in the new year.

Friday, 9 December 2016

December News

Christmas gift ideas, my work on display and some exciting news!

I am pleased to show you my new banner and logo at the top of the website which is also displayed on my new business cards and social media. If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas, my work is also on display at Foxlowe Arts Centre (until Christmas) and the Brampton Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme (until 8th January) if you are local and would like to see it in 'real life'. 
In Eccleshall, Gallery at 12's 'Art With A Heart' Day takes place this Saturday, 10th December. The gallery will be open from 10.00am - 5.00pm and 10% of sales on the day will be donated to Shape Arts who provide opportunities and support for disabled artists. For more information please call the gallery on 01785 850757.

I've been busy making lots of lampshades recently. This one will be off to The Emporium in Lichfield - but if you would like to buy it before it gets there please click here. There are many more designs available on my website too.

Exciting news!

I am moving house to Whitgreave (near Stafford) in January and having a new studio built in the garden. My workshops will be 'on hold' until it's built and I will keep you up-to-date on the progress so please look out for more emails from me in the new year!

The new year will also see the launch of my 'homewares', a range of printed products for you and your home, from cushions to wall art, placemats to phone cases. The samples are now starting to come back and I'm really happy with them! To help me out with this, I am pleased to announce that I have a new assistant, Lydia, who will be taking on the admin and the marketing whilst I am busy stitching!
Have you sent your Christmas cards yet?
There is still time! Have a look at the greetings cards section on my website if you'd like to stock up.
£2 each or buy five for £10

I have been busy stitching some lovely brooches (in between all the Christmas commissions!) which would make an ideal stocking filler.
£12 each

Jazz up your kitchen! The first products to arrive in my new 'homewares' range are these colourful tea towels. Choose from the hare or nuthatch design, with a new robin design arriving next week. If you know someone who loves Eccleshall then the view of the high street would make a lovely gift.
£10 each

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Free motion embroidery 21st Feb

Also run from ABV training on Whitebridge Industial estate, Stone Staffs.

I had 6 lovely ladies do this workshop, one had to dash off before photos were taken but didn't they make some lovely work.

Lampshade workshop Feb 7th

This one was held at ABV on Whitebridge industrial site Stone Staffs

Helen, Lydia, Helen,Mum (Judith), Helen, what are the odds on having 3 Helens in a class of 5

There lampshades up close.

lampshade workshop Jan 2015

Sarahs finished

Sarah's still flat

Nicola's flat

Suzanne's flat 

a very successful workshop, lovely results.