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December 8, 2014

My Janome packed up a while ago and I have been borrowing Tina's ever since. I eventually got round to finding out what the problem was by paying a visit to the local specialists at 181 Deptford High Street.  Not only was the foot pedal faulty "it's a standard problem...

December 8, 2014

To Bermondsey last Saturday and Spitalfields next Saturday for the stock market.  No, not the one with the brokers in their red braces, the one with rosy-faced stall holders selling their Christmassy wares until late in the evening.  It was a bit chilly, but a thermos,...

October 27, 2014

I can't believe that the Selvedge fair is only four days away now. It would of course have to happen over half term and as a result the house is a bit of a mess. Cushions and quilts are piling up and the kids have had to learn to navigate their way around all the stock...

October 25, 2014

Ordered a stamp yesterday and have been having fun making up the bags for the fair. Big companies would probably pay a fortune for this home-made look. That's what I keep telling myself anyway when the ink goes everywhere.

 

October 9, 2014

Everyone is going Horst mad at the moment and this picture from the Selvedge magazine home page looks gorgeous. Just BTW, I will be exhibiting a the Selvedge winter fair in Chelsea town hall on 31st October and 1st November, so please do come along.

 

October 9, 2014

Autumn's here and the dahlias are still going strong. Any excuse to get out the orange ribbon is good for me.

September 18, 2014

Almost a year since we went to Morocco. If I had to sum up the most inspiring thing which I got out of the trip, it would be texture.  This Berber rug had the patina of age and was even threadbare in a few places. However, it still had a really rough handle, almost lik...

September 18, 2014

 

I have recently been making a lot of cushions using vintage Hmong hill tribe embroidered babycarriers. When they arrive from Thailand I have to remove the backing to be able to restore them and sometimes I find that there is a little extra gift inside.  I guess they h...

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