Supporting Movember

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This morning felt very autumnal.  When I woke, I could hear the sound of rain on the roof, and water gushing down the gutters and splashing into the old well in the courtyard at the back of the house.  But very soon the clouds cleared away and the sun came out, though it was much cooler than we've … [Read more...]

Another peek behind the scenes …

Thank you so much everyone for all your kind comments on the making of Miss Matilda Catkin - who I'm delighted to report is now finished, though I haven't taken her official photographs yet.  But a lot of people told me they liked to see what went on behind the scenes, before I present my finished … [Read more...]

The making of Miss Matilda Catkin, or ….

.... why you should never give up on your softie! As a child I much preferred my collection of stuffed animals to the dolls that misguided relatives presented me with from time to time. These were always left on my toyshelf - beautiful - and often naked as I would heartlessly remove their pretty … [Read more...]

Alice the Elegant Cat – new softie pattern

 Sshhhh.... there's a cat in our summer house.  Don't tell Ben.  I wonder if she'll turn around .....  All the way around?  What an elegant cat!  A cat called Alice! Alice the Elegant Cat is the first pattern for the March issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine.  I have felt for a long … [Read more...]