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...]

The only cat allowed!!

I don't know if I have ever mentioned before - but Ben, normally laid-back and placid as he is - strongly dislikes cats!  This is partly Amy's fault as she taught him that cats were BAD.  Amy was adopted, coming to me at six years old, so I don't know what had happened in her past to make her … [Read more...]