Puppy Princess Applique


Yesterday I received a series of messages from Rosie's young goldendoodle Tilly (who would appear to have learned to read, write and operate Rosie's phone since leaving me three weeks ago!)  Sshhhh ... don't tell, but I think it was Rosie typing on her behalf!  Anyway the messages went something … [Read more...]

Pin Cushions (including mice) and a new look


I think everybody loves a pretty pin cushion, and I'm no exception to that rule! Sometimes it's nice to use an item that you haven't made yourself  - there are so many talented makers out there - and as I've been hunting for that perfect new addition to my workroom supplies I thought you might … [Read more...]

Elephants in Love Pattern

I was surprised - and delighted - to receive a phone call earlier this week from a very lovely lady called Janke.  Janke lives in the Netherlands (her English is brilliant) and she was trying to track down a pattern that I'd contributed a long while ago to the now defunct Sew Hip Magazine.  It … [Read more...]

Best in Show Pattern for Crufts week

This week is Crufts week, when arguably the world's most famous dog show prepares to open its doors for the 110th time here in the UK.  I found out when reading the paper this morning that there really was a Mr Cruft - Charles Alfred - who was born in 1852.  He worked as a travelling dog biscuit … [Read more...]