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...]

Owls, foxes and our new bunny …

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I've been very busy over the weekend working on the patterns for the September issue of the magazine, including my first Christmas pattern of the year (catch a glimpse of my penguin over on Instagram).  In September my thoughts begin to turn away from the beach inland towards the woods as the trees … [Read more...]

A very clever softie in a very silly post!

This morning as I sat at my table sewing my new top, my eye was caught by a tiny movement in the corner of my workroom .... Who could it be?  No, not the French hens .. nor the lovebirds ...  But wait - I see -  what is my little fox in a frock doing?  Let's look a little closer .... She's … [Read more...]