P-p-p…picking a penguin

PicMonkey Collage (4)

Hmm ... think I might be showing my age! British readers of a certain vintage will know exactly what I mean - remembering those p-p-p-pick-up-a-penguin biscuit ads from the 1970s.  But I digress.  One of my patterns for the current magazine is a cute little penguin softie .... I was thinking … [Read more...]

Proud as a Peacock

peacock collage

I have a confession to make.... once again being a bit slow on the uptake ... I have only recently discovered - and have now become - a Pinterest addict! So what do you think I did after I blogged earlier this week, mentioning Ben, his sad experience and my True Beauty embroidery?  Did I go and … [Read more...]

Owls, foxes and our new bunny …


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...]