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December 21, 2016

So its Christmas already, and I can hardly believe how quick this year has been. And what a year it has been. I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New year and to thank you for your support of my art .

2017 will br...

November 30, 2016

This Saturday the 3rd December myself and a number of other Dorset based artists and crafters will be selling their products at the annual Dorset Team Christmas Market.

The fair will have 70 stalls run by local Etsy sellers all under one roof with everything from leathe...

November 29, 2016

It saddens me greatly that with the wealth of creativity and originality out there in the world of contemporary craft and art there are still those sad few that feel it permissible to plagiarise other artists hard thought out and created pieces of work, and pass them o...

November 4, 2016

Made by Hand Cardiff has been and gone and it has been slightly over whelming if I am honest. This had been the first time I had exhibited at an event like this and I was unsure as to how it would go. But I have to say it couldn't have gone better, I returned from Card...

October 24, 2016

With just a few days to go until 'Cardiff Made by hand' I have been tirelessly working on a collection to show at this prestigious event. The main inspiration for my pieces this year has been a huge bag of leather scraps in the most beautiful colours. These have inspir...

October 5, 2016

With just 3 weeks to go until Made by Hand in Cardiff I am working flat out to create a collection for this event organised by The Contemporary Craft Fair. I am very excited for my first trip to this event and to Cardiff City.

Tickets are available to purchase via the w...

June 3, 2016


The first creature I designed and stitched was the 'Alice rabbit' and this creature inspired me to stitch more and more. Although it was years ago that I made my first one the design has remained the same, the legs have got a little bit longer and the stitches a


May 6, 2016

Just before Christmas last year I got my hands on some beautiful off cuts of vintage fabrics from my upholstery friend. It turns out that these 'off cuts' where destined to become these beautiful squirrels.



April 29, 2016

My recent commission piece is another Alice in Wonderland inspired piece, the brief being Alice a teacup and the rhyme 'twinkle twinkle little bat'.


This is the final piece.



March 23, 2016

My latest commission piece, Alice in Wonderland inspired.

 created using leather scraps cut, layered and stitched

 all housed within a vintage dome


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