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Sunday Showcase – Surface pattern design

Following on from my last post about challenges, here is my next creative challenge already! I discovered a fab free online magazine called Moyo, thanks to Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls, and it’s really inspired me to start thinking about surface pattern design (even if only as a hobby) as well as being very informative about practical… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Screen printing Part 2

I thought I would continue the screenprinting theme this week and share with you some of my finished designs. After leaving the Bluberry Park workshop I came home with the knowledge of how to use what little space I have to finish printing with an embroidery hoop and some fabric, and above are the finished… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Sew and sew

Well, I had a tough start to the week and shared my to-do-list in the hope it would spur me on to finish it, and although the weekend isn’t quite over I hang my head in shame as I only achieved 2 of the 3 items. So let’s start with the things I did manage…… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – I <3 you

As Valentine’s Day approaches what else can be on the creative list than hearts! I’m a bit late with Valentines items this year but I’ve just booked to do the Heart and Craft Fair in Headingley on 9th Feb so I thought I’d better sew a bit of love for it, so when I wanted… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Animal adventures

As the new year gets off to a creative and busy start I was glad to be asked to do a personalised baby grow for a 1st birthday this week that involved my animal sketches and something birthday themed. My initial thought was of my pet rabbits as a child as they bounced around the… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Christmas Gocco prints

With my operation and lack of time with the big move back to Yorkshire I haven’t done a Sunday showcase in a while, so there is plenty to choose from. However, as it’s a month today until Christmas I thought I’d choose a few of my Christmas inspired prints as I prepare for 4 more… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Poppy appeal

After my Friday faves just over a week ago I was inspired to make some poppies myself to sell and a £3 donation from each one goes to the British Legion. My design was a bit ad-hoc and came to life when I doodled a poppy shaped petal and a leaf and started cutting some felt, but I was… Read more »

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Showcase Sunday – Polish food

Last week felt very strange as it was my last week at work and full week in London- now I feel like we are finally on our journey to start the next chapter back home in Yorkshire! It has also meant that I haven’t had much time for creativity (apart from my hubby’s present which… Read more »

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Sunday Showcase – Spooky-licious

After a custom request for a halloween baby grow I decided it was probably time to get my halloween goodies underway. As it isn’t as big in the UK as the USA I wasn’t sure whether to stock any halloween items but it’s great to know that there are some people getting into the spirit… Read more »