Made by Jack’s Mum… drawn by Accidental Vix

A collaboration between myself and local pattern designer Sarah of Made by Jack’s Mum to make the sewing world a happy place

That time of year again…

Entering 2018 as a family of four will see undoubtedly seem more laughter, tears and love, but hopefully there will be more creative time, sketching and sewing too.

Winter Sale

As a thank you for your support I am offering 10% off my Etsy shop this week, and 50% of all sales will be going to Refugee START

Lucky Little Lucy

Introducing the newest Accidental Vix model, and thanking a few sewing friends along the way.

Easy Easter Activities

We used some family time to be creative with our Easter presents this year… pet rock rabbits and chocolate eggs of course!

Fab furniture on a budget

When our studio was finally finished, the first thing to go up was our custom shelving, designed by me and made by hubby old scaffolding boards

Leeds Corn Exchange – Live Sketch

A quick recap of pushing myself out of my comfort zone for a live sketching session at Leeds Corn Exchange for The Great Yorkshire Shop

2017 Secret Valentine Exchange

I never need an excuse to send pretty post but when I saw the Secret Valentine Exchange on Instagram on the day it closed for entries I knew I had to sign up

Magical Lantern Festival

Some creative inspiration despite the -1Âșc temperature at the Magic Lantern Festival, Leeds

Spanish sketching

A recent holiday was the start of me trying to get back into sketching, and feeling very rusty

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    I’m always looking for charities to support with my sewing, so when I found Wrap Pyjama Fairies I knew I had to get the sewing machine out to sew hospital gowns/PJs for children

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    I’ve spent a lot of time sewing for children so it’s about time I updated my own wardrobe with a bit of 60s inspired fashion

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    A quick recap of my most successful event of 2015 – Etsy Made Local at Leeds City Museum

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year, let’s hope 2016 is a creative and healthy one… here are my aims and wishes for the year ahead

  • Happy Memories

    One thing I love about Christmas is re-discovering the tree decorations that I’ve made over the years and that have happy memories attached to them, especially this Boba Fett decoration for my husband

  • Handmade Christmas

    Boxing Day plans have been cancelled due to flooding but that gives me a bit of time to catch up on blogs, hope everyone has had a good Christmas

  • Sleep my love

    As my thoughts are with those who never made it home I think back to my Sketchbook Project 2013

  • Ohh Deer, more ice-cream

    Please help me decide which ice-cream composition to enter into the Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Round IV competition.

  • Lyrical hope

    I would love your suggestions on song lyrics on the subject of ‘hope and recovery’ for a postcard to raise money for Rethink Mental Illness.