Friday Faves – Royal Exchange Theatre Shop

After a hot sweaty trip to Manchester in the heatwave this week I found some great inspiration, and fantastic new designers creators and makers to follow at The Royal Exchange and Curated Makers at Paperchase

All sewn up

Sometimes we need to press pause

Inspiring Women

International Women’s Day offers a chance to share role models with my children that have shaped our society, and with compassion and determination made a difference

Don’t let temporary set backs become permanent excuses

2018, like most years had setbacks and challenges, both professionally and personally, as I’m sure 2019 will too, but it’s time to get back up and keep pushing forward in the New Year, whatever is thrown at us.

Girls don’t have to wear pink

Girls don’t have to wear pink and boys don’t have to wear dull…

Every design has a story…

After months of hard work, blood, sweat and many tears I can finally reveal my rebranding and relaunch my Etsy shops, I will go through my brand values over the coming months but I’d like to start with a font that has a lot of meaning to me. Thank you Beth Ellen! x

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.

Latest
  • 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.

  • Upcycling and Prototyping

    Cutting up my hubby’s old t-shirts was a good excuse to try sewing some new patterns for my son

  • Travel Inspiration

    Work trips result in new inspiration and influences for upcoming sketches and projects from Dublin, Nottingham and Abersoch

  • Musical motivation

    My musical motivation at the moment comes from a Lifehouse gig I attended recently.


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