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.

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

Latest
  • 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.

  • Bags of love for fabric but not the price

    I can’t contain my excitement at finding a UK fabric printer that seems to be good quality, but once again very expensive, will I ever find what I’m looking for?

  • Sunshine on a rainy day

    A very soggy trip to Leeds today, lucky Harry was dry in his pram in his ‘sunshine on a rainy day’ top that I made him.