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

  • July Jesters – Day 5

    What a day… feeling a bit disheartened at the moment, so I think today’s retirement card is quite apt! We’ve done our Monday routine trip to the supermarket, had tea and now got an hour to look at creative Folksy July Jester shops to make me smile.  Today’s theme is places I’d rather be, people… Read more »

  • July Jesters – Day 4

    My day 4 personalised engagement card was listed a bit later today as it’s been a busy Sunday and we have just got on the train back to London where we are making the most of the wifi, and the mini picnic we have been given in first class – crisps, peanut, biscuits, OJ and… Read more »

  • July Jesters – Day 3

    Another day gone in a flash, time flies when you’re having fun as they say, and it was a bit of a rush to get my day 3 thanks teacher card listed before we left but I got back to find I’ve sold a wedding fireworks card, which is great – only need one more… Read more »

  • Happy 21st Melanie

    Just want to say a big thanks to my cousin Melanie for inviting us to her 21st today – we had a fantastic day at Beverley races, even with the terrible choice in horses (well that will teach me to go for the greys or ‘cool names.’) It was a great day out, and even… Read more »

  • July Jesters – Day 2

    As I’m on a train back ‘home’to my cousin’s birthday at the races (today’s Folksy listing inspiration) I thought I’d use that as today’s theme… Our train is delayed because of damage to overhead lines so I’ve got plenty of time to look through today’s items and choose a few: Lemonade and lamingtons – Dragonfly… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday at the races!

    Another week has almost gone, and I’ve not done nearly as much as I would like to have finished, not made as many items as I’d like to have in prep for the July Jesters, and not got enough time to list all my fave Folksy items.  So there’s only one thing for it –… Read more »

  • July Jesters – Day 1

    It’s been so long since I listed an item everyday that I forgot I need to get up earlier to upload it on my Folksy shop before work to try and get more views (and hopefully a sale soon!) It’s great to be back in the Folksy listing community and see a few familiar avatars… Read more »

  • July Jesters

    No I’m not jesting with you… I am actually listing an item everyday through July in my Folksy shop as part of the July Jesters group, I must be mad! Having done the April Foolers listings I decided it was too much of a challenge to list an item everyday as well as blog nearly… Read more »

  • Congratulations Joe and Molly

    Just a quick post to say congratulations to Joe and Molly who got married last weekend! I was honoured to make their wedding invites, with a bit of customisation to a card from my anonymity range – I had such fun doing them, and was relieved when they finally arrived on the otherside of the… Read more »