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
  • aDorable Dragon…

    I’ve had a busy week at work so today was dedicated to ‘creative’ things (after a biiiiiiiig pile of ironing, cooking, washing and cleaning.)  I’m disappointed I didn’t finish my cowboy entry for last month so I thought I’d better dedicate some time to this month’s dragon challenge, and the outcome was Dora and Dan. … Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – Wonderful Wimbledon!

    Well as Wimbledon is my home for the moment, and the town is bustling with visitors to the tennis I thought it would be a perfect theme for this week’s Folksy Friday. I’ve been busy at work so not had much chance to keep up with most of it apart from highlights but well done… Read more »

  • Wimbledon Village Fair…

    I love living in Wimbledon, just hate commuting into London, but you can’t have everything and days like Saturday when the annual village fair was on make me feel better about living down here 🙂 As we walked up the hill to the village and my hip was hurting I was trying to decide how… Read more »

  • Fabulous Father’s Day

    Happy Father’s day to my wonderful dad, and all the other great dad’s out there! I never know what to get my dad who has everything he both needs and wants, so I decided to make him something (you don’t have to be a child to do that!!) rather than the usual socks, ties and… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday’s child is loving and giving

    After doing the Folksy April Foolers listings everyday in April I decided  I was going to try and list as much as possible in June knowing full well I wouldn’t be able to list everyday with work and home commitments at the moment!  I am impressed with the number of posts, especially Natalie who seems… Read more »

  • Magical Matilda

    Just want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jen and Dan on their gorgeous daughter Matilda, who we finally got to meet yesterday! She really is beautiful and was  very well behaved for her daddy’s 30th birthday party. We wanted to give something a bit more personalised for her arrival so I customised some baby… Read more »

  • Crafters with a difference

    It’s great to be back in the Yorkshire countryside… and the usual routine of going out for a family coffee on a Saturday morning in Ilkley, as is a habit whenever I return to my parents for the weekend! This morning was even better though as we spotted a sign for a craft fair at… Read more »

  • BUSy Folksy Friday

    I was struggling to decide what to pick as my Folksy Friday topic today… that was until I randomly bumped into someone I used to go to school with many moons ago, when we used to get the trusted 444 school bus every morning!  So Emma inspired me to pick buses as this week’s subject… Read more »

  • Elephantastic!

    When we ventured into the centre of London today to meet friends in the rain we weren’t expecting to be cheered up by so many bright elephants! If you’re in London before 29 June then you’re bound to bump into 1 of the 250 decorated model elephants in the Elephant Parade. I have memories of… Read more »