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

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

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  • Folksy Friday In Bloom…

    As it’s Chelsea Flower show this week I’ve decided upon a floral theme for today’s Folksy Friday… We were planning on going this year as we went to Tatton Park (‘the northern chelsea’) last year as a birthday pressie for Dan’s mum and loved it despite the rain, but we left it too late this… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – Matryoshka dolls

    Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a moment to myself, so I’m making the most of it and doing the first Folksy Friday in a while.  As I’ve just booked to see my family in Poland and ‘Poland’ isn’t an easy theme I’ve gone for Russian dolls, as I remember getting one from… Read more »

  • Well Run Dan!

    I just want to say a big WELL DONE to everyone who ran the Manchester Run, especially my boyfriend who raised over £300 for Diabetes UK! He managed to complete it in 54 minutes, which wasn’t as good as last year but still a great achievement, and it was very windy… also a big congratulations… Read more »

  • Run Dan Run!…

    My boyfriend is running the Manchester 10k this weekend to raise money for Diabetes UK, with a target of £250! So to help him get some extra cheers and support, with the aid of my new sewing machine, I have sewn an anonymity name onto the front and back of his running shirt as it… Read more »

  • Big Blog Card Swap…

    I was really excited about being involved in the big blog card swap organised by Naomi and Sarah, and pleasantly surprised when I received this card from Naomi after totally forgetting about it! Luckily it arrived the day before the deadline to post mine, and prompted me to put my celebration card in the post… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 24

    Well it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of a day to follow a rollercoaster of a week! Had a good time having a picnic in the park with my friend and my boyfriend, watching the world go by and some adorable children running around and generally having fun… But I’ve also been in a… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 23

    I know it’s day 24 but I had some very sad news yesterday that my Aunty had been in a boating accident in Florida and is in a critical condition in hospital, my uncle was also in the accident but we think he is going to be ok.  So I have everything crossed, and am… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 22

    Yay!! I have to say I’ve had a great day, and want to share my good news with you all – I accepted a permanent position at work today 🙂 Although I’ve enjoyed the freedom of freelancing since I was made redundant (and at times it’s been great to have more time for crafty/Folksy things)… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 21

    We’re on the home stretch (thought I’d get the marathon puns in early – just realised the London marathon is on my birthday this year!) Only 9 days to go I keep telling myself as another 9 items seems like a marathon in itself at the moment.  My full-time job and commute don’t allow much… Read more »