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
  • 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 »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 20

    2/3 of the way through… 10 days to go… 5 days till my birthday… and what felt like the worst day in my current job so far! Had a really stressful day, trying to manage client expectations and being close to tears of frustration with having to type minutes in excel, but I’m home and… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 19

    Well I was spending too much time enjoying the sun back home in Yorkshire with my family (and doing some work in the garden) at the weekend I didn’t get time to post my faves from the Folksy Foolers, so here are my Monday picks with a black theme to contrast my white wedding card…… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – Home Sweet Home

    Well I’m a bit disappointed yesterday was the first day I missed adding my faves from the Folksy Foolers, but I was working late with work and everything was going wrong… but I’m back! Today’s listing was another card featuring Freddie, this time my ‘thumbs up’ card perfect for a thank you card.  My Bessie… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 14

    Very quick post tonight as I have some sketches to finish for work… As we’re half way through the week I thought I’d list something a bit different today, so you can now buy my snowbear illustration on Folksy!  Perfect for a little boy’s room, or just somewhere needing a touch of ‘cute.’ Here  are… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 13

    Almost half way through (or so I keep telling myself!) and I’m beginning to run out of ideas nevermind time to convert the ideas to reality – need to get my thinking cap on, which isn’t that easy after a long and creative day at work! But for today I have listed a birthday treat… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 12

    We’re back to Monday already, how did that happen?? To celebrate this fact today’s listing is a ‘rainy days and mondays card’ which would certainly cheer me up on a Monday –  if only I could forget the stresses of life and go puddle jumping in some funky wellies today! Today was very busy at… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 11

    I’ve been having a bad day today and still need a hug so lets hope tomorrow’s better – having said that I still have to start a painting I’ve been commissioned to do, and do my Folksy items ready for this week, and then it will be time for bed!  But until then here are… Read more »

  • Need a hug

    Yikes, I’ve just realised it’s 2 weeks today until my birthday! For some reason I’m feeling a bit blue about it. I think it seems like life is just passing me by at the moment, and I’m in a city I would rather not be in if it weren’t for the current economy and lack… Read more »