Friday Faves – Royal Exchange Theatre Shop

After a hot sweaty trip to Manchester in the heatwave this week I found some great inspiration, and fantastic new designers creators and makers to follow at The Royal Exchange and Curated Makers at Paperchase

All sewn up

Sometimes we need to press pause

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.

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    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 »

  • 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 »


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