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

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  • Folksy listings – Day 10

    I’ve just realised we’re into double figures! A third of the way through, which means I really have to spend tomorrow being creative, I haven’t even got an item ready to list for tomorrow nevermind the week ahead (starting to panic now.) Anyway, here are my top 3 for today, it’s a bit earlier today… Read more »

  • Polish President!

    It wasn’t until I got a text from my family in Poland that I found out the Polish President Lech Kaczinsky has died in a plane crash in Russia, but what is more shocking is that he was travelling with Poland’s army chief, central bank governor, MPs and leading historians! Not sure what else to… Read more »

  • Folksy Day 10 – for Macmillan Cancer

    Good morning all, the sun is shining and the birds are tweeting so that must mean one thing… time to venture up to Wimbledon common for a picnic. It always makes me smile on days like this, so my ‘get well card’ for today is hopefully going to raise some smiles and money for Macmillan… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – spring

    My item on day 9 is a ‘good luck’ card, as I thought I was going to need it with a difficult challenge at work, and I think it worked – well at least I’m closer to the answer!  The luck with the weather certainly changed and is hopefully the start of spring. Can you… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 8

    I love my job but it can be very stressful sometimes… and today was one of those days so I’m glad I posted my ‘new arrival card’ before I got to work! I have no idea how I am going to find another 22 items in the next 22 days?? M fellow Folksters are keeping… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 7

    I decided to put my Dan’s Party card on today, just to remind my boyfriend (the real DJ Dan) how much I appreciate him, and how much he inspires me 🙂 I really struggled to narrow down to my top 3 today – it gets harder as the days go on… I’m hoping to list… Read more »

  • Baby Card – Preview for Alice

    This is a quick card following a request from Alice on Folksy for a baby boy card – a colour change on a standard card from my Anonymity range… but more bespoke options are available on request! Off to work now, I’ll be back later xx

  • Folksy Listings – Day 6

    I managed to post my 6th day listing on my lunchbreak, a new home card featuring Dot… this is one of my favourite cards from my bessie range! I’m shattered after only 1 day back at work so this is going to be short and sweet – here are my fave 3 entries for today… Read more »

  • First sale on Folksy!

    Yay! I am so relieved and excited to have had my first sale on Folksy (apart from the first one to my boyfriend to check what the process would be) and what better occasion than for an 18th wedding anniversary 🙂  and I have just had a request for a bespoke baby card so that’s… Read more »