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 5

    How can it be nearly Tuesday and back to work already? I love my job, but still have the ‘Sunday night blues’ at the thought of getting up early and battling with the London rush hour!! I’ve been feeling a bit fed up today, as my toe still hurts, I don’t seem to be getting… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 4

    Well 4 days down, 26 to go! I thought I’d add another anonymity card to Folsky today, a new family member card – inspired by a washing line I walked past full of baby clothes blowing in the wind 🙂 And here are my top 3 others from fellow Folksy folk… Dizzy Izzy – Handmade… Read more »

  • Folsky Listings – Day 3

    I can’t believe we’ve got to April already, nevermind day 3 of the Folksy challenge to post one item a day through April – 3 down only 27 to go!! It’s going to be enough of a challenge to list one of my own items everyday but I’m also hoping to list one of my… Read more »

  • Day 3 – Dan’s posh chocs

    As it’s Easter weekend I thought I’d post a new handmade card for sale with chocolate as the theme!  I’m in quite a bit of pain with my infected toe at the moment and my boyfriend (Dan) has been a complete star as always so this is dedicated to him 🙂 This is my latest… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday!

    My Folksy Friday pick is a few of my fave items from the April listing club (one item a day is tougher than it sounds, a lot of work goes into each handmade piece!) including my own entry… As I am injured again, this time with a severely infected toe, which teamed with my diabetes… Read more »

  • No it’s not an April Fool…

    I have actually joined a group of creative people on Folksy to try and list an item a day in April for our shops… You can now buy my ‘Lily’s Attempt To Say’ card on my shop, as my first item of the month lets hope it’s a bit more successful than Lily’s attempts! I… Read more »

  • Giant Saviour

    I just managed to submit March’s Illustrapedia illustration in time!  There are a few tweaks I’d like to have made, but at least I managed to succeed in my quest to submit something for every month… It was quite a topical subject I chose to illustrate – bullying, and has inspired me to try and… Read more »

  • Edible Art!

    We stumbled upon the chocolate festival by the Royal Festival Hall in London yesterday, which was a pleasant surprise! There were some fabulous and tempting but expensive stalls but the star of the show for me was this fantastic Alice in Wonderland chocolate sculpture… the only problem I’d have is that I wouldn’t want to… Read more »

  • It’s all in the detail!

    On a very stressful day of travelling when my flight back had been cancelled on an already 21 hour day for work I was ready to despair… then I looked over to the person sat next to me and smiled to myself –  this is the kind of reaction I want to get from people… Read more »