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.

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!

Latest
  • 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 »

  • Easter is nearly here!

    I have added a couple of Easter cards to my anonymity range, available to buy on Folksy… The first was inspired at the weekend by the first signs on spring – amongst the cool and crisp morning, and blue sky were some daffodils which caught my eye in the garden as we came back from… Read more »

  • You can now buy my cards on Folksy!

    I am pleased to say that my anonymity range is now available to purchase on Folksy! It may have taken me a while to finally get everything set up but hopefully I can now my blob men can bring a few smiles to some faces 🙂 Bessie and her friends  will be making their way… Read more »

  • Anonymity range launched!

    This range is inspired by my day job, and the familiar figures often added into sketches by architects and interior designers.  The final push started in September when I made a card for my parents to say thanks for helping us move all the way from Manchester to London, and that very card has made… Read more »

  • heARTs for Haiti

    When disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti happen it’s often a stark reminder that  there are people much worse off than ourselves.  Faye Rossi has come up with a great fundraising idea, heARTs for Haiti, which is  ‘an exhibition of art, photography, and crafts to raise funds and awareness for Haitian earthquake relief organisations.’… Read more »

  • Lost property tree

    Illustrapedia is a Flickr group set up by some of the entrants of Picture This – a competition run by Waterstones to find an amateur illustrator for Julia Donaldson’s latest children’s book ‘Freddie and the Fairy.’ A competition I decided to enter after being made redundant last April, and the moment that got me hooked… Read more »

  • No accident…

    ‘Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things’ – Nicholas Meyer My art, and even this website, may not have happened by accident but it all started with one… As the name suggests, I’m very accident prone and the idea of a website to share information… Read more »