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
  • Botanical sketches

    The start of my journey to create a fabric design for the Fabric8 contest, with a ‘botanical sketches’ theme

  • Handsome Harry

    A few cute photos of my son modelling my makes to brighten up a Monday

  • Yorkshire is our Wonderland

    The new ‘Yorkshire in Wonderland’ themed exhibition is now on at Just Makers, RHS Harlow Carr and I’m pleased to be alongside lots of great designers and makers

  • Happy Birthday Harry

    Happy 1st Birthday to my gorgeous cheeky, bright and bubbly boy

  • Not-so-sunny 1st birthday celebrations

    My son’s 1st Birthday Party wasn’t very sunny but it had lots of handmade touches including his cake and outfit

  • Just Makers by the sea

    Still time to see the Harlow by the Sea exhibition at RHS Harlow Carr which finishes today, here are some of my faves from other designers

  • Favourite flowers

    A few of my favourite flowers from RHS Harlow Carr to inspire some botanical sketches for the latest Fabric8 competiton

  • OHC meets Just Makers

    What happens when two of my favourite stockists collide? An explosion of colour and local Yorkshire design you don’t want to miss.

  • Just make it down to Just Makers

    I don’t think you need an excuse to go to RHS Harlow Carr as it’s a beautiful place, but if you need a bit more motivation then pop along to the Just Makers Exhibition there, where you will also find my designs until the end of Aug