Monday, 24 September 2012

Making Something from (nearly) Nothing!

I've been working on a new project lately, melting a lot of plastic carrier bags to make a new fabric and then upcycling in to a range of products!  I wondered if melting foil (the kind that's usually stuck with a special glue on to textiles) would melt on, to my amazement it does and creates a lovely crackled look as it picks up the textures already created by heating the plastic. I hope you like the results!  You can see more in my etsy shop...

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Patriotic Patterns!

Here are some things I've been working on to celebrate the events happening here in London this summer!  The cross stitch pattern is available as a free download from my website here, so if you're starting to feel a little patriotic too you can try it out (it will be available for a limited time over summer 2012).   I've also designed this tea towel which doubles up as a make-your-own bunting kit, it's available to buy from my etsy shop.  I'm so pleased the sun's come out this week, it's definitely helping to build anticipation for the summer celebrations!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pop Up Shop!

Come along to the Pop Up Shop in Bethnal Green on Saturday.

There'll be lots of LOVE-ly goodies from local designer makers for you to browse, including crafty products you can personalise and give to someone special on Valentines day.

In the afternoon, there'll be a special Stitch Me Up drop-in workshop, where you can choose a cross stitch craft kit or tote bag and get crafting there and then. There are no additional costs, just pay for the kit you choose and relax, enjoy the surroundings with tea and cake!

Kits start from £5 and it's great if you like being spontaneous as there's no need to book. If you know you're definitely coming, so we know how much cake to make for everyone, you can join the facebook event page here or RSVP to

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas Deer!

A cute deer pops up to wish you a Merry Christmas... and we really mean it! If you like it, you can download this artwork for free here.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

'I heart...' stitch tote bag featured in N.E.E.T. Magazine Christmas Gift Guide

The lovely N.E.E.T. magazine featured the 'I heart...' stitch tote bag in their Christmas Gift Guide as part of the Make, Do, or Send section. N.E.E.T. describes itself as an 'eco-friendly, grassroots style bible for the digital age' and it really is a great read with beautiful images...

Monday, 5 December 2011

Stitch Snowflake

Throughout advent I'll be showcasing Christmas craft and a few mini projects. This is a cross stitch snowflake design for you to use in your crafty projects this winter! (You should be able to click on the image and use 'save image as' so you can save it and print it out if you want) *Update* You can now download this cross stitch pattern here.

Monday, 17 October 2011

The Museum of Everything

If you live in London and haven't been to The Museum of Everything at Selfridges yet, I recommend you make a visit before it closes on October 25th. I was drawn in to the exhibition after being intrigued by the exciting window display and discovered some fascinating, inspiring art works inside.