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Monday, 30 November 2009

I'm published in ...

...Stampington's Art Quilting Studio due on the news-stands tomorrow. I'm so happy and honoured to be included in this magazine. I've scanned some pages so you get an idea of what it's all about.

Painterly Compositions


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Sunday, 29 November 2009

Eco friendly shopping bags

I've been sewing some really nice shopping bags that are built to last and can be used again and again. They're on ETSY where you can find out more about them. Here's a sample:


Wednesday, 25 November 2009


Today I was at a friend's birthday lunch and had a lovely time eating scrumptious food and the bubbly wasn't bad either!!

To give you an idea of the present I made, I've scanned the image - a lined pink cloth bag with a stitched 'burdie'. I need to practise freemotion words more!My bag

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Twilight and market

I realized ,after I*'d said I was reading this book and couldn't put it down, that it's a teenager cult movement - but I don't care - must be a young at heart grandmother! and I have all 3 books!

I've been busy at the sewing machine getting ready for another Christmas Market. It's housed in a converted church in the heart of the Grassmarket in Edinburgh called the LOT. Hope to see you there!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Fabric Covered Journals/Notebooks

I've been developing a new line - these are A6 notebooks with a fabric jacket which is re-usable. I've started listing them on etsy and here's a sample:

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"life is short, eat dessert first"  "dranunculus"


"you always have a friend in me"


Monday, 16 November 2009


The 3-day Christmas Market ended yesterday after a really well-attended event. The venue was an art gallery. I was very fortunate to have sold some top-end paintings and lots of little things too.

Here's a picture of part of my table:


Sunday, 8 November 2009


I 'm not feeling the best today - a dizzy head and it's only 4 days till the Christmas Market I'm in. So I've decided to go back to bed hoping that'll help.

I started reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - didn't realize when I bought it that it's a bit of a cult book - and I can't put it down!!!

Till later.....

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Excellent Read!

I've literally just finished reading 'The Sensualist' by Barbara Hodgson - a mysterious illustrated tale for all the senses - a remarkable story. I've read some of her other books which are always first class but this is one I'll definitely read again.

Some of the reviews say "Are you ready to use all of your senses ... captivating and compelling, this book will hold you hostage" New Woman, and "Enigmatic and spine-tingling..." Cleveland Plain Dealer.