Friday, 21 May 2010

Tara Badcock

(this one is the front panel of a wedding dress that Tara designed for a friend!)

Wow! This lady's work is absolutely stunning! Tara Badcock, creator of Paris Tasmania resided in Paris for 3 years before returning to Tasmania. She creates her own range of homewares, fashion and textile wares using fabric manipulation and embroidery techniques. I am absolutely in love with the wedding dress embroidery she created for a friend!! There are literally hundreds of amazing images of Tara's work on her flickr site. Go check it out!

Monday, 17 May 2010

Felt Mistress

My boyfriend recently commissioned the super-super talented Felt Mistress to create some hospital/medical inspired characters for a photo-shoot he was doing for work. Once the shots are signed off I will share them here, but for now, I thought you might like to see some of the amazingly detailed work that Felt Mistress has created. (A lot of these characters are over 1-2 feet tall!)

Blog of the week normally on a Friday but I've been a bit lax over the last couple of weeks, so I'm doing an extra one this week. Craftsville is a pretty new website and the joint venture of Helen Entwhistle of Hello Memo and her pal Michelle. Its a great site featuring tutorials, giveaways, whats on listings, opportunities, reviews and even more! Sarah, our talented Craft Candy founder, has a post on there this week showing you how to make your own fabric banners for fairs


One day I will ride to my super-organised and downright lovely workshop on a pretty pink bike and then after a lovely day making pretty things, I will ride back home on my sugar-pink bike to my adorable wooden house. One day, one day!

Monday, 3 May 2010

Shoe Customisation Workshop 30 May

I'm doing some more workshops at Jam Jar Beads in Sheffield city centre this month. This shoe customisation workshop will be held on Sunday 30th May from 11am to 1pm and costs just £18. This is a fun and easy workshop where you can come with your own shoes and using our fabric and buttons/beads/ribbons, make removeable shoe embellishments to match your outfits and leave with one of a kind, exclusive pretties for your tootsies.

If you would like to book a place or would like more information, please email me at

Brooch Workshop 15th May

I'm doing some more workshops at Jam Jar Beads in Sheffield city centre this month. The first is a fabric brooch workshop on 15th May (pictured). This is a fun and easy workshop to make brooches using laminated images in a nest of vintage fabrics and decorated using beads, buttons and ribbons. I will also show you other methods for making more easy fabric brooches at home. This workshop costs £15 and will take place from 11am til 1pm on Saturday 15th May at Jam Jar Beads in Sheffield City Centre. If you would like to book a place or would like more information, please email me at

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Roadside Projects

I came across these lovely papercut designs today by Jayme of Roadside Projects and wanted to share them with you, in case you haven't seen this wonderful work before. If you fancy some of these lovely artworks to adorn your walls, then pop over to the Roadside Projects etsy store.

I really admire artists who create work that has its own unique style. Its something I've found hard to do, i think I spend so much time looking at the lovely work of other people that when I sit down to design or make something, it often seems to sub-consciously become a watered down (much less successful) version of other people's style. I think I need to spend more time creating and less time on the computer, maybe then I would develop my own unique style over time... that might be pretty tough - I love looking at the work of so many talented people on the 'net. Maybe, a late new years resolution.


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