Thursday, 19 April 2012


I was contacted by 'Sewing World ' magazine a while ago to ask if they could feature my 'Nice cup of tea' iPad case in their May issue. It wasn't going to cost me anything and I was very, very grateful to be asked. 
Of course I said yes please and ordered myself a copy which arrived in the post yesterday.
It bought such a smile to my face to see my work in print. I've been lucky enough to be featured in two other magazines and also the Daily Mail, along side my mate (I wish!)'Cath Kidston.

Those of you who have been reading my blog for 
a while will know that the past 18 months has been a bit of a whirlwind for me. I gave up my job as a teaching assistant and designing and making is now my full-time job.

My business name, as I know I've mentioned before, was my mum's name and it was her who taught me to sew. I know if she were here she would be very proud of all I've achieved in the past 18 months.

Family and friends are obviously very happy for me but some people really have the knack of letting you know that they genuinely are.
I had a visit this lunchtime from a lovely friend I used to work with at school. She loves the things I make and has bought numerous things from me in the past. Every time I see her she asks about my business  and always shows an interest and I know she is genuinely happy for me. 
There are times in your life when you really know who your friends are.

If you're reading this Mrs P,  thank you for coming to see me and I'll text you when I've made your case!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


I really must find out how to use a number generator but in the meantime I'll use pen and paper!

All the names go into a gorgeous Pip studio bowl and the first name out is......


The cupcake case is all yours!

Well done you. 

Please can you email me with your address. 

Thank you.

Second name.........

Amanda from Amanda Makes!

Well done to you.
The FAB lolly case is yours!

Please can I have your address too!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break.

I will be back soon with another giveaway so pop back soon!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

We're all going on a summer holiday!

The second in the new range.

What a great day it's been having my daughter here designing and making with me!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway below.

Ice cream man

A sneak peek at the first of a new range of vintage inspired items I'm adding to my notonthehighstreet shop!