Monday, 21 September 2015

just back from a week's holiday.   
A really good 'switch off', swimming in warm, clear sea, drinking Sangria and eating Paella.   Lovely.
Anyway, I just wanted to show you some of the Butterfly Brooches and Pendants I stitched whilst away.   
Details in my Etsy Shop ...

Thanks for stopping by. X

Friday, 4 September 2015


thank you for your kind comments left on previous posts.  Each comment very much appreciated.
You may remember my screen printed assorted fabrics in packs of ten... for all kind of craft projects.
I am very happy to say that I now have 14 different designs, digitally printed onto gorgeous white 100% cotton available in my Etsy shop.    Sold in a length, as above, with the 14 designs side by side.
Washable ... so suitable for embroidery, patchwork and paint craft projects.


I have been very happily working on these 1" wide, long, adjustable bracelets, with a nod to the past.
Simple, folk style stitching with all vintage materials.  Very happy with how they have come together.

Well, that's me for today.

Thanks for stopping by XXX

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

a few of latest makes to 'show and tell'.
Trying to capture the essence of Summer in these small embroideries.   
Flowers and buzzing Bees.
All vintage materials used and wording from a Gardening Book.  

 Brooches ... appliqu├ęd and hand embroidered.  
 Pendants too.

If you would like more details ... the pictures are available in my madebyhandonline
brooches and pendants in my Etsy shop and soon there may be an Hen's Teeth Art 'Amazon Handmade' Shop too.

Thank you for stopping by. x

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

I hope all is well with you and yours.
Just a quick post, as always...
As you can see I have been making bags.   I delivered a Workshop at the wonderful Hope & Elvis Studios in Nottinghamshire last Saturday and wanted a few examples of my ideas for embellishing  bags.   
They have now been popped into Etsyland.
I also have quite a few other pieces reduced in price...a end of Summer/pay day I want to restock my Shop with new designs soon.
If you are interested in Workshops and Fairs I will be delivering and attending, please see the link above and in the sidebar for dates and venues.
Thank you m'dears for stopping by X

Saturday, 1 August 2015

thank you for your comments, always very much appreciated.
A few makes to show you from the last week or two.
Vintage Pastilles tin. 
Inside holds a handmade 'Blackbird' and embroidered patchwork and paper ephemera.

I have enjoyed experimenting with drawing/painting on fabric and here is the result.
All washable Bracelets, with vintage and new fabrics and handmade lace applied.

Which led onto Bird brooches and bracelet.

Which in turn led to these brooches.
Even though positivity is the way to go, sometimes you just have an off day.

For more details of these pieces, please pop by my Etsy shop.
Thanks for stopping by. X

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

back in May this year I was approached by 'Little Thing' Magazine to send lots and lots of images for a feature in their Summer issue and I am very happy to say that I have been published in this gorgeous Chinese Magazine, which is chock full of fabulous contemporary illustration, fashion features and European craft.   Web site here and Facebook page here ... if you fancy a look.

Thanks for stopping by X

Thursday, 9 July 2015

 Hello ...

two little works to show you.
'Love is like a Butterfly' and 'Peggy Sparrow'...
both works mounted on book covers.

Thank you for your kind comments with regard to my new website.
Thanks for stopping by x