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 Sale...as 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

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

 Hello ...
me again.
Very happy to say that I have a brand new website.  Really very happy, as I think my new web site encapsulates everything I want to say in design and colour.   My brand as such.
Created for me by the amazing Artwork by Angie ... she is a diamond.

Here is the link, if you fancy a peek hensteethart

Thank you for visiting and all the very kind comments.

I will leave you this evening with pics of my latest work...little watercolours on air dried clay.
Mounted on book jackets.  
Thanks for stopping by. X

Monday, 6 July 2015


I hope all is well with you and yours.

A few snaps of our jollies in Norfolk a few weeks ago.

Billy and I visit 'Wind in the Willows' a Shepherd's Hut on the grounds of the 
self catering cottage, where we stayed.

We walked to this sad old drainage mill from Horsey on The Broads.

Bill having the time of his life at Cart Gap beach.

 And the sun put his hat on for us too.
 An ice cream at Wells Next the Sea.
 Horsey Windpump :)
 Beautiful Norwich.
 Bill pooped.
 He makes my heart beat faster every time I look at him.
 Billy and I enjoying the view from the Shepherd's Hut,

 Thanks for stopping by X

Thursday, 11 June 2015


it seems strange not to get the needle and embroidery thread out, but I have really enjoyed painting flowers and Bees on these bags, made with antique French linen, 
a beautifully rustic, textured surface for the paint.

Thanks for stopping by x