Tuesday, 4 August 2009


Been working on lots of new patterns recently, and having fun with embroidery. I have a really inspiring book called The Art of Embroidery by Francoise Tellier-Loumagne. (Thames and Hudson) It is making me want to do more and also making me feel inadequate in the face of such brilliance!

Shop Windows, Hay-on-Wye

I love shop windows, and there are some very pretty ones in Hay.

London Inspiration

The Tea rooms in Liberty

Perfume bottles in the window of Penhaligans

Macaroons in the Burlington arcade.

Royal Academy - Summer Exhibition

Recently I went to London to visit my brother and family. This is always a real treat for me as I get to spend time with my family and visit lots of nice things in London. I used to visit the Summer Exhibition every year when I lived in London, but haven't been for ages.

I really enjoyed it this time, as usual there is always a mixture of awful and lovely stuff, but it was really great to see so much art al together and the best bit for me was the architecture section, which was brilliant.

I took Lotte with me and got some funny looks when taking her picture, but I thought "Who cares, nobody knows me, and even if they do I really am not bothered!"

Sewing Commission

This was the beginning of a commission for a lovely customer of mine, who has been supporting my shop since we started. I like to document some of the fabrics and patterns I use, as sometimes I have too many ideas and they get forgotten about.