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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Monday, 28 January 2013


Ive been lucky enough to be interviewed for the new issues of Selvedge Magazine issue 50.
If you know of the magazine then you will understand why I'm so utterly thrilled.

Monday, 21 January 2013


My Etsy shop re-opens tomorrow at 7.30pm UK time.
Ive been stitching away with some new things...
Sleeping Foxes and Hares under cloaks and some under masks of flowers...waiting for Spring.

Friday, 18 January 2013


Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who left the sweetest comments on my post about my cat Vivienne.
Its was very touching and really appreciated.
Thank you.

OK back to work stuff.....

I have a new face book 'page' so here's a link please 'like' if you want more images and stories about my cats!


Thursday, 17 January 2013


Well I didn't tell anyone at the time but its a year ago today that my little cat Vivienne died.
She was the most human of cats and slept in a tiny suitcase on my desk.
I know this is a sad post but I just wanted Vivienne to be remembered and there is something permanent about putting something on the Internet...

Most cats are 'cat' cats but every now and then you get a cat that is like a human....if you have a cat like this then you will know what I mean.

Burying Vivienne was the saddest thing I have ever experienced.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


Here's a few shots of my workroom and a large hare Ive almost finished working on....
The Hare ultimately is staying with me but will be going on a few journeys around Easter....
Hes been the biggest and probably the most challenging soft sculpture I have made so far. He really is very large and very heavy...I don't think I could make anything much bigger than this..!!
In the image are a few of the other large pieces Ive done a swan and a spider,I love to make things really big and playing with scale.
The Hare has a small cupboard set in his chest which I think will be holding a small fake nest with an egg...I just have to finish the catch on the door and then he will be all done..
Hes filled solidly with stuffing so you can imagine how long this took me and how heavy he is,hes covered in snipped rags and finished with tea stains,acyclic washes and tons of hand stitched details.

Friday, 4 January 2013


Selvedge is creating a 'pop-up' shop at The Gallery at Anthropologie on London's Kings Road.
Join us for our 'Make a Date' launch party with Mister Finch on the 14th February, 6-8pm, rsvp selvedge@anthropologie.eu Selvedge at The Gallery at Anthropologie, 14 February-2 April, 131-141 King's Road, SW3 4PW,

You have no idea how excited I am!!

Cats in Boxes......

I know I should be writing something really creative about last year and all the things that I'm looking forward to this year.......When the truth is...

1. I'm finding it hard to start any sort of diet when I keep finding 'selection box's all over the house.
2.  I officially went back to work (sewing) yesterday and have no attention span...other than animals doing funny things on You tube.
3. Sid and Nancy now 'live' in boxes on my worktable....and have left no room for me...