Saturday, 26 February 2011

Lot of things I love all rolled into one!

All of this bookbinding workshop stuff has whet my appetite and inspired me to get back to my bookbinding ways. So here is one that took me a good few days. I combined my embroidery work (as the book cover) and some large scale drawings I did at uni. These are the drawings that I never quite knew what to do with, so I found the solution in bookbinding! I also gave hand embroidery a go and stitched my logo into the back of the book. It is already serving me well as my multi purpose notepad/sketchbook.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Workshop Workshop Workshop

This week I did a three day Storytelling workshop with a lovely group of fellow creatives! These pictures are from the third day where I taught the kids the art of bookbinding. As you can see, they really went for it! Some wrote stories, some made diaries, some used stamps, collage, paint and ofcourse their personal favourite glitter! Who doesn't like glitter? The results were amazing and they all did a little performance of their stories at the end of the day. Wonderful!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Pics From The Love Easy Valentine's Craft Fair

Here are a few pictures of my stall at the Craft Guerrilla's Love Easy Valentine's Craft Fair. It was a great effort, with the music and beautiful venue of the William Morris Gallery. There were so many talented crafters at the event, I didn't get to wonder round a see them all unfortunately. Probably a good thing, seeing as all of my earnings would have been spent had I had the opportunity!

Friday, 11 February 2011

*Sneaky Peek*

Here's a little look into some of the things you will be able to find at my stall at the fair later this evening!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

*Feature* Check out Mr X Stitch!

I have been featured in the Cutting (& Stitching) Edge on Mr X Stitch's website! This is a great website that features contemporary embroidery and needlecraft. People tend to assosiate needlecraft with old people and conventional designs. Mr X Stitch shows that needlecraft can be fun, cheeky and edgy. This website is a breath of fresh air! Check it out at

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Craft Guerrilla's Love Easy Valentine's Craft Fair!

I am happy to say that I will be having a stall at Craft Guerrilla's latest event, Love Easy Valentine's Craft Fair. So, if you are looking for a special gift for that special someone or just a little something for yourself, then come along!

Event details:

Friday 11th Febuary 2011, 6-9pm
William Morris Gallery
Forest Rd, Walthamstow E17 4PP
£2 entry-with a free complimentary drink!

For more information visit Craft Guerrilla's blog!

Thursday, 3 February 2011


I love alot of things, and book binding is one of those things! I realised I hadn't made a sketchbook in a long while, so I began to get the itch again. This image is a consequence of that itch! I designed it especially to go on to the cover of my new sketchbook- two birds, one stone baby! I also want to start selling these in my Etsy shop, so watch this space!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

More Oldies!

Yes, yet another old guy. Recognise him from my leather purse creation? He gets around.