You know I’ve mentioned Spoonflower before and I’ve wondered why there isn’t a UK version? Well Janet at had the same thought but then actually went on to do something about it!

She is currently setting up an online fabric printing service where you can upload your design, preview it in different pattern repeats and then get it printed and sent to you without the hassle of customs or transatlantic shipping delays.

To celebrate the imminent launch of the site Janet and her team are looking for a name for the printer. Not only might you end up with 660kg of fabric printing metal magic named after you but you’ll also get a copy of my book Little Sew and Sew. Which is nice. To get inspiration on whether the printer is more of a Helga or a Doris visit Janets blog here, enter the competition here, and find out more about Printmepretty here.

good luck

new books

Just a quick note to say …  Hurrah for all your lovely competition entries. You really are a crafty lot and it seems even when things go wrong you can still laugh about it which is the best way to be! I’m going to have a good read through and announce the winner next Monday.

Ps: did you notice the two new books in the photo above? They are the next two in Quadrille Publishings Simple Makes series: Scissors, Paper, Craft by lil’ old me and Hook, Yarn and Crochet by the very talented Ros Badger. They’re out on the 15th of August and they are awesome!


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I’ve just been at the publishers busy signing copies of my books. We had a nice little production line set up and all was going well until I tried to make conversation and sign at the same time then I ended up writing not my name but whatever it was that I was chatting about. Fool.

Anyway I’ve got two of my books (signed correctly and all the words spelt right) to give away to two lucky people. To be in with a chance of winning follow my blog and post a comment below telling me of either your greatest crafting triumph or failure or just say hello! I’ll pick two winners on the 12th of July. Good Luck

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To see more about the books go here and to read some completely impartial and lovely reviews check out these blogs craftitbakeit and ideasandinspirations

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Felt Sew Good release

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Here is a book. A book called Felt Sew Good. A book I spent many hours last summer creating; dreaming up, making, writing and illustrating the 30 or so projects and it’s finally here and though I do say it myself it’s really rather nice. It looks, feels and smells good too. Above is a little taster of what’s inside and if you head over to Amazon now you can use their nifty ‘look inside’ feature to find out more!

Oh and you know that thing about buses and how you can wait for ages and two come at once? Well, apparently it’s the same for books as here is Felt Sew Goods sister title Little Sew and Sew. Also by me, also rather nice and also available to buy now!

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Over the following weeks there’ll be some free project downloads, some interviews and other exciting things. Cool.