To celebrate the release of my new book Fresh Prints I am giving away a signed copy to one lucky recipient. To be in with a chance of winning simply visit my new facebook page by clicking here and clicking on ‘like’ within the page. (if you really do like please also share the page with your friends). I’ll be picking a winner next Thursday.
For more information on the book click here.




There’s been another book project I’ve been beavering away at over the last year and yesterday saw the launch of the second Liberty sewing book which I was honoured to work on with the hugely talented Lucinda Ganderton. We had a wonderful day coming up with project ideas, choosing Liberty fabrics from the massive swatch books and  fighting over who wanted to make what. Lucinda created the beautiful quilts while I got obsessed with Libby and her amazing ra-ra dress (I couldn’t stop adding frills!)

chevron quiltlibby doll

Some of the projects in the book require little or no sewing and are great for using up odd scraps of fabric (Liberty or otherwise). The Guardian online have posted this extract from the book on how to make these fabric covered letters.

Liberty letters 2

Guardian webpage

click on image to get instructions


and this is what it looks like in the book

Comments sections on these things always make for good reading and the ones on this page are pretty varied! Can I just say that the image in step 9 on the website is the right way round … There shouldn’t be an image with step 1 which has probably confused icklewickle  … We’re hoping they’re going to fix this but refer to the book image above if you get confused. Ta.

(The Liberty Book of Simple Sewing. Photography by Kristin Perers, styled by Twig Hutchinson. RRP £20 buy it here)


Congratulations Kimmy from Making Mondays you have been chosen as the lucky recipient of a signed copy of Scissors, Paper, Craft. Email me your address using the form in the about section of the blog and I’ll get one over to you quick smart. (In response to your comment; my gifts aren’t usually that well wrapped … I’m always wrapping them as I run out the door to see the recipient! I love a bit of brown paper and loads of Washi Tape though.)

Thank you for your book suggestions, I think I’d like to write a book on them all, though maybe I’ll need to get my nephews involved on the Hama Beads projects as they love them and probably the whole family would have to lend a hand if I tried quilting!

printing playing

Excited to see a few suggestions for printing and print techniques as that’s what I’ve been working on at the moment. The book’s going to be coming out next spring along with one on knitting. I’ve been busy messing around with inks and rollers and foam and potato mashers coming up with exciting projects and techniques that I hope you’ll like.


Hullo. So next Thursday my next book from the Simple Makes range by Quadrille Craft is hitting the shops (YAY). I think this one is my favourite yet. I love working with paper as it’s so versatile. You don’t need many resources and materials to create something brilliant! Like maybe this mirror made from simple brown paper …


Project from Scissors, Paper, Craft

or these Pigeon Post organisers who will look cute on your office wall and keep your important notes safe tucked under their wings.


Project from Scissors, Paper, Craft

One of the first projects I did for the book were these simple paper animals, inspired by my holidays in Colorado at the amazing Zapata Ranch.


To celebrate the launch of the book I’ve taken the Momma Deer shown here and made her into a special edition free printable AND the star of her own ‘making of’ video!

To download and make your own click here


And watch the ‘how to’ video below…



For more information on the book and a look inside click here.