Thursday, 4 August 2016

new designs

8 new Christmas designs for 2016 including
"Peace-Dove" "Nutcracker" "Arctic Reindeer" "Mouse/Wish" and "Squirrel/Gift"

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Saturday, 4 June 2016

david austin roses

Roses in the garden...Evelyn, stunning perfume

Tess of the d'Urbevilles and William Morris (generous blooms, strong scented climber)

Rambling Rector, not for the faint-hearted but adored by bees

Monday, 2 May 2016

Little Holland House

Little Holland House Open Day
Home to Frank Dickinson artist, designer and craftsman

Sunday, 28 February 2016


Papery blooms in winter, hellebores from the garden

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Valentines with Liberty

I'm delighted to be returning to
Liberty for another Valentines Day.

Pick one of my handmade cards
and I'll personalise it for you

Your personal messages will be handwritten
and envelopes addressed using a pen dipped in ink

Perfect for sending as a secret Valentine?

I hope to meet you in the Stationery Room
Friday 13th February
12 - 2pm

Please allow time for me to write your messages and ink to dry!

Friday, 30 January 2015

from sketchbooks to handmade cards

I'm often asked about how I design and make my cards.  My sketchbooks are where I develop my ideas.  At the moment I'm developing my watercolour and drawing techniques...little Sailor is a joy to draw!

Here is my illustration of a fox which became "What a Fox" and yes I do embroider all the hearts individually and cut them out by hand!


Sunday, 11 January 2015

Thursday, 1 January 2015


Wake up! It's 2015! 

Wishing you a Happy New Year and every happiness for the year ahead

Monday, 29 December 2014

william morris


"Anarchy & Beauty"
William Morris, featuring his designs, ideas and legacy. 
The self-portrait of a youthful Morris was quite a surprise and I loved this pencil drawing of Jane Morris by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 
Painting, embroidery, printed textiles, books, ceramics and social reform.  
What a circle of artistic friends and influential present day admirers!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

spring in winter

Skye Gyngell's Spring at Somerset House.
Cime de rape with chorizo, mandarin and tarragon.

Saturday, 15 November 2014


Visited the New Craftsmen Gallery, a beautiful space dedicated to promoting and supporting British makers.  There was a pop-up market today with Remodelista London