Wednesday, 30 November 2016


Off to Falkland today to the craft fair, I'm there this week and next.

We are in this building, the town hall, it features in Outlander, a good opportunity to see inside especially upstairs.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Central Fife Open Studios

I'm delighted to announce that I will be part of the Central Fife Open Studios this year, Venue 2,
8 Edison House, Glenrothes KY7 5QR. At the corner along from Lidl, car park backs on to Spittals building (hope that helps).
Plenty of parking, tea, coffee & loos...always useful! Of course lots of stitched textiles, sketchbooks and cards as well. 
Hope you can make it, I'm really looking forward meeting everyone.
I will post some more photos later.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Edge - textile artists Scotland latest exhibition

I am delighted to announce that I've had a few pieces selected for this exciting exhibition which starts tomorrow 2nd July  2016 at 12 noon.

You can get a couple of buses 26 & 44, think they are from York Place just down from the bus station. Get off the stop after Meadow Bank. Hope lots of people will come as it is a really big exhibition and well worth the effort, lots of fabulous things to see. My pieces are displayed in Gallery 2, I'll show some pictures in another post later. Hope you can make it. :-)x

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Game of Thrones...

As promised if a bit are a few close up images of my bird. Well, to be completely honest, I didn't design it but I did have free reign with the stitches and the colours from the threads they supplied... I still call it "my bird" all the same. I'm sure that'll be ok or at least I hope it will be...!
It is situated above the White Walker's head on The Hardhome Embroidery, named after the huge battle from series 5 of Game of Thrones.

 I've really been a bit slack on the blogging front, I completely missed the post I should have done about the Knitting and stitching Show which came to Edinburgh at the end of April. I fair enjoyed it by the way, managed to find lots of things to buy, mostly stuff I had to have but didn't really need...familiar?
Anyway, what I should have said was that I had a piece of work selected to be on show at the Edge - textile artists scotland stand. I was delighted that it was chosen for the exhibition and have had lots of lovely comments about it.
Here are a few images.

I'm only showing a little at the moment as it is destined to go on to the Edge exhibition in Edinburgh, a must see if you are interested in textiles, even if you're not it'll be a great exhibition.
I'll give more details later but it's on at 
Edinburgh Palette, St Margaret's House, London Road 
from Saturday 2nd July to Saturday 23rd July.
Bye for now.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Game of Thrones embroidery

Check out more images on the Embroiderers' Guild website

The impressive White Walker from Game of Thrones. 

I am incredibly lucky to have my embroidered piece positioned directly above his head.
My one is the flying bird.
More info later!

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Craft Fair

Falkland Palace Enchanted Palace event this weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday sadly the link shows that it's sold out but you can still access the craft fair and Santa's Grotto on the day. Parking may prove to be challenging but I'm sure it'll all work out.
This is a view of my stall from the late night shopping events at Falkland, sorry I forgot to post about them.
Pop along if you can manage.

Thursday, 6 August 2015


Pittenweem Arts Festival well and truly up and running!

I've had a bit of problem with uploading some of my photos but have it all sorted out now so here's some of the work that I have in Funky Scottish on the High Street, Pittenweem.

Some of my usual little heart brooches which I really enjoy making above, below is how I've packaged them this year. 

I've made these stitched fabric flowers for a number of years now, they always change a bit with each batch. This year I have changed the machining within the petal area and decided to mount some of them on tartan paper. I'm pretty happy with how they look and are perfect for sale in Funky Scottish!

These ones are new this year, I've started writing words on some of my pieces and thought it was a good idea to try and use that technique on cards. On these ones I've free machined the words onto the lace at the very end so if I get it wrong I've jiggered the heart. I usually write out the words several times on paper before I tackle machining them, that usually works. 

New brooches with some of my "word" machining, forgot to photograph them before I packaged them. Guilty as charged, I really don't have an excuse as I've been taking more and more pictures on my phone these days so it should be easy to record as I go along. Note to self take pictures all the time, at every stage! 

Yes you've guessed it, packaged!
 A couple of my wee bird brooches in the corner, I've not made them for a while so it was nice to revisit them again.

These are a couple of new ideas, more mixed media than normally. I have been doing a fair bit of mixed media work lately so you may see  more of this type of work here soon. 

These are more like my usual work that I make for selling, some landscape poppy pictures and an abstract plant one. 

That's all for now, Pittenweem Festival ends on Sunday so only a few more days to visit if you're in the area certainly worth a visit.
Bye for now.