Photo shoot…

Having not posted for months now I am posting every day, although so far only two days running… One of my tennis buddies, Eben, is training to be a stills photographer. Why can’t i just say photographer I hear you wail. This is because Eben has already made loads of moving picture movies so…. it …

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Re-use, Re-cycle, Repeat

So for the last few months I have been helping Suzi out who runs a shop called Repeat Living in Lymington. Spending the day manning the fort as it were. At first I thought it was actually out of my comfort zone. I am not very good at selling face to face but I found …

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The Off Cuts Edit

I have now made a few bags from the boat cushion vinyl that I gleaned from a local marine upholsterer in Ringwood. It’s really great fabric. Not too awkward to sew and the colours are strong and lovely…(white, navy blue and red and also black) I am trialing it out a little bit because I …

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Christmas Markets 2023

So this year I rather flippantly agreed to three Christmas events. It all seemed like a smashing idea at the time. Haha….back in the late summer when it felt like I had all the time in the world to prepare. In fact, I should have started prepping in January. To save all this stress and …

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Recycled materials

Recycled Materials While I am striving to sell my bags, because hey I need to make a living too, I always have at the back of my mind the need to be a responsible maker. I try my very best to choose the right fabric. This means considering the manufacturing methods, the chemicals used, the …

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New Tote Bag

New Tote Bag Hello and welcome to my first blog! I keep starting this and then having to do something, like tend to kid’s woes or the dog whining or the cat needing yet more food…so this keeps being re-written and amended. Today it’s all about the tote. I haven’t made that many totes to …

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