Hoorah!! These Fellows are Finally on the Website


Oh my goodness, it seems to have taken me an age but I have finally popped these Staffordshire cushions on the website and I will take some to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate next week …..hopefully I have made enough as they seem very popular!

I first started making these after finding a little Victorian ceramic Staffordshire figure of a dalmatian tucked away at the back of a cupboard in my parents’ house. The thought of a big, embroidered cushion version sitting on the sofa, looking at its muse sitting on the mantelpiece, rather tickled my fancy. He is a little damaged on the base but I don’t think that detracts from his charm.


I have now designed quite a family of cats and dogs as well as a rabbit which is currently sitting on my painting easel waiting to be transferred to fabric. They are all designed so the fabric may simply be stitched up as a cushion or there is sufficient thread in the kit to embroider the entire design – it really depends on what appeals.

Hope you like these little fellows!



Crochet Cushions

I have become quite hooked on crochet. It was something I only started last year after watching a YouTube ‘how to’ video and since then I have loved trying to twist the yarn into the shapes I imagine.

This new cushion works well to combine my cross stitch designs and crochet. Double crochet in spirals working with two yarns gives a fantastic intarsia effect AND you don’t have to sew in any loose ends. There is quite a lot of twisting when changing colours but I have discovered that popping each yarn into a separate drawstring bag means  you don’t end up with a great tangle of threads.

The yarn is a beautiful silky cotton – Ultra Prima by Cascade
It comes in a range of the most beautiful colours and crochets into a really sturdy textile perfect for cushions and bags that have to stand up to the rigours of family life.

I had better get my fingers twisting that yarn to get the patterns ready!

Fern Cushion