Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Head over to the Toile Together blog to see what me and my fellow bloggers have been up to.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Toile Together

Delighted to share with you that I will taking part in a collaborative blog with fellow stitchers Andrea Bonnell, Jennifer Babey and Afua Boadu. We will be sharing images and updates about our work to inspire and encourage each other and our readers. Visit here:

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Finally my crochet bag is complete!

 photography by Sam Budgen 2015

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

'Grandma Squares'

Crochet squares bag coming along nicely....

crochet and photography by Sam Budgen 2015

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

'Grandma Squares'

I've been working on a design for a bag using crochet granny squares with odd balls of yarn - alot of chunky wool that I find too difficult to knit with. Just completed the first half, hope to share the results when it's done. 

Harris had a go at a few stitches (slightly larger, but very neat, as you can see), he did very well for his first go. Maybe I'll get him to crochet the other half!

crochet and photography by Sam Budgen 2015

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Just about settled into my new studio space. And I'm pretty pleased with it, especially the curtains, made from vintage embroidered tray cloths and napkins. Here's a peek....

photos by Sam Budgen

Saturday, 27 September 2014

New collection of handmade fascinators

 photography by Sam Budgen

Each fascinator is one of a kind, handmade using reclaimed vintage fabrics and beautiful vintage fake flowers. Available now at :

Friday, 4 July 2014

Bags for my knitting

I've been quite frustrated carrying around plastic carrier bags of unfinished knitting projects, (not only because they are unfinished) but the bags themselves look shabby and unappealing, so I thought I should make myself (and others) a proper knitting bag. Whilst working on some designs, I came across a couple of old blankets made from lovely welsh wool that belonged to my Gran, and thought they'd be perfect.

Both bags are adapted patterns and have handles made from secondhand belts. The smaller bag (in front) has a pearl button fastening and binding around the top to match the lining. The larger bag has a zip fastening and pretty floral cotton lining, ideal for carrying all my yarns. I'll be working on a few more ideas before I make a batch of these, so stay tuned.

photography by Sam Budgen 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Just a few things I've been working on....

A summer dress for a friend, made in fabric she was given, with trim cut from an old skirt, and design adapted from a vintage late 1950s/early 1960s sewing pattern.

Have a few other projects on the go which I will post up soon, as well as a few more photos of the dress being modelled.

Friday, 2 May 2014

A little update

Here's Ruth modelling an outfit from my new collection, as featured in the fashion show. Machine knitted wrap-over skirt with front ribbon tie in charity shop bought yarn (think it's cotton) and sleeveless jersey top made from vintage cotton t-shirts. Both are one-off pieces, but I am working on reproducing them in different reclaimed yarns and fabrics so stay tuned for more!

photography by Sam Budgen 2014