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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Thinking of Christmas yet?

Free pattern up on the Laughing Hens website today, click here to download pattern:

Friday, 28 October 2011

My Mother Stole My Artichoke

This is so typical! I have spent months growing 6 artichoke plants in my front garden and only one artichoke grew. I have been watching it grow daily and was about to pick and cook it this weekend. I had a lovely recipe ready to show it how much I appreciated it. Then my mother comes along and stole it - without telling me! She just snapped it off and walked out with it!

RIP my artichoke....

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Lovely recipes

Want to see some delicious recipes from  my book Sweet Temptation:

Free Quilt Pattern

I've just made a beautiful quilt out of fat quarters with the Laughing Hens fabrics. I wanted to see how easy it was and also to make something with big blocks rather than small ones, which is what I tend to do. The result is stunning. The fabrics are so beautiful. I have this pattern on a pdf if anyone would like it. Please email me on or it will be on the Laughing Hens website later today and you'll be able to download it from there and buy the fabrics I used.

Monday, 24 October 2011


I'm having an Open Afternoon on Saturday 12th November from 1.30pm to 4.30pm

This is a great opportunity to pop along and buy the fabrics that are now for sale on the Laughing Hens website.

There are Rowan Fabrics, Bluehill Feedsacks and a 30s retro range: Antique Treasures. There are florals, dots, abstracts and all sorts!

I really hope you can come, please could you rsvp and let me know if you're thinking of coming:

Saturday, 22 October 2011


Just finished loading the fabrics onto the Laughing Hens website:

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Outsider Art

Getting introduced to Outside Art through my daughter who is studying it at university. This image is by Ian Pyper and I just thought how great this would be on fabric.


Mini Moderns Wallpapers

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Review Super Scary Crochet

Inside Crochet this month have a review and a free pattern from Super Scary Crochet:

Friday, 14 October 2011

Free Shawl Pattern

On the Laughing Hens website it has a nice big sticker on this pic saying 'Free'.

This is my daughter Camilla modelling this gorgeous shawl. Nice to know she is 'free'.

She's not really, but the pattern for this shawl is.... click here: Bluefaced Lace Shawl

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Free Cushion Knitting Pattern

This was published quite a while ago now in Prima magazine. It's one of my designs and originally published in Pretty Knits. Thought I'd share it with you.