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Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
I've been making things all my life in some way.....its all I know and all I want to do. You are welcome to follow me on any of the following links...Website, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Simon Costin.

Have been very lucky enough to have my things in and exhibition gift shop at the amazing Simon Costin.
His latest project is a pop up shop of his marvelous 'Museum of British folklore'.
Simon Costin is an internationally respected art director and set designer renowned for the conceptually ambitious nature his editorial and catwalk designs. He has collaborated extensively with Alexander McQueen both on McQueen's own line and Givenchy ready-to-wear and haute couture shows. Costin's client list includes Herm├Ęs, Lanvin, Kim Jones, Maison Martin Margiela, Alice Temperley, Stella McCartney and Luella Bartley. Costin currently works with Gareth Pugh as his set designer and has designed Pugh's last eight shows both in London and Paris. He has been a long-term collaborator with Tim Walker on his fashion shoots. Costin's work has been displayed in many exhibitions, at venues as diverse as a forest in Argyll, the ICA in London and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.So you can imagine that  I nearly fainted when he asked if i would make some things for his gift shop.

Sunday, 13 November 2011


A few new things finished today.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Yellow bird.................

Today a yellow bird........

Friday, 4 November 2011

Night night birdy birdy..........

Have been making lots of the same thing lately which is fine but you do have to break things up a bit otherwise it can make you a little crazy.
Or in my case alot crazy.
I really wanted to do a new collection of dead birds for Halloween but just couldn't get them done.
Have been trying to perfect each little pattern which is tricky. I know that you should follow the bias of fabrics etc but because use I embroidery and old details in the fabric its not always easy, so am at the mercy of what I can cut out of certain pieces. Some days because of this nothing works out other days I can fly through work.
Anyway a new bird from a new pattern with new little feet using new methods.
Have used florists tape on the feet and legs.
Abby Glassenberg does this with her birds feet effortlessley so I owe her the credit for using tape for my birds,her owls are to die for.