Sunday, 18 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! I've been really busy at fairs etc & now am looking forward to doing some new designs that have been in my head for ages! This is a design I've just finished called 'winter bouquet' which was inspired by my daughter Alie - who is training to be a florist. She suggested that I just did a spray of winter blooms & I'm really pleased with how its turned out.

I love this photo which was taken when I was about 2 years old. I'm the one with the dark curly hair. If you look hard you can see the 1950s Eames print on the curtains & the EAT ME dates in the bowl!

Am very much looking forward to spending this christmas with our lovely new granddaughter Delilah!
Have a joyful & peaceful christmas, love Sharon x

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas is coming...

I've been busy doing christmas designs lately - here are a few for you to look at! The red dove picture was inspired by a previous picture I had done which has now been bought by Woodmansterne cards. They've also bought my picture of Diesel the dog - I'm thrilled about this as Woodmansterne are my favourite card company! - These will be for christmas 2012.

This is Georgina's other dog - Roxy, having a jolly sleigh ride.

... the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

New website!

I am very excited to say that my daughter Georgia & son-in-law Ian have built me a wonderful new website - please take a look!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Open house....

I will be doing another open house on saturday 5th of November just in time to start getting in the mood for christmas! There will be a big selection of christmas cards, pictures & other gifts so please come along for a browse or just for a cosy cup of tea & yummy piece of cake! Please e-mail/ message me for me more details - be lovely to see you there x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Christmas Workshops!

Just to let you all know of my last workshops of the year! 1st November will be a Folkart workshop making beautiful textile Christmas cards.......and on the 29th November will be a Christmas workshop with Helena, more details to come! Both are in Writtle as usual, please email/message/tweet me for more details!x

Friday, 30 September 2011

New Arrivals...

Happy weekend everyone! I'm feeling very excited about the arrival of my first grandchild later on this month & this has inspired a few baby themed designs - hope you enjoy!

Sunday, 11 September 2011

looking towards christmas...

I know it seems early but I've started doing some new designs looking towards christmas! I have a lovely book called 'All Wrapped Up' - which is a collection of brilliant retro wrapping papers which inspired the festive candle picture.
The last two designs are variations of my 9 patch pictures, 1 with an Irish theme & the other very typically American folk art.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Riot Raffle

Just a quick post to let you all know that I have donated a prize to the Riot Raffle - a raffle devised by Zoe Grant to raise money for small businesses who were affected by the recent riots. Lots of other lovely designer/makers have donated prizes, is such a great way to help those affected. To buy a ticket go to:

Latest designs...

Hello, hope everyone has been enjoying the summer - it's been lovely but I am longing for some autumn days now & I know most people won't agree with me but I loved the rain the other day - it made me want to dance in it! This first picture is one I did quite a while ago but forgot to put on here - it's called 'special gifts' & I'm particularly fond of the flowers - I may do a similar picture of just the flowers...

... more luscious pears!

Just some thoughts of summer put into one picture! - 'summer breeze'

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Open Day - Thank you!

Just a quick post to say thank you to everyone who came to my open day today. Thought I'd share with you some photos I took of the day (our house doesn't generally look so tidy!)

Love the vintage paper cups I got from a charity shop a long time ago.

I baked some cakes.............Alie made the cupcakes.....

Some pictures for sale...

My cards, badges and mirrors and Georgia's...

Thrilled with my new festival of Britain 'Mini Moderns' wallpaper.

My daughter Alie.

Son in law Ian

And Georgia + bump (my first granchild!).

Thanks again to everyone that came. xxx

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Open day...

I'm having an open day at my house next weekend where I will be selling pictures, cards & other bits & pieces. All are welcome & please feel free to come just for drinks & cakes if you like! If you would like to come please e-mail at & I will forward you on all the details. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Folksy flowers & apples!

I did a workshop last week in which we looked at working on a black background - theses were my demonstration pictures. I must admit I'm really pleased with them as I love anything with an alpine/Bavarian look to it.

This is a special one for Rebeka from the lovely website. You know I love pears but I have an equal obsession with all things apple!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

It's been a while...!

I'm so sorry I haven't blogged for ages - I don't really know where the time has gone! I have been busy making some new designs though & a real selection of different themes - this first one is very 1960s inspired & optimisic! I carried on the yellow theme with my new baby design - I think the summer days have affected my colour palette! Hope you enjoy...

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Royal Wedding...

I have been making these union -jack pictures with the Royal Wedding in mind using lovely faded, worn materials & floral prints! They're quite addictive to make - once I started one, I just wanted to move onto another! I actually started making them for a street party we are having at work which should be fun!- Enjoy the bank holiday whatever you're doing!

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone is having a lovely relaxing break this weekend - I know I am! Here's a picture I made entitled 'Happy Easter'.

I have to say that I'm loving the springtime & seeing everything blossoming - so inspirational - here is another latest design of mine of an apple.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy mother's day everyone! - I've had a great day & received a lovely present from my two wonderful daughters - an illustration by Emmeline Pidgen of a mother & red-haired daughter tangled up in their knitting with their cat - a very appropriate image! Take a look at her blog here - - I love it!
Here are a few new designs I've been working on - enjoy!