Pincushions and Mice

I have been working away in my studio during this current period of social distancing due to Covid-19. I’m  sharing a few photos of my current work as I will not be able to attend any shows and events over the next few weeks or even months.  

Wensleydale Sheep

These lovely Wensleydale sheep are now available for sale in my Etsy shop or contact me direct, each sheep costs £30. These cute needle felted sheep are handmade from 100% wool from British sheep, I use Wensleydale curly fleece for the body of the sheep and it also comes with a beautiful hand knitted scarf….

Needle felting courses 2020

This is the latest list of courses Needle Felting Courses 2020   These will be a fun and relaxed workshop for 5-6 participants led by Jude Askey-Brown.   Easter chicks and eggs Tuesday 24th March, 10am-12:30 £25 Saturday 4th April, 10am-12:30 £25 Learn to create some unique Easter gifts and decorations. This workshop is well…

Alpaca Needlefelting course

These are the wonderful creations from a Alpaca needle felting course I ran for Debbie at her home last week. We had a lovely afternoon creating, chatting and drinking tea. We were able to use Alpaca fleece as I have a friend with three beautiful Alpacas, and I was lucky enough to get the fleece…

New Courses 2020

Using an Armature to create a standing dog Session  1 : Tuesday 18th February, 10am-12:30 £25 Session  2: Tuesday 3rd March, 10am-12:30 £25 This course is suitable for those who have some experience of needle felting or have been on one of my previous courses. The course will run over two sessions, the first session…

Christmas Decoration Needle felting Course

Today was the second of my Christmas themed decoration courses. We had a wonderful morning creating Father Christmas’s , Penguins and Christmas trees. Three of the participants were completely new to needle felting and did really well gaining all of the basic skills with some fabulous results. Well done! We enjoyed lots of chat, tea and…

Needle Felted Greeting Card Designs

I have been busy today creating designs for my new series of Dog and Cat cards. They are made from recycled fabrics, fleece and thread, then mounted into a window frame card. It is important to me to use as much recycled materials as possible so the background for most designs are old woolly jumpers or…

St David’s Day Welsh Cakes

Happy St David’s Day! To celebrate I made a delicious batch of Welsh cakes to have with a lovely cup of tea. To make it extra special I knitted a tea cosy and made a few crochet daffodils for the top! Welsh Cakes 200grams self raising flour 200grams caster sugar 200grams Welsh butter 100grams currants…

Bakewell cake

I love Bakewell pudding and as I was brought up near Bakewell in Derbyshire I love anything that reminds me of home. This Bakewell cake is different to the traditional pudding but it has that lovely almond flavour and is delicious with a cup of tea.   Recipe 210g Ground almond 210g Butter 210g Caster…

Cheese, Paprika and Chia seed Scones

Baking day in the Dotty kitchen creating some new ideas for savoury scones for afternoon tea. I took my basic cheese scone recipe and added chia seeds the result is delicious especially warmed with mango chutney! Recipe 225g Self raising Flour pinch of salt 1/2 teaspoon English mustard powder 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 1 tablespoon…

January in the Dotty garden

My New Year resolution is to spend more time in my garden and caravan painting.  I love my garden and  decided to use this as inspiration and  to document the months this year with paintings inspired by the plants, flowers, views with an added vintage feel. Below are my paintings and photos from my garden this month.

Country Living Christmas Fair Review

Hurray, it’s November 9th and I’m off to the  Country Living Christmas Fair. Travelling on the high speed from Ashford with much anticipation, I haven’t been to the show for a few years even though I have had my subscription to CL for more than 10 years! I was met by my friend at St Panaceas and…