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I’m going to be on the telly!

I am thrilled, delighted and very excited to, at last, go public that I will be a finalist on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas TV show on the 20th of... Read More


Hanley Farm & me

For those of you who don’t know, I am situated in the business centre on the site of Hanley Farm, a picturesque farm shop at Tidenham, just on the Forest... Read More


Wild Beasts

‘Creativity takes courage’, and nobody knows this more than the person who said it, the French artist Henri Matisse. Read More


Easter Trees

Many years ago at Easter time, I visited Taurus Crafts, a local attraction here in the Forest of Dean and I remember I was really taken by their display in... Read More


Pointillism and Mosaic

I’ve just returned from a fabulous short break to Dublin – my first trip to the Emerald Isle. Read More


Why I think mosaic is the best!

For those of you who don’t know my background, I gained a BA honours degree in constructed textiles and then, from 1995 to 1996, I trained as a secondary school... Read More


Selling my Wares

The aim of my studio at Hanley Farm Business Centre, is to provide a hub of creativity and to inspire the participants on my classes – so naturally there are... Read More


My husband is not a business coach

I love my husband dearly. We have been together for twenty three years and married for eighteen. Read More


Arty Parties

Parties are not just for kids and they are not just for birthdays either. Read More


Family time. Do something different

Like many people at this time of year, we had family come to visit over the Christmas period. Read More