Monday, 15 October 2012

(Brand Spanking) New Range

Available to buy at the Southbank Centre shop in London

For more info about the Boost Launch from Confessions of a Design Geek see here ☟

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

You're my cup of tea

I've had such an amazing time during the Boost process and I've learnt such a lot about UK manufacture. It's been a huge learning curve, learning to take a step back and having to rely on others isn't easy when it's your own work involved, I've had to make compromises a few times, which was very hard for me but I've enjoyed every step an am so happy to have been involved.

The launch is on the 10th October, my products will go on sale at the Festival Terrace shop at the Southbank Centre in London, and on their online shop. As well as my book you'll be able to buy tea towels, bags, lampshades, teacups and expresso cups and all will have a flirty phrase printed either on the product itself or on a tag.

Confessions of a Design Geek is Boost's online partner and you can find my interview here as well as the other 5 designers interviews and their mentors.

They are also in partnership with the Observer, here is the article which was out on Sunday

More news:
Stylist Magazine is 3 years old today and they're running a competition for the best front cover. Mine was issue 61 for a feature on crafting your own business. Vote here

Monday, 20 August 2012



I’ve been very busy these last few months working on a collaboration with the Southbank Centre. They’re running a scheme called Boost, in partnership with the Observer and with the support of Cockpit Arts. They’re working with 6 new designers including myself to launch a product or range of products that will be sold in their very cool design shop from October 2012.

I’ve spent the Summer working on an exciting new range, which I hope you’ll love, and working with the experts who have kindly volunteered their time to support the scheme- Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire from MiniModerns, Helen Johannessen of YoYo Ceramics, Rebecca Chitty of Product Of Your Environment, Michelle MasonEllen O’ Hara of Cockpit Arts and several others, which has been great.

Profiles of all the designers, along with our progress and products can soon be found on award winning design blog Confessions of a Design Geek.

I’ll post some photo’s soon and keep you updated with all the news.

I really love this Pet Sounds wallpaper from Mini Moderns ☟

And this cake stand by Michelle Mason makes afternoon tea time extra special ☟

My new website has also been launched, what do you think?

Monday, 14 May 2012

And they called it Poppet love...

If you haven’t already discovered My Poppet for yourselves, then you’re missing out!
A girl after my own heart, craft blogger extraordinaire Cinti talks about all things handmade, she also runs an online shop where you’ll find a treasure trove of handmade and vintage goodies, including her gorgeous make your own vintage bunting kit which was featured in All Sewn Up as an alternative to cutting out your own.
These are a few of my favourite things
Handmade quilt $85 

Now, I’m a vegetarian but even I can’t resist her felt fried egg & bacon play food $12 (even veggies love the smell of bacon!)

She also sells an irresistible collection of vintage fabrics from $5 

Perfect for making many of the projects in All Sewn Up
My Poppet Giveaway!

You’re in for another chance of winning All Sewn Up and a make your own bunting kit from the fabulous My Poppet.
All you need to do is pop over to Cinti’s blog and leave a comment telling her about your proudest crafting moment.
Entries close at 1pm UK time, (10pm melbourne time) 22nd May 2012 and the winner will be announced on My Poppet’s post and notified by email.

Good luck!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Jigsaw Exhibition: Chloe Owens has it...All Sewn Up

What? Chloe Owens has it... All Sewn Up Exhibition
Where? Jigsaw Spitalfields, 11 Lamb Street, Old Spitalfields Market, London, E1 6EA
When? 15th February and will run for a month

If you go down to Jigsaw today, you’re in for a big surprise... Welcome to an enchanted wilderness in the heart of London. Textile artist Chloe Owens has created a strange and colourful world, where fabric animals frolic, sequinned birds sing and even the landscape is made up of groovy 1960's prints.Now spring has sprung, and her creations have emerged from hibernation and are blinking in the sunlight! Hand-stitched owls stir in the branches, colourful cotton butterflies flutter their wings and plump cushions pop up in clusters.Chloe hoards salvaged vintage fabrics and combines them with contemporary prints to create something totally new, as she 'draws' delicate stitched designs on appliqued work using her trusty sewing machine. A fascination with nature is apparent – leaves and flowers are recurring themes, and animals peep from every corner.Chloe has turned her hand to greetings cards, a menagerie of soft toys, bespoke canvasses and comfy cushions. The result is a multifaceted tactile feast! All Chloe’s pieces are bespoke originals and make wonderful gifts, whether it’s a cushion for a cousin, a toy for a tot or a bib for a baby. Chloe’s animal chums have taken up residence in Jigsaw, so come down and do some wildlife spotting this spring! If you’re inspired to create your own homespun chums, Chloe shows you how in her new book. Let 2012 be the year you get really creative! Whether you’re a newcomer to the world of craft or a seasoned stitcher of seams, All Sewn Up will inspire you to create your own fabric menagerie to cherish for years to come. Use her knowledge and add a dash of your own creativity, and breathe new life into your home!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Stylist Magazine Scoop Story

Stylist Magazine were so excited by me getting a publishing deal after being commissioned by them to design their Craft Your Own Business Cover they asked if they could feature it in a scoop story!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Mollie Makes Loves...

... All Sewn Up!

Mollie Makes suggests a selection of stitchy books to get giddy over this February...

Issue 9 out thursday 19th January