Working with a renowned local artist

I am really enjoying working with renowned local artist Rita Mitchell.

I’m doing some blogging, social media posting and digitally cataloguing her work.

Her paintings are wonderful with a huge body of varied pieces.

I first met Rita on the ABC art trail and was immediately drawn to the way she painted skies. I later learnt about the calendars of Welsh views she produced for many years and later still about her generosity in sharing and supporting. She is a member of Nottingham Society or Artists and sells on Saatchi Art.

Read more about Rita’s work HERE

Images copyright Rita Mitchell Studio

Coming out of baking retirement (temporarily)

I have been busy in my kitchen over the last week – making 400+ gingerbread Christmas trees for concerts, presents and fuddles.

Christmas tree gingerbread

That may seem a lot – but when my baking business, Classy Cupcakes and Posh Patisserie, was in full flow a few years ago this was small fry around this time of the year. It has been fun this year, but I will not be baking professionally again any time soon.

Mind you, I had a great time this September preparing possibly the hardest cake I have ever made for my godson’s wedding. A huge Lego inspired cake! I had to transport it down to Sussex and I remembered that the most stressful time of any bake is the delivery…thankfully this one was OK. Phew!

Lego cake



Working with Living Threads

I am delighted to announce that I will be working closely with the Living Threads Group on their website and social media presence in the New Year.

It will be such a delight to get to know these multi talented artists better and spread the word about their wonderful work.



Abundant musical Christmas stars!

Christmas stars 1

A lovely review this weekend from a customer of my musical Christmas stars via Etsy:

“Thank you so much for the Christmas stars – they are lovely! I’m a flute teacher and I’m going to pop one into a Christmas card for each of my students, so they will be hanging on Christmas trees all around Sheffield!”


Vintage sheet music range expanded for Christmas

We are now shipping our vintage sheet music roses all over the country! You can buy them HERE at our Etsy shop.

In addition, we have developed a range of Christmas goods. Christmas cards and hanging stars.

Also available from the Etsy shop.

Perfect for anyone who loves music!




Haddon Hall doorway

I have just completed my third wet felting embroidery artwork, inspired by the beautiful gardens at Haddon Hall.

This one is a bit more interesting with the addition of some architecture, a theme I am keen to expand upon.


The finished artwork, mounted and framed

I have found a satisfactory way of framing these pictures now, in a box frame, so the viewer can see lots of texture.



The inspirational view at Haddon Hall


Here’s some of the detail: