Creative, inexpensive solutions

I’m very pleased to have created new bespoke sofa covers last weekend, allowing two old leather sofas to live on for a few extra years.

At the same time, I did a rather nice treatment to our front windows using window film.

The whole spruce up cost less than £60 for 4 windows and 2 sofas!

Creating a website for Susanne SV Jewellery

I have just created an extensive website shop for Susanne’s beautiful semi precious stone and lava jewellery.

More than 60 gorgeous products available to buy online. Have a look – you’ll love it! 

Susanne said of our work together:

Working with Karen on my on-line shop was a real pleasure from the start till the last appointment. Karen is a very creative, accurate person, well organised and very up to date. Communication between us was excellent.
I am extremely happy with the result, it looks very inviting and easy to navigate.
Great tips at the end from Karen and I am sure we stay in touch for updates etc.
Thank you so much, Karen! 
It was a pleasure, Susanne! x


Attenborough wild flower textures

I was walking at the local Attenborough Nature Reserve recently and the beauty of these wild flowers enticed me all along the trail.

The textures, the colours – how inspiring!

My fingers are twitching to get going with my felting and embroidery again after a few weeks off.

Complex quilting, courtesy of Living Threads

I learnt an amazing new technique in just a few hours at another hugely enjoyable Living Threads workshop recently.

New York Beauties (names after the spikes on the Statue of Liberty) has allowed me to make a super stylish cushion as a gift.

I highly recommend Living Threads workshops, they offer a large range, taught at Risley, with brilliant tutors.



Picture at an exhibition – update

As you may remember from a previous post, my massive applique work ‘Lace Market’ was accepted for the University Summer Exhibition and was on display for 3 weeks in July.

Even more exciting news – it sold! On the second day!!

Thank you so much to the mystery buyer from Mapperley. You have boosted my confidence enormously.

I hope you enjoy this work, which was made with great care and affection.

Now…on to the next project!

Djanogly picture 2


Bright and breezy wedding cakes

I made these vanilla and lemon cupcakes for a dear friend and her new husband for their wedding.

The top tier is a Madiera cake, the flavour her Grandma always liked to bake.

More details about my cake baking at


Creativity Online update

I’ve given my website a little tidy up – there are now easier links to my textile art, paper craft, cake and marketing activities.

This new front page image brings all my creative ventures together.

My Etsy shops Paper Roses Shop and Felted Embroidered Art have both been updated with new products.

Do pop by and check it out when you have a moment!