Monday, 28 January 2013

Sweetheart Pin Cushion

My new block printed Sweetheart Pin Cushion!

A mini history: 'Sweetheart' pin cushions were made in the First World War, often by convalescing and disabled soldiers as well as civilians to be given to their loved one. Many were given to sailors by their sweethearts to remind them of their loved one on their long voyages at sea. They were covered in beads, ribbons, lace and fabric badges of the persons battalion, or sometimes a poem.

I've produced a modern day sweetheart pin cushion for you to give to your loved ones.  I've even left a small circle on the back for you to sew in your loved ones initials. What better way of saying 'I Love You' this Valentines Day. But a 'Sweetheart' pin cushion is not just for Valentines Day. Why not, in the tradition of the 'Sweetheart' pin cushion, give it to a loved one before they embark on a long journey, or for an Anniversary?

Each cushion has been hand block printed with a 3 colour front design and 1 colour back design, and then sewn together and stuffed. Each one, a little unique.

Friday, 18 January 2013

New and old mushy stuff!

Valentines Day is once more creeping up and I am currently working on a piece that is in the spirit of all that is mushy and romantic (See above). Fingers crossed is will be completed before the big day! I have also popped some of my old valentines day card designs back into my online shop.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

New Print - Now Available Online

Happy New Year all! I hope you all had wonderful Christmas's and New Year celebrations.

At the end of last year I showed you my new 'Kilburn' print, and as promised, it is now for sale in my online shop. It is also available to buy from the Zillah Bell Gallery, in Thirsk, North Yorkshire.