portrait of the artist as a young mouse

modflowers: a portrait of the artist

It’s funny how inspiration strikes. I mentioned in my last post how last Saturday I’d spent the day at Hope and Elvis, learning to make little shoes with artist Serena Partridge. Well, when I was there I purchased a little something from … Continue reading

shoe fetish

shoe fetish: Serena Partridge workshop - modflowers

Well, it’s been a little while since I pitched up here, hasn’t it? You know how it is… one minute you’re deciding to take a little mini-break from blogging, the next you’re looking at your blog and wondering how on earth … Continue reading

change of mood

modflowers: change of mood - grumpy lion brooches

I am deep in craft fair preparation mode at the moment. This is usual for the time of year. For the past four years I have had a stall at The Secret Garden Craft Fair, part of Sherwood Art Week, … Continue reading

pining for pincushions

modflowers: pincushion by Deborah Fisher

Sewing requires equipment. The basics, like scissors, needles and thread and a sewing machine, are essential. There is also, of course, the ever-present temptation to spend every last penny on fabric. But then there are all the other bits of kit that, whilst … Continue reading

the thrill of the make

modflowers: Liberty dolls

People often talk about the thrill of the chase. But for me, it’s all about the thrill of the make. When it all comes together, making is the best thing in the world. I’ve just completed the latest batch of Liberty dolls, … Continue reading

second childhood

modflowers: toys for a second childhood

Sometimes I think I am entering a second childhood. When my sister and I were children, she was a big fan of soft toys. She always felt sorry for them, languishing on the shelves of shops with no cuddles, and begged to be allowed … Continue reading