Friday, 26 November 2010

A Sea of (recycled) Knittedness

Here are some of my new creations...including my Grumpy Monkey doll! He looks pretty pleased with himself...and a little bit grumpy.

Most of these new toys are made from one 'upcycled' jumper. I haven't wasted any of it; even the hood was made into a squidgy owl.

They will be on sale soon at my folksy shop: in time for Christmas.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Peaceful Trees

Inspired by Klimt, one of my favourite artists, I have been developing a series of paintings with my own take on his beautiful tree paintings. If you would like a print please contact me here, or at

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Christmas Craft Workshops! 27/11/10

Saturday November 27th 2010

Learn to make an angel/fairy for the top of your tree!

10am until 2.30pm

Venue: Compstall Cricket Club Pavilion

Ernocroft Road, Marple Bridge (off Compstall road)

This decoration is in the style of one of local artist Fiona Meakin’s illustrations (but there is lots of scope for personalising yours if you want to create a totally unique addition to your tree this year). Once you know how to make this you can make lots for Christmas presents this year or decorate your tree with a multitude of fairies!

Refreshments are included – tea/coffee and mince pies/biscuits.

Basic sewing skills required. All materials are provided.

Places are limited so please book to avoid disappointment.

Price £22 per person

To book email Fiona at

Learn to make your own felt and felt tree decorations!

Late afternoon session: 4pm until 6.30pm

Venue: Compstall Cricket Club Pavilion

Ernocroft Road, Marple Bridge (off Compstall road)

Come along and get festive at this 'introduction to felt' lesson.

Run by Fiona and Lucy Meakin, you will make your own flat felt pieces and felt balls and we will demonstrate some ways to create Christmas tree decorations. You will have a go using pre-made felt whilst your piece dries and you can take your piece(s) home to get creating!

Refreshments and all materials provided.

Please note: This workshop is on the same day as the Angel/Fairy workshop. HALF PRICE TO THOSE WHO ATTEND THE MORNING SESSION.

Price £16.50 per person

To book email

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

The Grumpy Monkey!

I suppose he's slightly inspired by the monkey off Orvil who used to say,'I 'ate that duck!'