Farm yard friends collection

I love creating free machine embroidery designs. I started my machine embroidery journey with free designs, generously shared by amazing designers. These free designs helped me to learn the craft of machine embroidery and I hope that my free designs will help others to try a variety of embroidery projects without having to worry about…

August 2023

Although we are supposed to be in summer, it is feeling like autumn since July and this put me back into a knitting mood. I am getting ready for winter!!

January 2023

A new year, and another new craft! This time I started playing with resin. Here are my first resin items.

March 2021

Looking back at March, I made loads of tiny maps… Your map might not look 100% like you remember in geography class…  I’m more of an a creative than cartographer.  Artistic licence is used with every design and each is meant to lovingly represent rather than realistically detail destinations.  The map designs are very small (40mm!),…

February 2021

Apart from giving away free machine embroidery designs each Friday, I also created more designs. In February I started the ilove range and my first ilove key fob, still stays my favourite, the ilove Africa key fob. Creating these designs, take so much time. Prepping the material in advance, and the hours of photos, editing…

January 2021

Looking back over 2021In January 2021, I was able to share all these designs for free with the embroidery community via my Facebook group and online shop. I received this second hand ‘Kook en Geniet’ recipe book from my mother-in-law shortly after we got married over 30 years ago. It is very well used, and…

New ‘Redwork with a Twist’ collection

You’ve seen redwork, but this time there’s a twist… The Redwork With a Twist collection features brand new designs, stitched with an added splash of colour.  

We survived 2020

Phew, 2021! Things got crazy, and I got crafty. I am so thankful to every one of you joining in the fun — doing something we love, together — on good weeks and bad weeks. 2021 is still a mystery, but may it be filled with many more designs and all of you enjoying them.

Redwork challenge

I have set myself a digitising challenge. I’ve downloaded a 30 Day Challenge Prompts journal for sketching, challenge yourself to create every day. And rather than sketching, I decided I will digitise. So here we go! Want to see how these designs stitch out?