News

The Art of Creating a Viral Video (for creative folk)

The Art of Creating a Viral Video (for creative folk)

I recently had two films go 'viral' which was SO exciting! The official definition of viral these days seems to 1-5 million+ views but I reckon if ...

Get noticed! 8 top tips for marketing your arts or craft business online!

Get noticed! 8 top tips for marketing your arts or craft business online!

1. Do live videos on Facebook. I cannot emphasise enough how much these will help and how easy they are! Always think VISUAL rather than just chatt...

Ten tips to improve your 2D needle-felted art (portraits)

Ten tips to improve your 2D needle-felted art (portraits)

I have been producing 2D needle-felted 'wool' paintings for a few years and often get asked the same questions - so I hope my tips help to answer s...

Creating 100 eyes in 100 days! The #Eyecreate100 project

Creating 100 eyes in 100 days! The #Eyecreate100 project

Follow the project here or use #eyecreate100 to find all the artists taking part! My eyes can be seen on Facebook here and on Instagram here How i...

Top tips for LIVE VIDEO success on Facebook for crafters and artists

Top tips for LIVE VIDEO success on Facebook for crafters and artists

In a previous life I worked as a filmmaker and had some experience of TV presenting, so the idea of doing live videos had me really excited! Over t...

Surrey Life - Designer Style Feature "Never Felt Better"

Surrey Life - Designer Style Feature "Never Felt Better"

For those of you who couldn't get hold of a copy! Here's my article - exciting times!!                                                            ...

Top tips for craft fair success!

Top tips for craft fair success!

Over the past 10 years I have run 3 very different small businesses and had stalls at countless craft fairs, from windy school fetes outdoors to po...

Ten top tips for picture perfect pet photos!

Ten top tips for picture perfect pet photos!

Often when I'm at a craft fair or have an open studio, visitors excitedly brandish their phones and show me photos their beloved fur babies. As I k...

5 gorgeous gift ideas for pet lovers everywhere

5 gorgeous gift ideas for pet lovers everywhere

On the first of every month I have decided to feature 5 artisan makers who produce beautiful gifts for pet lovers. I hope these will inspire you an...

Personal vs. personalised gifts - which do you prefer?

Personal vs. personalised gifts - which do you prefer?

Growing up my little sister and I were a crafty pair, by that I don't mean we played sneaky tricks on one another (well, sometimes, like that day I...

5 reasons why wool pet portraits are wonderful! And why choose me to make one!

I've been a feltaholic for a few years now, and here are my top 5 reasons why I think wool is wonderful as a medium for pet portraits!      1. Wool...

I felt that! How I create my wool portraits

Many (most) people comment "I've never seen anything like it! How on earth do you make them" when they see my wool portraits for the first time. I ...