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Making has added such value to my life, and I love having the opportunity to share my passions and thoughts with my loyal readers. Read on, and enjoy.

October 7, 2019

This month's blog post is all about drawing inspiration! 

One of my new year resolutions this year was to develop a daily drawing practice.  I've always enjoyed drawing but realised, like many people, that I wasn't doing enough of it.  So I set the intention to do it e...

August 26, 2019

The theme of this month's blog post on the subject of "inspiration" is the art of modern calligraphy.

In December 2017, when I was still working as a headteacher in East London, always on the look out for a new creative outlet to help me destress in the holidays, I boug...

June 19, 2019

So what's been happening in the Marigold the Maker HQ this month?  Every time I sit down to write this blog, my mind draws a blank and I'm convinced I've done nothing remotely worth sharing, but it's never long before I start to remember what I've actually been up to a...

April 28, 2019

This month I am proud to announce the launch of my first embroidery kit subscription offer -

The Seed Pod Series:

It's a limited edition, 6-month, artisan embroidery kit subscription. Subscribers will receive a new Seed Pod Kit each month containing 4 beautiful, hand pri...

April 25, 2019

Hello subscribers! This is the first of my "Inspiration" series of blog posts.  In January, I declared 2019 to be my year of "Inspiration"and as a way of reminding myself of this intention, the next 10 blog posts will be dedicated to this very subject....

January 29, 2019

...and why The Still Point Stitching Challenge might be just what you're looking for...

10 Reasons to Learn Embroidery:

1. It's creative - you get to play!

It's a wonderful outlet for your creativity.  Once you've learnt even a few of the basic stitches a whole world...

January 22, 2019 will mend the earth at the same time'

                                                                       -Yoko Ono-...

January 3, 2019

Hello and a very happy new year to you all!  I trust you all had a merry and restive festive season.  

I love the opportunity that this time of year provides to find time to reflect on the year that has passed and set a new intention for the year ahead.  I feel a r...

December 5, 2018

And here we are in December! This marks the tenth and final "Power of Drawing" blog posts.  January will be a chance for new beginnings as well as new blog post themes.  Thank you to all my subscribers and readers who have stuck with me despite my blog posts digressing...

November 13, 2018

November is here, this month has been all about the making and it's been great!  It brought the launch of my first embroidery kit - "The Modern Sampler" which is now live on my online shop and available to purchase here.

It has been a fantastic process seeing...

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