Tilly & Puffin’s Christmas Carousel

This new collection of felt ornament patterns evokes the atmosphere of traditional European Christmas markets, with their bustling stalls full of festive decorations and produce, the mulled wine and hot chocolate, ice skating and colourful fairground rides.Last...

Daisy ~ An Easy to Make Felt Doll

Please welcome the newest member of the Tilly & Puffin doll family! Daisy is smaller than the other dolls, at around 9 inches/22cm tall, and her pattern has fewer pieces, so she’s idea for beginner dollmakers.You can choose between two hairstyles for Daisy – a...

30 Handmade Gifts for Dogs & Dog Lovers

If you have dogs or dog lovers on your Christmas list, this round-up of handmade gifts has plenty of ideas. Among all the mass-produced items for sale online, often in places where they are marketed as handmade, it can be challenging to find goods which are genuinely...

Christmas Puffins & New Ornaments

This year the puffins have dressed up for Christmas in colourful hats with white trim and bobbles. I first made these last year for a wholesale customer's last-minute order. This year they're in my shop too!Emerald green is popular for Christmas decor this year, so...

Autumn Crafting Ideas

My newest felt ornament pattern is ready just in time for Autumn and Halloween. Myrtle the Witch is probably more cute rather than scary! She and her little black cat are ready to jump on their broom and fly off on magical adventures. Myrtle is one of my more detailed...

Choosing Felt ~ A Buyer’s Guide

Which is the best type of felt to use for making ornaments and dolls? Felt comes in a number of different fibre compositions and thicknesses, as well as (luckily for us) a huge range of lovely colours. The type you should choose depends on what you plan to make, as...

An Interview for Sew Magazine Part 2

Continuing my interview with Sew Magazine. You can read the first part here. We absolutely love your latest book Felt Ornaments for All Occasions! What inspired you to write this book? What do you want readers to take away from it? I had always wanted to write a...

An Interview for Sew Magazine Part 1

I was delighted to be interviewed by the UK's top sewing magazine this month! It was fun to trace the development of my business right back from the beginning, through its various stages to the present, and the publication of my book, Felt Ornaments For All Occasions....

How to Make a Dutch Rabbit Felt Toy

  I love Dutch rabbits, with their distinctive face markings in grey and white or black and white. I thought I’d try making one using my Tabitha Rabbit pattern, and the result was Tabitha’s new friend Topsy.       Here’s how to adapt the Tabitha...