2019 and all that.

2019 found me creating more and trying all sorts of new things some successful and some not so much.
My business began to slowly improve as well.

On of the things I tried was doing a live tutorial. Was a simple Pamphlet stitch book but we had fun painting and decorating our own covers for the first part of class then made 2 books a 3 hole and a 5 hole pamphlet stitch book. It did wonders for my confidence and I have plans for doing more in 2020.

Some of the books that were made somepainted on the day a some from prints of my designs

Also made some “games” . One of the things I have had over the last couple of years is a badge machine. I hadn’t been using it to its full potential mainly having it at craft fairs so that kids could draw their own badges and have them made up. This has mainly been to help cover table costs. Have also done some for clubs and the like. I realised I could make the smallest one as a magnet and made pumpkins and skulls tic tac toe In a tin and then a help the elf magnetic countdown to Christmas. Not fully formed as yet but the idea went down well.


By far my most successful was my calendar. I had a great time making some digital drawings of local urban landscapes. People seemed to like it and I’m now trying to think of a theme for next years calendar. Any suggestions? These images opened up assorts of things for me. One of the most exciting for me was to design the mug for 2019 Wetherby 10k race.

That was a very brief summery of 2019 as for 2020 it may be much of the same. Will tighten up this blog and web site. Needing to push my Etsy shop and generally keep better notes. All so to develop projects started.

Now we are into 2020 I wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.

xxxxxxx Annie

Learning a new skill.

This year my word for the year is learn. Have have made a point of looking at different videos on Skillshare and your tube. Many of them being how to use Affinity Software and pushing my skills in digital art.

Today was very different I had a go at a workshop my friend #Crafthillside is running at this months make and take craft fair at Henshaws. I have been sorting an instruction booklet for her. So with the material she provided and instructions. Also having her to help if need on the end of the phone.

Pincushion I made today

I had never done any patchwork before as although not perfect I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

If any one is interested in learning this enjoyable skill, pop along to Henshaws arts and crafts on Sunday 29th Sept.

To book your spot email Louise on lsten05@yahoo.co.uk


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