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  1. This is the story of wonky donkey.... well pony actually.
    Wonky is owned by a lovely lady in a nearby village, his duty is to prevent people from banging their heads on a low slung beam in her house.  Decades of swinging from the rafters has caused a saddle sore on wonky's back and for him to hang at an uncomfortable angle.

    wonky donkey before

    Because of my embroidery background I was asked if there was anything that could be done for Wonky.  I was sure that he could be patched up to regain his position in his home for more decades to come.

    wonky donkey hole

    First of all, I darned up the hole using a curved needle and repositioned the string from which he hangs.

    wonky donkey repair

    Then I fashioned a saddle out of felt to cover the now reinforced hole.  Any restoration or conservation work to textiles should be reversable, so no glues were used.  I attached the saddle using a good old blanket stitch.
    As good as new?

    wonky donkey good

    Better I say!!
  2. I have recently acquired some new Nappy Cake stock, which I am very excited about and can't wait to show you all.  To celebrate this, I will be turning on the Shop facility and will be selling one off items via this website.  I will be accepting payments by Paypal only - more details to follow.
    I have a busy few weeks coming up with Christmas Markets and Fairs along with the regular markets.  I have the next 2 weekends off so I will be busy making up some stock, including the Christmas Gateaux (perfect gift to take to the in-laws on Christmas Day) and some new Sock Cupcake Christmas Tree Baubles (I will also try and think of a shorter catchier name for them!).
  3. I am now taking orders for Christmas Gateaux/Cakes.  These are one tier cakes, made from 2 hand towels, a candle and artificial Poinsettas.  They will be available in the following colourways:
    Red towels with White Flowers
    White towels with Red Flowers
    White towels with White Flowers
    The cakes will be supplied on a board wrapped in cellophane.

    Christmas WhiteChristmas Red

    Other colours may be available upon request, however, please note that the poinsettas come in white and red only.  Price £20 + £5.80 p&p.
    Do contact me for more information.