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New pug ranges

I’ve been working on two new products for the Pug Jewellery range, drop earrings and rings.  When I did the original designs I wanted to be able to add additional items to the range of stud earrings and charm bracelets so I had some larger charms etched for just this reason. Here are the prototypes… Read more »

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Funky Furniture

I’m on the lookout for bits of furniture at the moment to re-upholster in my fabric, I thought it’d be a great way to showcase the fabrics and their potential uses.  Whilst I keep my eyes peeled I can’t help but look at all the wonderful reupholstered fabric on Etsy, here are a few beautiful… Read more »

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Type love

I’ve spent many an afternoon in Heather Dewick’s studio, usually just for a quick catch up and natter and not forgetting the chance to spend vasts amounts of money adding to my hand bound notebook collection.  I also go to ogle at the wonderful equipment she has in her studio, especially her letterpress kit and… Read more »

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Treasured Tintin

The new Tintin film has been released on DVD this week and I was quick to download it on iTunes as soon as I possibly could. I hoped that the experience wouldn’t be disappointing in comparison to seeing it on the big screen and it wasn’t. I know the film hasn’t gone down well with… Read more »

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Vintage furniture

1. 1975-78 vintage Lundby sideboard, 2. Butterfly chair detail of back, 3. Sideboard Hotness, 4. Burnham chair by Matthew Hilton, 5. vintage sewing cabinet, 6. Ercol furniture, 7. Ercol furniture, 8. Lattice Chair undressed, 9. ercol chair model 203

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Pugs taking over

Here is a completely non-textile post, it doesn’t happen very often but I do have other interests other than fabric and yarn, promise.  I have another business venture, Pug Jewellery.  Technically it’s a joint venture, jewellery designed by me and made by my silversmithing hubby.  You may recognise some of the designs from my own… Read more »

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Bank holiday blues…

I had a sewing disaster today, let me say now that I hate rubbish sewing patterns!  I borrowed a book from a friend which has lots of lovely looking patterns in it, including the strappy top which I wanted to make but today I tried and it was a disaster.  Let’s forget for a second… Read more »

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Pretty walls…

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about how to decorate the walls of my new studio.  As you saw from earlier this week, I’ve got some postcards to put in frames but I was also thinking about one of these: I came across Sally Boyle’s work whilst I was looking for makers to approach… Read more »

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Protecting a product…

How do you know if someone has copied you?  How similar can a product be without actually having copied your work?  Is it all a case of just how much of your idea appears to be in this new product? I’m struggling with all these questions this morning and to be honest I’m a bit… Read more »