The bag charm - - - x stitched etc. daisy

The bag charm - - - x stitched etc. daisy

Daisy Denim Bag

Daisy Denim Bag

flower and ladybird detail

flower and ladybird detail


Although it received admiring glances did not sell today.  If you would like to buy it, I’m asking £18 + £2 postage & packing. 

Recycled denim – – – soft!  Felt daisies that have been satin stitched and decorated with pretty yellow seed beads, and machine embroided ladybird.  Yellow cotton lining.  Small internal pocket for lipstick or small mobile phone.  Bag charm depicting stitched daisy.  Lightweight summer bag / purse.

Height including handle 26 cm, and width at widest point, 29 cm; at slimmest: 19.5 cm.

* Remember, this bag is ONE of a kind,

took MANY hours to create and handstitch! *

Please email me if interested!

thelittlelogcabin @ stephaniefaith . net

(not forgetting to close the spaces!)



a big bold colourful flower hair accessory

a big bold colourful flower hair accessory

lollypops for sale!

lollypops for sale!

3 torty mobile charms
3 torty mobile charms
kitty kats mobile charms

kitty kats mobile charms

flower mobile charms

flower mobile charms

…of tomorrow’s event.

Ooooh I’m about to lose my craft exhibition event virginity – – – next Sunday – – – 26th July 2009 – – – will be my first ever craft event!  Well, it isn’t exactly a huge craft event, although I suspect there will be others selling their crafts too…it’s a fundraiser for the village hall at Winterton.

Winterton Village Hall “Sale” Event, Winterton-on-Sea Norfolk UK

Sunday 26th July 2009

10.30 to 4.00

I better get back to crafting some more things.  Hope to see you there!  I’ll be the one with the cute Chihuahua (moral support) and long wild colourful hair! 😉


All textile art by Patricia Birks, photographed by The Little Log Cabin

The Exhibition – – –

Yesterday we really enjoyed our visit to the In Stitches exhibition in the Loft at Blickling Hall.  I came away inspired and although we’d brought a picnic it was good being able to refresh ourselves on that warm day with cool drinks from the cafe.

I met Patricia Birks, one of the artists, who used to teach textile art for 25 years.  She is trained in City and Guilds, Mixed Media, and holds a degree in Fine Arts.  Although now retired she continues creating pictures with machine embroidery for the love of it, and is open to commissions.


Being very much “tactile art” you have to stop yourself from touching the beautiful pictures.


My fave textile painting from Patricia Birks is her Garden Nymph in tones of burgundy, dark green, gold, and smokey greys which lends itself to a fairy winterland.

But to see the paintings in real life and not in photos has so much more impact. 


Patricia kindly let me take photographs of her work for my blog.  (Please remember that they may not be reproduced as they are of her artwork as well as my photographs).

If you wish to contact Patricia Birks regarding commission work, you can reach her on her Norfolk UK telephone number:     01603 713103     .  At present she is working on creating a web site to showcase her art.

The other artists – – –

My personal favourites from the other exhibiting textile artists include:

The trio of hares within a circular border, Chasing Hares, by Justine Claire Williamson.

Julie Smith‘s Passion Fruit, a large piece with generously sized 3d passion flowers.

South African Bouquet by Margaret Garner, with a dark yet warm colour palette.

The purple and turquoise squiggly fun piece, Jay Puddle by Patricia Birks.


Along with the wall art there were silk hand painted and decorated scarves, purses and bags, small boxes – I love the one with the yellow dandelions adorning the lid!  I believe my tortoise would actually try to eat them 😛 – jewellery, crazy fun monsters, and painstakingly perfectly made large dolls – I believe all fairies?

The textile art can also be purchased.

You can STILL catch this wonderful exhibition as it runs until 20th July 2009.  Enjoy your visit!  Why not let me know your thoughts and experiences too?  🙂

If you are one of the participating artists of this exhibition why not write something about your work to be included on this blog?  I look forward to hearing from you 🙂

You can email me at – – –

thelittlelogcabin @ stephaniefaith . net                         

(Please remember to remove the spaces from the email address.  This is a prevention from those annoying spammers).

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In Stitches at Blickling Hall, North Aylsham, Norfolk UK.  (East Wing, in The Loft Gallery, above the National Trust shop).

Car park £2.50 – – – this money can be reimbursed either in the cafe or in the gift shop.

Admission: FREE!!

I was looking everywhere for info regarding admission costs etc. but other than the In Stitches event being advertised in sewing magazines and a couple of web sites related to those print publications, could not find any CONTACT info! 

Amazingly, no phone number or even an email. 

The Blickling Hall page on The National Trust site doesn’t even mention the In Stitches event!  BUT, I was pleased that they at Blickling Hall replied within less than 12 hours regarding my email. 

Here is their response – – –

Thank you for your enquiry.
There is no charge for the exhibition.
However the charge for the car-park is £2.50 for the day,(for non National Trust members).
If you retain part of the car-park ticket & purchase an item in the restaurant or shop the £2.50 will be deducted from your total.
I hope you enjoy your visit.
Rita Wanstall

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Loft Gallery, East Wing, Blickling Hall, Aylsham, Norfolk
In Stitches
Third annual exhibition and sale of mixed media textile art – pictures, hangings, bags, dolls and many smaller items
Until 20 July 2009: Wed – Sun weekly, plus Mon 20 July, 10.15 am – 5.00 pm.

Reference – – –


29th – 31st August
“A Symphony of Seasons” –
Great Yarmouth

An exhibition of work by the Caister Stitchers to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The venue is St. Edmunds Church and the Garden of Glebe House, West Caister, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Doors are open 10.30am – 4.00pm and

admission is free.

For further details contact: Linda Futter on    0149…  or Vivienne George on 
  01493 377015 


Reference – – – http://www.ebony.co.uk/workbox/




Stranger's Hall Garden


Stitch your own Tudor style blackwork flower with other stitchers whilst sitting in the Stranger’s Garden.

Sewing Drop In: Wednesday 15th July, 11 am to 3 pm, usual museum admission. Stranger’s Hall in the Garden. See web site link above for more details 🙂