Peter & Jane bunting

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 17:44


This is a project you can easily make at home useing the pages of an old childrens book.

Being a child of the '70's I have special memories of learning to read using Peter & Jane books.

So when I saw this one at my local market for 50p, I snapped it up! It's also the perfect size for creating bunting.

Austerity peas please

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 19:36


A quick and tasty dip/side dish that I invented whilst defrosting my fridge.

How come you ALWAYS have a bag of frozen peas in there that you have to eat up in a hurry?!

So - cook the peas in a pan of boiling water.

Slice up a fat chunk of garlic.

Children's Parties!

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 21:36


My Mobile Makery is now ready to hit the road for children's parties.

Don't the girls look adorable - and yes - they made their pretty head-dresses all by themselves!

My first pop-up shop!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 08:02

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Well, welcome back to Mary Jane Makes!

It's been a long, hard, winter - but it's time to try and push those crochet blankets aside and stretch!

I'm kicking off the year with my first ever POP-UP SHOP in a wee town on the North East coast of Scotand.

Classic Car Boot

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 10:03


Back at the tail-end of the summer I nipped along to the Classic Car Boot event on the Southbank.

It was great fun with all sorts of fantastic old vehicles bursting at the seams with second-hand and vintage goodies.

It was a pretty grey day - so the bursts of colour gave everyone a real boost!

Festive Workshops!

Sun, 11/03/2013 - 17:25

Roll Up Roll Up!

Come and join me at The White Room SE4 for two wonderful winter workshops.

We kick off at 6.30pm on Wed 20th Nov with a glass or two of mulled wine as I talk you through some thrifty ways of customising 

old clothes to give your winter wardrobe a thorough update.

The Moth Covered Jumper

Pesky Moths

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 17:59


Love these! Will be trying them on one of my jumpers v soon.

I'll also be attempting to make my own clothes plasters.

Watch this space.

Back to you soonest!


Clara Button is back!

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 17:21

Fans of Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day will be thrilled with her new adventure.

Clara Button and The Wedding Day Surprise is the latest in the illustrated childrens book series by

Amy de la Haye and Emily Sutton (V&A Publishing).

I love this picture of the haberdashery!


Bambi Part 1

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 16:30


Back in the late Spring I did something rather rash and bought a 1984 Bedford Bambi campervan.

My plan is to turn Bambi into a Mobile Makery from which to run all sorts of fabulous creative workshops 

..hats, accessories, decorations, even foodie themed events!


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