Thursday, 30 May 2013

Umbrella Trimmings Competition 2013

Long time no blog. Way way too much has happened in the last three years since I posted on this to break the blogging silence here's my entry for the 2013 Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition.

No-one will have any idea how much blood, sweat and tears went into this entry...creativity isn't coming to me that easily at present...but here's the entry anyway! A fabric collage featuring Umbrella Prints trimmings and various vintage 1970s fabrics (including the bathroom curtains from the home I grew up in!), contemporary quilting cottons and woollen tweeds...all fixed by either applique, embroidery stitching or bondaweb onto the underside of an old piece of denim (from the thigh of my old maternity jeans!) and trimmed with homemade bias binding.

You can't see it on here but the balloon and birds and basket are all fixed to a foamy piece of felt that give them a 3D can kind of see it on the close-up.  Huge thank you to the lovely ladies at Umbrella Prints for kick starting my motitvation and for being so understanding (I forgot to take a pic of the actual trimmings prior to starting which is why the photo below shows a depleted pack)...big huge hugs to you! And fingers crossed! xxx

Sunday, 16 May 2010

New house!

I love my new house. Love KP xx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

New pretties for sale... the form of hand-stitched woollen pear and apple brooches and super-cute hair-clips and hair-ties made out of American quilting and Japanese kawaii fabric. See more at The daisies are out and Spring is on the way at long last...

Love KP xx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

New items finally added to Etsy store...

Hola chicas

New items finally added to Etsy store after a squillion weeks of nothing-ness. Elephants, hanging birdies and long-legged critters galore. Go to to take a peek.

Love KP xx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

House for sale

Two bedroom terrace house with converted attic (that could be used as a third bedroom) for sale, built 1896, in Lofthouse Gate (Leeds side of Wakefield). Excellent transport links to Wakefield and Leeds and beyond. 120ft back garden with lawn, mature trees (incl. pear tree!) and patio area. Cellars for potential conversion (next doors kitchen is in their cellar). Cast iron fireplaces in kitchen and master bedroom. Roll top bath in bathroom. Freestanding kitchen units in kitchen/diner. All newly plastered in last five artex! Excellently presented (even if I do say so myself!) For photos see: Price? OIRO £135,000. External photos and room measurements to follow. If you are interested message me.

Love KP xx

Friday, 29 January 2010

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Kiss Prudence On Tour

Hey chicas
Kiss Prudence had a fabulous day at the Craft Candy Christmas event at the Workstation in Sheffield on 28th November. Elephants were flying off the stall like hot...elephants! KP will also be appearing at the artmix@the Loft Christmas market in Leeds on 13th December from 10am - 4pm so she is busily sewing more ellies and trying not to eat all the mini Wham bars and Haribos from her retro sweetie bags that she will be peddling at the fair.
Come and say "hello"
Love KP xx