Monday, 21 April 2014

Too much chocolate...

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I hope you've had a great Easter and relaxing break? I ate way too much urgh!

Friday, 18 April 2014

I'm in...

WIN fabric dashwood studio competition 
Want to win a bag of gorgeous scrap craft fabrics? There are scrap from the FABULOUS ranges: Enchanted Forest by Phyllida Coroneo, Petite Street by Wendy Kendall, Wildwood by Bethan Janine Prairie by Rebecca Stoner and  Annali by me! The competition closes at 10am on Friday 24th April 2014 so dash (sorry) over there now to the Dashwood Blog here and get yourself in the draw. Citing....

Monday, 14 April 2014

Time goes slowly...

We went on a mini break to the Peak district last week. No school routine, lazy days visiting National trust properties (we have just joined - feel very grown up), picnics and fun. I couldn't believe how long the days seemed, it was so lovely to NOT be in a constant rush.  I tried to have a break from work but couldn't help taking a few inspirational snaps.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Wood block printing...

I went to a fab. wood block printing workshop with Jamie Malden from Colouricious last week. It was a wonderful, messy full day playing around with wooden printing blocks (there are some really gorgeous ones) and fabrics. You can even have your own design made into a wood block if you like which is very tempting. I came home with tons of printed fabrics which I can't wait to get sewing with and embroidering on. It was so nice to have a play and try something new : )

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Need to say ta....

Copyright Jodds designed by Stephanie Thannhauser
Copyright Jodds designed by Stephanie Thannhauser
Copyright Jodds designed by Stephanie Thannhauser

...or may-be HURRAH? You could use one of these cards, they come in two different formats, die-cut or  minicard. For more info see here : )

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Happy Mother's Day

Drawing of me by my daughter Helena when she was 8 years old
Hope you all have a FAB time today!

Friday, 28 March 2014

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Getting some stitching done.................finally!

Copyright Stephanie Thannhauser 2014
Copyright Stephanie Thannhauser 2014
Copyright Stephanie Thannhauser 2014

Thursday, 20 March 2014


I went to a FABULOUS talk on buttons tonight. Jenny Swindell talked about their history, how they were made and what materials they were made from, their evolution and for some, their symbolism. Seeing Jenny's collection of hundreds of buttons was wonderful, so decorative and some were teeny tiny. I know a talk on buttons isn't very rock and roll but just look at these pretties, so gorgeous!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Have you got a glamorous gran?

Copyright Infusion Home 2014

I know Mother's Day is around the corner in the UK but don't forget your gran too! I designed these for the lovely folk at Infusion Home : )