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A new tote bag I’ve been working on, I love the old black and white horrors, especially Elsa Lanchester as the bride of Frankie (but Elsa he just wants a friend!) This was a sketch I did then machine embroidered onto fabric. Lots more to come!

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A selection of cheeky easter bunny girl drawings, collaged together and coloured in illustrator. The quote is “I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg” (James Barrie)

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Having got this film noir box set for Christmas (thank you Tray Tray & Rhi) it has become a firm favourite. It includes ‘The Killers’, Burt Lancaster’s big screen debut, previous to this he had been a circus acrobat, and what a handsome devil he was! But for me Film Noir is all about those ‘double-crossing dames’, Veronica Lake, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck. Beautiful and evil, the femme fatales get all the best lines and outfits! Veronica Lake in ‘This Gun For Hire’ as a club singer/conjurer who does slight of hand card tricks while singing and dancing, what’s not to love?!

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Inspired by the beautiful film ‘Wings of Desire’ and the Angela Carter novel ‘Nights At The Circus’.

This image was created with a few different drawings I had done on this theme, collaged together in illustrator.

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‘When she was good she was very very good

but when she was bad she was better’ – Mae West

A quite successful first attempt at embroidery on printed fabric.

The Strawberry pin up!

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