Tuesday, 28 September 2010

What's been sewing at Fat Hen And Flo

It has been a while I'm afraid since I last blogged......that sounds like I've just been in confession....Anyway my poor blog has been badly neglected over the summer (if we can call it that!) and I thought it was about time I showed you what I've been up to. I'll start today with a quilt commission that I am working on. It is a large memory quilt made from my clients childrens clothes. The reverse will be made from embroidered pictures of their drawings.

Here a small selection of some of the clothes I have been sent. The parcels included, dresses, shirts, sleepsuits and even a hat and pair of swimming trunks.
All neatly cut and sorted.
Now is where the fun begins and it starts to be pieced together. Here is the centre block.

The fabrics are working fantastically well together .....imagine how co-ordinated the children must look ;-)
That's all for today but I promise not to leave it so long before I return with an update of how it's progressing.
To see some of the other quilts, flower brooches and rings and things I've been making have a look at my shop or my Flickr page.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Passing the Time of Day

Here is the latest item to grace the 'shelves' of the online folksy shop. Pop over and take a look.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Easter and hens are made for each other.

Hey folks, hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful sunny Easter weather. Fat Hen and Flo has been featured in this lovely blog. Pop over and have a read.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

I need a name.........

This cute little guy is looking for a name. I've had lots of great suggestions already from the fans on the facebook page. Either head over there and leave you suggestion or leave a comment below. The person whose name I choose will receive this little guy in the post. I'll be choosing a name on Friday.

Monday, 15 March 2010

What a beautiful sunny Monday morning. A great start to what needs to be a very productive week. Lots to do this week...orders to get out, web site to finish building and shops to restock. Here's a little picture of a new doll waiting to be listed.

Suzy Rag Doll
That's all for now I'm afraid, the machine is calling!

Monday, 8 March 2010

monkeys, hens and butterflies.

Here are some of the latest creations heading off to some very lucky people.
This gorgeous butterfly cushion was made using Elouise's beautiful drawing. A wonderful Mothers Day gift.
These two guys are awaiting packing and will be heading off to two very lucky cheeky monkeys.
Cluck...This funky fat hen is happy in her new family's kitchen.
All of these items are made to order. Please contact me if you would like something
made for you.

Monday, 1 March 2010


Cushions, cushions and yet more cushions. This seems to be what people want lately and as quick as they leave the studio another order comes in. Here are a couple of the latest commissions.

To find out more about commissioned art cushions click on this link.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Bugs and Fishes

Visit the Bugs and Fishes blog to see Fat Hen and Flo featured along side some amazing creative talents. Whilst you are there check Lupin Handmade for some felt gorgeousness!!!! Yum Yum

Plus some monkey fun....here are two cute little sock monkeys waiting patiently to be parceled up and sent off to two very lucky little boys. Oooh oooh ahh

Friday, 19 February 2010

Win Little Ed

Here's what you need to do to be entered for a chance to win your very own Little Ed.
Just get 5 of your friends to become a fan of Fat Hen And Flo on
Facebook...Easy. Once they have become a fan leave a comment on the
Fat Hen And Flo Facebook page with their names for me to verify that they are NEW fans and you will be entered.

You must leave your comment by 11.59pm on Sunday 28th February to be entered. The winner will be chosen on Monday 1st March.
If you don't know who Little Ed is..(where have you been!!!)....
see this link.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Haiti Dolly Donation

Here's a great way using up your fabric scraps for a worthwhile cause. Have a look.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Cute things and blogs

A cute little creature I made for Stitch n Bitch with the theme of Hearts.
I'm thinking she looks like a Laverne.
Just discovered a great blog this morning and it currently has a fab giveaway. Definately worth checking out.

Pin board

A trip to Hobbycraft last resulted in, among other things, the purchase of a large pin board to go above my desk. A rather dull looking cork board.
I had also come home with some gorgeous fabrics so decided to make the board more interesting. The theory being that if the board is covered in lovely fabric I'll want to see it and therefore de-clutter my pin board from time to time!!
So I cut the fabric to fit and stuck it on with book binders glue. ( just because that's what I had, I'm sure PVA will do just as well.) I then added a rim of red ribbon at the top for some zing.
And East of Indias lovely inspirational tape at the bottom.
Sit long talk much laugh often
What a wonderful mantra for life.
My work space feels light and fresh......although the board already has loads more pinned all over it. Oh well.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010


My lovely "Henny Penny" hen from...
Nice to see Fat Hen settling into her new home with Lucey. Have a look for yourself over at Lemonade Kitty. If you would like to rescue an ex battery hen there are a few left in the folksy shop.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

New doll needs a name.

Here is the first of a new range of dolls I am making. I don't have a name for her yet. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Memory Quilt

I've just added a new listing in the folksy shop. Have look and pass the link on to someone you think might like it.

Monday, 18 January 2010

And the lucky winner is.................

Lemonade Kitty**************,well done Lucey. A Fat Hen will be on it's way to you very soon. The winner was picked at random using http://www.random.org/ .The number selected was 2 and lemonade kitty was the 2nd person to leave a comment.
Lucey,please leave an e-mail address in the comments box ( it won't be published) and I will contact you regarding posting your prize to you. Thank you to everyone who entered. There will be more freebies next month so keep checking in.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

January Giveaway

I have some ex battery hens that need to be re-homed. If you could offer one a loving home and would like a chance of winning one have a look in the Fat Hen and Flo Folksy shop and then leave a comment below telling me your favourite item from the shop why you like it.
The lucky winner will be picked at random on Monday 18th January. All comments must be posted by midnight on Sunday 17th January to be included. Click here to take you to the shop. Don't forget to check back Monday to see if you have won. Good Luck.

Monday, 11 January 2010

New place to shop

You can now find Fat Hen And Flo at DaWanda. Have a look , let me know what you think.

New stock

I've just added some funky new stock to the Folksy shop. Take a look at these cute little guys.

And the first Valentines stock.

Show someone you love them.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Direct link to shops

The Folksy and Etsy badges now take you directly to the Fat Hen and Flo shops. Yippee. Makes me happy when I master another small bit of geekery on the interweb. Slowly but surely.

My poor neglected blog. I have been rather busy of late and unfortunately this is the place that has gone without any attention. That I hope to change over the coming months. But for now a little update....after a busy christmas I've started to replenish stock levels. I also have a couple of new designs that should be available some time in February...this week I am mostly making Valentine treats, yes it will very soon be upon us! They will hopefully be put in shop by the middle of next week. There is currently a sale on in the Folksy shop on selected items. Take a peek.

January treats..........next week I think I might have a look through my stock and find something nice to give away. Make sure you check back next week to see what I've decided. Little Ed has been enjoying the snow and has been invited on a bike trip through the Pyrenees in the spring, lucky Ed.
If you would like to take Ed any where interesting please let me know. If he would like to join you he'll be posted to you. You then post some pictures of your adventures together on the Fat Hen And Flo Facebook page (or on here and I'll move them across). Once Ed is safely returned home you will receive a gift from Fat Hen And Flo.
That's all for now. I really need to stop typing and start making.