Sometimes themes crop up on me unawares. I don't consciously collect the images together, they aren't up on my inspiration board, there for all to see.
And so it was with the latest collection.
It began, I think, with this
One of my favourite things when I was about 5 was a china sea lion balancing a ball on its nose. The ball was the top of a corkscrew - pure 1970s kitsch. It sat on the dining room windowsill and I wasn't meant to play with it. I wish I had it now.
It was probably the sea lion which made me buy this brilliant birthday card
The idea is that you can get the monkey our of his hoop without ripping the card . . .
Anyway, this is all a preamble to saying that we have a new collection up on the website - all circus themes
I'm delighted as they are such fun designs to sew.