10% off Etsy


How you doing? Things are all still a bit weird aren't they. Normality is trying to resume but I guess we'll all just have to wait and see! 

To cheer things up a little bit and also to celebrate my new collection of goodies I'm offering 10% off my Etsy shop when you sign up to my newsletter. 

Just head to the form on the right hand side of this page and I'll ping you over an email with the code in, easy peasy lemon squeezy.

I'll only be sending a newsletter out every now and again to update you on offers or workshops but I promise not to bombard you (you've seen how rubbish I am at updating my blog!)

Hope this makes you smile a little,

Stay safe,


New Collection...

Good afternoon,

Hope everyone is keeping well and safe in these very strange times.

If you follow me on Insta or Facebook you'll already know my exciting news, but if you don't.... * BOOM *  I have a new collection of aprons, tea towels, cards and notebooks! Yeay - actual products with my patterns on - yippee! I have just listed them all on my etsy shop which you can visit here.

Here is a sneak peek of what you'll find...

If you fancy seeing the whole collection or getting more information please head over to my Etsy page. I'd love to know what you think.

Speak soon, keep safe 

Workshops Cancelled

Good afternoon,

I hope this blog post find you all well.

Unfortunately I am cancelling all my upcoming workshops until further notice inline with the government's recommendations on Covid-19. Those that are booked through New Brewery arts you should have heard from them separately. If you have booked to come to the Craft Shed in Lichfield I have contacted you through facebook, email or craft courses website so please check your messages. 

As soon as I have workshops back up and running again I will let you know. 

Take care and stay safe,

Meg xx

Free motion Machine Embroidered Lampshade Workshop

Good evening,

Yesterday I had a really fab day at Crafty Soul in Lichfield with 3 wonderful ladies. I ran my first ever free motion machine embroidered lampshade workshop (catchy title don't you think?) and the ladies absolutely smashed it!

If you would like to join me and learn how to create a free motion embroidered lampshade I am running another workshop at Crafty Soul in Lichfield on Sunday 23rd February 10-4.30 and it costs £70 all materials are included you'll just need to bring you sewing machine and a spot of lunch. For more information and to sign up please click here

Hopefully see you there,

Meg xx

Oh what have I done?!

Hey Hey and a massive HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I love a new year it feels all fresh, shiny and new!

So I thought I'd pop by and write a quick post to tell you about my plans for the upcoming year.  I'll be continuing with my workshops, beginners free motion machine embroidery, stitched house portraits and free motion embroidered lampshades which you can find more information about here

In addition to the workshops I've signed up to something MASSIVE and when I say massive I mean ridiculous! I've gone and done it and signed up to BCTF the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate! Go me! and oh Bloody nora what am I doing??!

If you've been following my blog for a wee while (as in since 2014 just a cheeky 6 years ago!) you'll know that Mum and I did a little recky and went to visit BCTF (you can read the post here) as I intended to show there the next year. Well the next year came and went and the next and then again (you get the picture) and I didn't sign up. I'm very good at talking about my plans but being too scared to put them into action. I mean a trade fair is scary stuff, it's professional and means May I Design will be a proper little business - EEEP! 

So anyway 6 years later I've signed up. Gulp. So over the following months expect to see my pages filled with lots of products and possibly a few panics! The show takes place April 4th - 7th. I am sooo excited and sooo scared! But I'm gonna do this, 2020 is gonna be ace for May I Design. Let's do this but first where's the gin?!

See you soon,



Freehand Machine embroidered House Portrait Workshop...

Good evening chaps,

A few weeks ago I taught my first ever Freehand Machine embroidered house portrait workshop at Crafty Soul Craft Shed in Lichfield and I had an absolute hoot. My three students were wonderful and did such an amazing job and the Craft shed was delightful (So cute, I'm so jealous I'd love a craft shed ... anyway I digress)

We started the day tracing out the buildings which these lovely ladies had chosen to stitch ...

Once they were happy with their sketches, we transferred them onto fabric and they began to stitch ....

 The results were fantastic....

All 3 ladies went home with a gorgeous house portrait that they can display with pride....

I can't wait until the next one if you'd like to sign up to stitch your own house/venue portrait you an find out more information here

I have also updated my other workshop pages click here for more information, if you have any questions or would like to find out more please email me at hello@mayidesign.co.uk I'd love to hear from you.

Until next time 

New Workshop...

Hey hey,

Looks who's back! Apologies again for disappearing I promise I've not been hibernating - if you follow me on Facebook and Insta you'll see I've been a busy bee with workshops and stitching lots doors (makes a change!)
Anywhoo I'm not here to prattle on about why I've not been blogging. I'm here to let you know about my new workshop (please insert drum roll here....)

Stitch your very own free motion embroidered house/ venue portrait

Ok so the title may not be that snappy but the workshop I think will be fab...

You'll get to come along and learn step by step how to create your very own venue portrait <3 I'll guide you through the different stages: from tracing your chosen building, through to stitching it then framing it up and personalising the mount with the house name, street or special message. We can add pops of colour using applique and if you'd like to we can add French knot flowers and chain stitched petals.

I know I would say this but I think it'll be a lovely workshop and you'll go away with a really special stitch (It could even make a lovely sentimental Christmas gift)

I am running my first workshop at Crafty Soul at The Plant Plot in Lichfield on Sunday 13th October 10 -3. I currently have 1 space left but I'll be sure to run plenty more if you fancy signing up or registering your interest please email me at hello@mayidesign.co.uk This workshop is a fab follow on from my beginners workshop and would suit people who have done a little bit of free motion machine embroidery before. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend 

Meg xxxx