Things are getting a little bit festive around here...


Hope you're having a good week! I thought I'd stop by to share with you some Christmas Decorations I've been working on this year. 

Well firstly there's the Christmas doors (there was always going to be doors wasn't there?!) These have sweet little card envelopes attached to them which can be personalised with names or a little message. They are currently listed in my Etsy Shop you can get more information here

Next, inspired by my post box cards, note books and bags, I created these little post box decorations. These, like the doors, can have a little envelope attached with a personalised message. Click here for more information. 

Lastly, I've been really inspired by cheeky seagulls this year. I just love them (even though they are definitely a menace sometimes!) The sound of seagulls reminds me of many summer holidays visiting my Gran in Tynemouth at the seaside. These festive fellows can be found here...

This weekend (14/15th November) I am taking part in Fabulous Places Market so you can get 10% off with code FAB10

Hope you have a great weekend,


My my, where has the time gone?!

 Good evening, hello,

My goodness me, where the blummin' heck has the time gone?

So much has happened since we last spoke, British Craft and Trade Fair, lots of new products, workshops and of course the small matter of a global pandemic! This year has been like no other but I'm not going to dwell on the latter too much cause I feel we hear enough of that on the news and social media!

I'm going to try and update my blog more regularly (heard that before haven't we?!) but no I really am. I've got so much to waffle on about, including my first trade fair (albeit online and slightly different than I had planned) and the wonderful courses I've signed up to by the super talented Helen Hallows and the work I have created on them (very different the stitching I usually do). 

So this post is just a little one to say there will be more posts soon (like a film trailer without the film or juicy cliff hanger!) I hope to post on Sunday's again - but don't hold me to that!

Anyway I hope you're well and the life isn't too topsy turvy for you - I promise we shall speak soon!

Good night!


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,