Happy Mother’s Day from one Mum to another ….

Happy Mother’s Day from one mum to another for our giveaway of a portrait made from your child’s drawing. Thanks for sending in your drawings to us. We printed them off and put them into a box. One of the kids took the special drawing from the box. The one choosen is…..

Joanna Kamińska-Wujek .

Drawing by Joanna’s eldest son.

Joanna sent in a drawing by her oldest son who is taking after his mother I think. Joanna is a fellow artist who goes under the name of Jokamin and we met each other at the Glucksman Gallery at their Christmas craft fair. As it so happens she is having an exhibition down in Pana Bread Bakery in Cork. So if your around the area and want to bring home a beautiful painting along with some bread head over.

I hope you like what I decided to do with your eldest son’s drawing Joanna. I decided to use some hand embroidery and mixed it with some machine embroidery to create a textile sculpture.

Close up of Hand Embroidery


For me the drawing starts to dictate sometimes what to do. In this case I wanted to try out a couple of different techniques and have some fun with the whole process.

Going over the hand embroidery with some machine embroidery

Here is the whole process photographed. I really loved the freedom of working on this portrait and turning it into a textile sculpture.

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The cheeks and the mouth are all hand embroidered

It all started to take shape with the hair. I used a coiling technique and added little hearts to the end of the hair.

Coiling technique

Coiling technique which I used for the hair.

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Adding some fabric for the clothes using applique.

Close up of the butterfly

Close up of a the little butterfly perched on her shoulder.

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Detail of portrait

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Finished portrait of a mother as a textile sculpture.

I hope you like it and I decided to add embroidered text to the piece ” Happiness is like a butterfly”


Happiness is like a butterfly qoute

Happiness is like

Happiness is like qoute machine embroidery

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Mother’s day the fished piece. Textile sculpture

If you would like a commissioned portrait please get in touch. You have the choice of sending a drawing or sending a photograph and I will create a textile sculpture just for you. Send it to here

Also check out our family collection.


Our new website


Over the past couple of weeks we have been working away changing our website and making it more mobile friendly and easier to navigate around.

I also have new ranges for you to meet. The family dolls I have been working on a long time. They  make a very special present, as they are custom made for your child from their drawing. We will be expanding on this range in the new year, so sign up to our newsletter to hear whats new.newwebsitefamilydollsinsta

I also have  custom made family portraits  which are quirky and especially made for you. You can just send us a photograph and I will work from it to create individual portraits. newwebsitefamilyportaits16

There is also a new friend for the softies called Towery. He is a very huggable character. He is found alongside all the characters in our shop .


newwebsite16towermanforshopI also do realistic portraits of couples and families from photographs which you can also order. Here is an example of what I can do for you. They make great wedding or anniversary presents.



I want to say a big huge thank you to a few select people, you know who you are. It’s people like you that make me think yep they are still good people around helping others.

I appreciate feedback from clients and customers, so get in touch with me with any ideas or special requests you have.

We really hope you enjoy the new site.

Jacinta & family xxx