Adventures in patchwork and other handmade crafts

About Me!

Hi, I’m Kerry, I’m 29, and I have fingers in many pies- I have made and sold chocolates and jewellery for many years, but now I’m expanding into other areas and just love patchwork. I like how all the little pieces come back together to make something great! I enjoy making pictorial quilts especially. By day I design printed materials and do the general marketing stuff for an exhibition stand company.

PennyDog is named after our first greyhound Penny, aka The Penz. We also took on a fluffier blue brindle greyhound called Fletcher in May 2009. Then in October 2013 came Gwen, who is a more rotund and slightly more socially aware version of Penny (though she is taking a bit of work to get her out of her shell). After Fletcher passed away in March 2014 we then got a Pointer puppy called Hank! Gwen, Hank and I live in Leicestershire with my husband Alex,. We love ice hockey and particularly follow Nottingham Panthers and I’ve chosen the Pittsburgh Penguins as my NHL team for nostalgic childhood reasons. I’m also a founding member of the East Midlands Modern Quilt Group.


  • Hi Penny,
    Just like to say how much I like your jewellery and blog, its very informative and well written.
    Jane Knobbs

  • I had a poke around at your jewellery too… and I have to say, I was surprisingly impressed by… resin! The gold leaf ring was lovely!

  • I have just started to deal with Kerry, as it not always easy to find supplies in the UK. Having a penchant for Lurchers and Greyhounds and the fact that she donates some of her profits to dog trusts, means it is someone I am more than happy to do business with.

    Currently I work with glass, but resin offers a lot of design potential.

  • Love your AmAzing resin work! Very simple and elegant. I’m a jewellery designer, and I love looking at other designers’ creations to gain inspiration for my own work. I’m so happy that I’m going to have my shop too!! I will be selling my really first collection in this designer store (! I wish I’ll become as famous as Diane’s Sutras or Vera Wang 🙂
    ByE !

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