Children's, Sewing

Children’s Raincoat: Robert Kauffman Ann Kelle Chicken Print

And now for something completely different…. A few weeks ago I went off to Birmingham to a sewing show with my Step-Mum. We spent the day mooching about a huge space looking at lots of pretty fabrics and patterns, when this gorgeous laminated cotton caught my eye. That would be perfect for a kid’s raincoat,… Continue reading Children’s Raincoat: Robert Kauffman Ann Kelle Chicken Print

Sewing, Skirts

Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

My Step Mum found this pattern for me and I instantly fell in love with it especially the fringe trimmed version of the skirt, who doesn’t like a bit of fringing after all? So when the fine folks at Zazzle.co.uk got in touch with me so see if I would collaborate on a couple of… Continue reading Simplicity 4579: All Sewn Up – 50s Fringed Skirt

Other stuff

A Tiny Break from Sewing: Flowers Everywhere

A few weeks ago I got notice that my application to sell my swarovskii encrusted hairflowers at Hebden Bridge burlesque Festival. So the last few weeks have been a non stop sticking shop. I'll be at the Bazaar on Saturday 2nd May with a huge array of pretty sparkly flowers, so if you're going please… Continue reading A Tiny Break from Sewing: Flowers Everywhere

Day Dress, Evening Dress, Sewing

Simplicity 7702: All Sewn Up – 60s Shift Dress

My first sew of 2015. A few weeks ago I put a blog up for advice, after I scored some gorgeous vintage style fabric from John Lewis in the sale, asking what your opinions were on the pattern to pick. In the end the simplicity won out. I wanted to try something different, something with… Continue reading Simplicity 7702: All Sewn Up – 60s Shift Dress

Sewing

Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)

Well as you know we're in the new house, all is unpacked and yesterday we had our nearest and dearest over for a housewarming. So lovely to have our friends over and the next generation ( not star trek - just our mates awesome kids). Now the dust has settled I'm in the mood to… Continue reading Help me choose a pattern (aka being indecisive sucks)

Embroidery

Embroidery: Christmas Table Crafting

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas Day! Here are a few pics of my table cloth and napkin embroidery (which I finally finished on the 23rd - phew!). All patterns are from the excellent Doodle Stitching the Holiday Motif Collection book, which is really great value for money for anyone who likes to embroider for… Continue reading Embroidery: Christmas Table Crafting

Books, Embroidery, Sewing

Christmas Sewing, Embroidery and a Double Craft Book Giveaway!

Hello there! Apologies for the silence the last couple of months but my work load has been off the charts both in my full time job and my copy writing freelancing, but the good news is I am now free to sew and craft! First off, I have picked the gorgeous fabric for my dress… Continue reading Christmas Sewing, Embroidery and a Double Craft Book Giveaway!

Other stuff

Decoupage Jewellery Making with the Ministry of Craft

Last weekend I made my way into town for a decoupage jewellery making class with the Ministry of Craft. This is the first course of theirs that I have taken, I have been aware of them for a while and finding myself at a loose end this weekend as Timbo was away with work, I… Continue reading Decoupage Jewellery Making with the Ministry of Craft

Other stuff

Crafters Take Note: Lucky Dip Club

This month I received my first Lucky Dip Club box. I’m not new to monthly box subscriptions, I’ve subscribed to a certain beauty box for around two years until recently when it lost its shine and I was overloaded by creams and perfume samples. And fake tan. For me. The quintessential English rose. The lovely… Continue reading Crafters Take Note: Lucky Dip Club

Embroidery

Embroidery: Wild Olive Spring Stitching Project Quilt

I’ve been a huge fan of Wild Olive for years and have downloaded (and embroidered) a fair few of the free patterns but this year I decided to give her Spring Stitching Club a go. It was a very important little chap’s first birthday coming up and when I saw the preview of the club… Continue reading Embroidery: Wild Olive Spring Stitching Project Quilt