Sewing

Ministry of Craft: Overlocking for Beginners Course

First off Happy New Year! It’s been an eventful 2016 and the reason I haven’t been able to update my blog much in the last six months is currently snoozing in his cot upstairs. Our lovely little boy has been keeping me very busy since his arrival in June and as much as I thought… Continue reading Ministry of Craft: Overlocking for Beginners Course

Sewing

Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 3 & 4)

Week 3 This week we started our pinny using some of the techniques we've learnt over the last two weeks, and learning some more. As everywhere seems to be having a remnant sale at present I headed over to plush addict and picked up some end of the bolt plain purple and some mustard cotton… Continue reading Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 3 & 4)

Sewing

Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 1 & 2)

For the last two Wednesdays I’ve been attending the Ministry of Craft’s Develop Your Sewing Skills course. I umm-ed and ahh-ed about booking it as we have had so much to buy for the imminent arrival in the meantime but I am so glad I did, and let’s be honest when am I going to… Continue reading Ministry of Craft: Develop Your Sewing Skills Course (Weeks 1 & 2)

Places To Visit

Cotton Couture: 1950s Commissions from Manchester (Manchester Art Gallery)

I stumbled across this fabulous exhibition when I was researching a blog for Time Out Manchester. You may have read my Gallery of Costume Dior blog a couple of years ago – I’ve always wondered what’s in the vaults there and it turns out this is. This exhibition runs until the end of August, and… Continue reading Cotton Couture: 1950s Commissions from Manchester (Manchester Art Gallery)

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

All Quiet on the Sewing Front

I know I haven't updated a lot recently BUT I have been doing other things which have taken up my free time. Fear not though I shall be back to Sewing in September when I use up my remaining annual leave for a week. I plan on getting a few projects started and finished in… Continue reading All Quiet on the Sewing Front

Museums, Places To Visit

Dior Exhibition: The Gallery of Costume, Manchester

Nestled in the rather lovely Platt Fields Park, and very agreeably a five minute walk from my house, is The Gallery of Costume. Entirely funded by the City Council it has, in recent years, been refurbished and updated to include a changing exhibitions gallery, all housed in the magnificent Georgian Grade II listed building. It's… Continue reading Dior Exhibition: The Gallery of Costume, Manchester