Craft delights · Keepsakes and accessories · Upcycling

Two Little Birds

And now for something completely different... I love to snuggle up on the couch in front of a film or box set, and it’s even more fun when I have some handicrafts on the go. I feel like it almost gives me an excuse to watch hours and hours of Mad Men or the like,… Continue reading Two Little Birds

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The Mother’s Day Top

Hello there! Don’t you just love it when a pattern takes you by surprise and surpasses your expectations. I do and I find it even more wonderful when my creation is a gift for someone special. This was certainly the case with the Threadcount 1616 pattern pictured below. The pattern came free with an early… Continue reading The Mother’s Day Top

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BOOK REVIEW: The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

Hello! Thank you so much for stopping by! This blog post is a little bit different to previous posts but I     hope fellow sewists will appreciate it. A few months ago I attended the launch of Lucy Adlington’s latest book, The Red Ribbon. If you haven’t heard of Lucy, I suggest you look… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington

dressmaking · Vintage style

#MakeNine2018 and New Year Sewing Resolutions

Happy New Year and welcome back to my blog! Anyone who uses Instagram and enjoys sewing is sure to have spotted the Make Nine hastag. I’ve seen #2018makenine and #makenine2018 so I will probably use both just to be on the safe side! I’m not very good at sticking to my sewing plans and intend… Continue reading #MakeNine2018 and New Year Sewing Resolutions

Craft delights · Keepsakes and accessories

The Peacock Feather Masquerade Mask

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I am excited to share my latest creation with you as it’s so different to the kind of items I usually make. Last month, my friend Laura commissioned me to make her a glamorous mask to wear to a Christmas Ball. It was such an exciting prospect I… Continue reading The Peacock Feather Masquerade Mask