dressmaking · Fun days out · Vintage style

The Bling Clutch and the LBD

Hi there! Thanks so much for visiting my blog 🙂 Every girl needs a little black dress and earlier this year I found an absolute gem at a bargain price. It was during a visit to Leyburn in North Yorkshire, home to my favourite charity shop, which raises funds for St Teresa’s Hospice. My sister,… Continue reading The Bling Clutch and the LBD

Craft delights · Fun days out · Keepsakes and accessories

The Sew Saturday Beauty Bag

Hello and welcome back to my blog 🙂 Today I want to tell you all about Sew Saturday, which is an annual event organised by Sew Magazine to promote and celebrate local haberdasheries and fabric shops. Jean at Goldstitch Sew Cafe near Durham has been involved since it was launched three years ago and always organises… Continue reading The Sew Saturday Beauty Bag

Craft delights · Fun days out

Katie and Ali’s Wonderful Wedding Crafts

Hello and thanks for stopping by! My good friend and work colleague Katie got married last month and all of the reporters from The Northern Echo's South West Durham team headed to Scotland to join in the festivities. Our photographer Sarah was also there taking the pictures, except for the one below as she is… Continue reading Katie and Ali’s Wonderful Wedding Crafts

dressmaking · Fun days out

A Fabulous Fifties Afternoon Tea

On Sunday, my friend and colleague Katie and I treated our mums to afternoon tea with a vintage twist. Organised by the Friends of the Richardson Hospital in Barnard Castle, the Fabulous Fifties Afternoon Tea combined three of my favourite things - 1950s fashion, history and lots and lots of cake. Such a lovely event… Continue reading A Fabulous Fifties Afternoon Tea