Archive for category : Sewing
I’m just back from a lovely (and snowy) weekend teaching at Hope and Elvis. Louise has a wonderful collection of vintage fabric which she generously lets everyone use. I spend quite a bit of my time there rummaging through her scrap baskets, pulling out my favourites and making little piles of textile treasures. Anyway, some [...]
I’m repeating myself here, but do so knowing it will make quite a few people happy! So, here you are: a little PDF for you, just in time for Easter. Pattern – Rabbit Softie.
My little business has had a bit of a growth spurt recently. So to celebrate I’ve treated myself to an ipad mini. And let me tell you, it’s a thing of beauty. I’m hoping it will make travelling, working and generally being away from home easier and more pleasant, and I can Instagram at last [...]
I’ve admired her work for so long and now I’m the very proud owner of a little piece. I mean, look at him! How could I resist such a character? Visit Mandy’s Etsy shop and treat yourself to a real bargain. Now, I’m saving for one of these stools.
Recently, a lady on one of my workshops cut herself quite badly leaving me to find the venue’s first aid kit (which I did and all was well) but… I realised that having my own first aid kit would be far more comforting. So, here it is. And I never want to use it.
invisible mending seemed unattainable so I went with very visible mending. In vintage wool no less.
This week I made myself a really nice make up bag using Tilda’s pattern from ‘Sew Pretty Home Style’. The fabric is a voile remnant from Ray Stitch, the pink lining is an old tablecloth and I found the lovely zip at Quilters Dream. In other news: :: I’ve had fun with Ali’s Compound Word [...]
inspiration seems to grow slowly round here and one day soon this pile will tell me what it wants to be :: Brene Brown’s TED talks on wholehearted living: vulnerability and shame. Fascinating.
weak but welcome sunshine this morning for photographing my new striped dress. I do like it- it’s comfortable and practical and has a few nice details but I really wanted to love it. Maybe it’s the fabric- a big blowsy floral with more drape might be better. Maybe it’s me. It’s not the dress pattern. [...]
somehow over these last busy few weeks I found a little time to make myself a new dress; I chose a green and cream striped cotton from the Clothhouse and the Lily Linen Dress from Tessuti and you’ll see the finished article when I’ve found another little pocket of time to photograph it!