Archive for October, 2012


October 22nd, 2012 | Other, Sewing | 4 Comments

Why is sewing Cub badges (and school name tags) on such a chore when I can quite happily sit and sew anything else for hours on end? Also, mending fallen hems- I don’t like doing that. And I’m not mad about replacing buttons either.


October 19th, 2012 | sewing machine drawing | No Comments

the other day I sat down at my sewing machine and these two faces appeared. I don’t give myself time to simply play often enough- I always feel I should be making something ‘proper’. Which is daft. Because what’s ‘un-proper’ about these faces? :: I’ve got a busy few weeks ahead, so won’t be here […]


October 17th, 2012 | Hearty Good Wishes | 1 Comment

inspired by a ship in a bottle and wanting to make something similar for my book ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ I came up with this modest solution: take a jam jar, take a pen and draw a ship. Funnily enough, whilst all the quilts and other projects are just tucked away in the studio, this is […]


October 16th, 2012 | Crochet and Knitting | 2 Comments

(adj) of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one. Hand knitted dish cloths: mundane but lovely.    


October 15th, 2012 | Family | No Comments

Would you look at that. Glorious sunshine, big wide sky, the boys playing with Betty and the place practically to ourselves (because it’s the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning…)    


October 11th, 2012 | Family, Other | 2 Comments

playing with my hair, my button box and my hot glue gun My Granny used to wear her hair in a roll right round her head. I must have watched her put it up hundreds of times.  

October 10th, 2012 | Other | No Comments

Anne Enright is marvelous.


October 8th, 2012 | Sewing | 1 Comment

made for me from an old blanket using this Martha Stewart pattern and then I made some in flannel for my friend’s birthday- I’m pretty certain that she knows her left and right but I just couldn’t help myself!  


October 4th, 2012 | Family | 2 Comments

when I was little I used to help my Granny clean her brass knick-knacks and now I can’t smell Brasso without thinking of her.      

a dress

October 3rd, 2012 | Sewing | 8 Comments

made from thrifted fabric and no pattern so it is almost entirely shapeless but very comfortable. I made pockets in the side seams which I am quite proud of! The pockets are yellow- because I felt like it. I’ve been wearing the dress with an old leather belt, which I now have to wear two […]