Archive for October, 2013

thread scissors

October 18th, 2013 | Sewing | 5 Comments

These are an absolute delight to use. They were a lot of money but weren’t expensive (if you see what I mean). They are solid and smooth and built to last and can be repaired and sharpened forever and ever. I intend to buy myself a whole set. I bought them from the great grandson […]


October 15th, 2013 | Other | 3 Comments

  embroidery inspired by a Lowry quote, on vintage blanket with a laundry tag The other week I went into London and saw the Lowry exhibition at Tate Britain. It was the first time I’d actually seen his work and was struck by how monochrome, bleak and repetitive his paintings are, as I’m sure everyone […]


October 10th, 2013 | Hearty Good Wishes | 10 Comments

Well, I had an exciting little shopping trip today! I went to the newsagents and bought the November copy of Coast magazine which features my ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ book, and has free patterns for four projects and a coupon for my Etsy shop too. It’s very nice to see my work in a glossy magazine! […]

tailors ham

October 7th, 2013 | Sewing | 9 Comments

Saturday night found me covered in sawdust trying to make a tailors ham and a sleeve roll following the instructions in my Merchant and Mills book. I’m not sure I’ve ever used them before but apparently they will improve my pressing and thereby my dressmaking enormously. I have high hopes of this being true. I’d […]