Christmas, #stitchingsanta and a Linden fail

I can't avoid Christmas this year, what with a toddler in tow and all. She is very excited about a visit from Far Crit-Mas and insists she is a good girl. Who can resist that cuddly reindeer onsie? We've done some lovely Christmas watercolours... ...which tasted delicious. Onto my #stitchingsanta progress. Well, I can't reveal … Continue reading Christmas, #stitchingsanta and a Linden fail

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A creative 9 minutes and PVA carnage

Hazel and I had a great morning running around the park with Barney, our borrowed cockerpoo. So I thought this afternoon, we could have a little chill time at the table- making stuff.  Hazel has started to recognise letters now. She started spotting capital H's a few weeks ago - "it's my name!" She proclaimed … Continue reading A creative 9 minutes and PVA carnage

Mental Health Awareness Week – Part 2: Seven Ways Sewing can help your Mental Well Being (and 4 ways it doesn’t!)

As promised, I thought I would write a second blog for Mental Health Awareness Week on how sewing helps keep me sane. I think sewing really took over just as one of my other obsessions came to an end - horses! I had a gap in my "me-time" that needed filling and sewing seemed to fit … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Part 2: Seven Ways Sewing can help your Mental Well Being (and 4 ways it doesn’t!)

Mental Health Awareness Week: Rant 1 – SATs

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 8th to 14th May 2017. Ironically, this is the same week that 10 and 11 Year olds in England sit their SATs. I feel compelled to get on my soap box about two things related to Mental Health to help people become more aware of it; how SATs affect children … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: Rant 1 – SATs

I’ve just escaped from an institution and I’m on my way to a toga party – How do I look? #sewmystyle

In real life, I find it difficult to hold my tongue. I was elsewhere when "tact" was being issued. In internet land, I try to keep things positive; shine a good light on things. But seriously? This dress was an absolute load of balls. It is the Bridgetown backless dress by Sewhouse7. I made it … Continue reading I’ve just escaped from an institution and I’m on my way to a toga party – How do I look? #sewmystyle

Jeans…seriously, jeans! Safran part 1

It had never crossed my mind to even consider making jeans. I've never made  trousers before, not even a decent pair of pyjama bottoms. This it how it happened! My dream wardrobe parcel arrived with some gorgeous fabric and my first adventure into Deer and Doe patterns. It was the Safran trouser pattern. There was no way I would … Continue reading Jeans…seriously, jeans! Safran part 1