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

Cow Print A-line dress – My Moovalous World Book Day Make

Hazel's World Book Day outfit happened on a whim. I hadn't planned to make her an outfit at all, but I found myself twiddling my thumbs on the weekend and the idea popped into my head. Her favourite book is "Click Clack Moo" by Doreen Cronin. I've had it for years as I have a … Continue reading Cow Print A-line dress – My Moovalous World Book Day Make

Dream Wardrobe Adventure; Maritime Knit Top

It's mid February and my health kick hasn't gone to plan. Since eating more healthily and moving more, I've put on 8lbs. Sadly, no, that's not muscle. But I haven't given up. I won't go on about my plans here, but my Instagram feed is a bizarre mix of fabrics, dresses and women posing with … Continue reading Dream Wardrobe Adventure; Maritime Knit Top

Dog tired. Sewing lull. Normal life TBC. 

The two-month virus finally subsided about a week ago. So I'm feeling like I can get back on track, but I'm still desperately tired. I've been nursed on a few days by this angel dog that I borrow. Sometimes a girl just needs a dog to cuddle. I've managed to sew another SOI Heather. Not as good … Continue reading Dog tired. Sewing lull. Normal life TBC. 

End of year ramble; minimalism, new year’s resolutions and sewing plans…

People don’t believe me at first when I say I’m not doing Christmas. I’ve “not done it” a few times now. It’s not really a bah humbug thing, but a combination of wanting to make it feel a bit more special and not allowing buying things to take over December. I do meet up with … Continue reading End of year ramble; minimalism, new year’s resolutions and sewing plans…