I love vintage clothes. The excitement of searching for that special skirt, top, dress at vintage fairs! Then the disappointment when a size 10 which is what you are now bears absolutely no resemblance to a size 10 back in the day. You take a size 10 fifties style dress to the changing rooms toContinue reading “A Vintage Dress”
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New Sewing Room!
Happy Sewing! My Christmas present to myself was a long awaited garden office. I actually ordered it in September, so it was an early Christmas present really! It didn’t arrive until November and it has taken ages to sort things out. The office had to be insulated as it was too cold to work, despiteContinue reading “New Sewing Room!”
Menopause – A New Beginning!
Late last year, I attended a yoga workshop focusing on the menopause, run by Barefoot Yoga. I am afraid that I have reached “that age!”. I have been reading up on the perimenopause and menopause over the past year or so and have tried to take note of ideas and have adapted my diet andContinue reading “Menopause – A New Beginning!”
The City Chicken Keeper
This is the story of the woman who had the romantic notion of keeping chickens in her back garden and collecting fresh eggs each morning. Last July, that notion became a reality. Welcome to the City Chicken Keeper and her 3 chickens, Julia, Sybil and Margot. The idea of keeping chickens to be honest happenedContinue reading “The City Chicken Keeper”
Agatha Christie, Greenway
I had always wanted to visit Greenway, the picturesque summer house of Agatha Christie in Devon. On a recent weekend away in the lovely Dartmouth, I was lucky enough to fulfill that wish. My obsession with Agatha Christie really started in the 1980’s with the BBC TV adaptation of the Miss Marple books, with theContinue reading “Agatha Christie, Greenway”
February Escapism, Homemade Style!
Hi guys. A very belated Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s been over 6 months since I’ve written a blog. With a mixture of home schooling and an increase in sales to my Etsy shop (one good thing to come out this situation!, I don’t seem to have any spare time whatsoever. At leastContinue reading “February Escapism, Homemade Style!”
Frida and me!
Since watching the 2002 film depicting the life of Frida Kahlo, by the fabulous Salma Hayek, I have been fascinated by the life and the art of this hugely iconic Mexican artist. Frida Kahlo is a world known iconic brand. A few months ago, I was searching the web for some Frida fabric and cameContinue reading “Frida and me!”
La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark
On our family holiday this year we were lucky enough to visit Jersey for a third time I love this little island, where time stands still and everyone is polite and the traffic filters in turn at roundabouts. As we were there for a couple of weeks, we decided the visit Sark, which actually fallsContinue reading “La Seigneurie Gardens, Sark”
Samares Manor, Jersey
This was my second visit to the lovely Samares Manor botanical gardens in Jersey. Last year we visited on the last day of our holiday and I found out that you can have a free return visit within 2 weeks so I didn’t make that mistake again and we went early in our holiday! SamaresContinue reading “Samares Manor, Jersey”
Bags of Star Wars!
Gosh, did I have fun this week with my Star Wars fabric quarters. I had been keeping them for a while as I was undecided what to make with them. Any fabric like this normally gets turned into a PE/kit bag! Then last week I decided upon turning them into carrier bag holders (so usefulContinue reading “Bags of Star Wars!”