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!”
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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!”
Happy Retro Christmas!
As my followers will know I specialise in making crafty products from retro fabrics or anything just that little bit different! I started on my Christmas shop early October after having sourced some lovely retro Father Christmas fabric from Doughtys in Hereford. Last year I used a similar fabric and could have sold many ofContinue reading “Happy Retro Christmas!”
After the Christmas rush I started my sewing again when my son went back to school. Having had weeks of making Christmas decorations and Santa bags I felt like making something different! I had a look through all my Cath Kidston books for inspiration however couldn’t really find anything I fancied making. Out of theContinue reading “Sewing needlecases”
La La land! – The Yellow Dress!
I was looking forward to watching La La Land when I saw the trailer well before Christmas. My husband wasn’t so enthusiastic! You just know when you are going to love a film and I knew I would love this film. Yes, I saw the headlines and heard about the awards, but it didn’t matterContinue reading “La La land! – The Yellow Dress!”
I have finally got around to completing work on my lobster dress! I purchased this lovely navy retro looking material, with white lobsters a few months ago from Fabric Rehab, www.fabricrehab.co.uk with a view to making a skater style dress. However, after making a tote bag from this material for my Etsy shop first, I receivedContinue reading “Lobster Dress”
Sewing on Television/Films
A couple of weeks ago, me and hubby (bullied into!) went to see the new Kate Winslet film, The Dressmaker. The film is set in the 1950’s and is based on the book by Rosalie Ham. Its about a dressmaker returning to her native Australia to right the wrongs done to her in the past.Continue reading “Sewing on Television/Films”
As a child of the 1970’s loved the Clangers, my favourite character was the Soup Dragon. It sounded such a brilliant name for a dragon to have. To my surprise my young son loved the Clangers too (we bought him all our childhood DVD’s) so imagine the excitement when CBeebies decided to bring the seriesContinue reading “Knitted Clangers!”
A cute telephone fabric pinboard, with a red ribbon crossover for effect. Just add pins and off you go.
Finally got round to making a square pincushion for a change! Using red and pink spotty fabric, I made a patchwork effect and added ric-rac for a nice finish. The red heart button finishes it off. If you like this, you can buy it on Folksy.