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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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!”
RHS Malvern Spring festival
I’ve always wanted to visit the RHS Malvern Spring show and this year I actually remembered to book tickets and off we went a couple of weeks ago on a sunny Saturday! I watched Gardeners World the Friday beforehand as I thought they would be filming there and I was not disappointed. I loved theContinue reading “RHS Malvern Spring festival”
Dr Who and film fabric!
I saw this great fabric in my local fabric store, Cottonpatch in Birmingham. As an ardent Dr Who fan since a little girl, I just couldn’t resist! It’s bang on trend too for the new female Doctor on BBC although I believe there will be no more Daleks present in the new series The fabricContinue reading “Dr Who and film fabric!”
Flower pot madness!
We had planned a warm Easter school holiday trip to Estepona, south of Malaga, Spain. In reality we were rained in, cold and were grateful of the heated seats in the hire car! It took us 3 days to finally visit the lovely town of Estepona in all it’s sunny glory. It was worth it.Continue reading “Flower pot madness!”
Mickey Mouse inspired
Last week I went to my local Hobbycraft for some supplies and saw a new fat quarter bundle of Mickey Mouse fabric. What fun! I decided to have a go at making a document wallet in the lovely Mickey Mouse fabric as well as some little wallets and purses. I will definitely need toContinue reading “Mickey Mouse inspired”
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”
An old fashioned Sunday afternoon!
I spent a delightful Sunday afternoon at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham where there was a screening of the film LaLaLaLand accompanied by a live orchestra. I have already seen the film twice and own it on DVD and yes, I have the soundtrack! I also previously wrote a blog article on the delightful clothesContinue reading “An old fashioned Sunday afternoon!”
Although I consider myself to be a feminist and fully intend on continuing to bring my son up to believe that women can do anything that a man can do (if not better!), I find some strange personal satisfaction when I can hang out my washing on a lovely breezy summer’s day, watching it all blowing in the wind! IContinue reading “Peg bags”
Hopeful for the sun!
I was thinking one day with a cup of tea in my hand, of what other items I could make with my fabric remnants, apart from pincushions! (I always like making those!) and came up with the bright idea of making a few more sunglasses holders. Last year I did actually make a Lovehearts sunglassesContinue reading “Hopeful for the sun!”