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!”
Simply Sewing Christmas!
Hi, I’ve been really busy with the lead up to Christmas this year. I’ve exhibited at a local Christmas craft fayre and am working my way through Christmas orders. So far, my farthest order has been a retro pink heart decoration to a lovely woman in Texas! Plus, I finally achieved 100 sales with Etsy! Continue reading “Simply Sewing 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”
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!”
Simple Sew – The Skater Dress
I love making 1950’s style dresses – basically anything with a flared A line skirt will do! I have tried various patterns over the years to see what fits best and which is the better style that I am looking for. I normally stick to my Butterick B4443 easy sew pattern, which has seen me make countlessContinue reading “Simple Sew – The Skater Dress”
A Retro Christmas – Nostalgia required!
I started my Etsy shop in September 2015 and I didn’t really properly prepare for Christmas, I was just learning the ropes, trying new things out and researching what sold and what seemed to be the most popular trends. This year, I started Christmas earlier than I meant to! It came about on a trip toContinue reading “A Retro Christmas – Nostalgia required!”
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”