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!”
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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!”
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”
1950’s Sewing Patterns – A brief history
There is a trend today for making your own clothes, with programmes such as “The Great British Sewing Bee” encouraging would be sewers to throw caution to the wind and have a go! However this isn’t an entirely new phenomenon as sewing patterns have been in existence since the 1860’s. In wartime Britain, women couldContinue reading “1950’s Sewing Patterns – A brief history”
1950’s dresses – A brief history
I think sometimes that I was born in the wrong era. I feel much happier in a dress with a fitted waist and a full skirt. Not necessarily over the top with a petticoat underneath (I do the school run!) but something that makes me feel feminine at least. Jeans are comfortable and practical butContinue reading “1950’s dresses – A brief history”
I love buttons! The prettier the better, I actually love the display of pretty buttons on a button card too. I started collecting buttons when I was a child and built up quite a collection! Nothing vintage or historic, just a few here and there, however the fascination with buttons has never left me. Apparently,Continue reading “Buttons!”
My bible of books
My bible of ideas! These are just a few of my favourite books that give me pleasure just to look through them. They are great for coming up with new ideas of things to make or just for changing a room scene. I always watch any Kirsty Allsop craft and vintage programmes and last yearContinue reading “My bible of books”