I am a little upset with Fibre Mood at the moment. Don’t worry, they haven’t done anything horrendous or anything. But I bought Edition 9 of their magazine just for the Norma pattern – there are other really lovely patterns in this magazine… but I was in it for Norma…. then a week later they… Continue reading Norma
Sustainability is something that has been at the front of the handmade communities mind for some time now. I’m sure you’ll be aware of the ‘Sew Yourself Sustainable’ challenge that is going on in the Instagram world right now. This item isn’t part of that challenge, but it is a sterling bit of recycling! Many… Continue reading Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
I have been pondering maxi dresses and maxi skirts for some time. They seem like they could be a solution to what it is about skirts and dresses that never quite sits right with me. I want to like dresses and skirts, I really do. But I usually end up feeling far too fancy, or… Continue reading Maxi!
So I guess I’d better catch up on the summer sewing that I’ve been doing before the weather makes it just feel weird an uncomfortable. Things are on the turn at the moment so I’ve been thinking more about what I’ll be making for winter than I have been thinking about blogging the things I… Continue reading Culottes are always a good idea!
The idea that I would revisit this every few months hasn’t really worked… I should have been writing this a in July! Never mind eh, I was actually just reminded of it by recent posts from Sewstainability and Wanderstitch. So here I am. The last (well, first but most recent) One Year On post was… Continue reading One Year On… spring 2019
I’ve been listening to a new-to-me podcast during the lock-down and home working setup. Have you found ‘Dressed – The History of Fashion’ yet? It’s amazing!! I am absolutely hooked and love the way Cassidy and April present the giants of fashion, political issues, statements, expressions, and even ways that fashion kills people (mad hatters… Continue reading Back in Black!
Ok we’ve passed the halfway point in the year… most of it has flown past and dragged past at the same time. It’s been a bit of an up and down time for a lot of people as far as sewing is concerned. Some people have reported losing their sew-jo and others have been diving… Continue reading Make 9 – The halfway point
So we’ve passed midsummer, the nights are getting darker again, and the weather continues to be… well… awkward. There have been some days here up north where it has been jumper and waterproof, other days which have been tee and shorts. There is a longstanding joke about the English being preoccupied with the weather… can… Continue reading The full kit!
Lots of us have had lockdown birthdays, but I think it has been especially difficult when they are landmark birthdays. My niece turned 1 this week, and we couldn’t have a party with cake and cuddles!! That’s not going to stop her from having a great day though! I had a plan to make her… Continue reading Here there be dragons!
Since I made my tee with the silver jersey stripes on it I have been thinking of new ways to embellish my makes. I’ve seen lot’s of people using the cricut machine, but those beasts are expensive and not really an option for me. I do have a stamping kit which I have had for… Continue reading Get the paints out!