My sister is pretty good at nail art… I am not. But I wanted something a bit fancy for Christmas this year and asked if she would give me a festive manicure… she said yes providing I would whip her up a quick puppy scarf. She had found a spotted cotton pretty cheap and brought… Continue reading Tit-for-tat puppy scarf
It’s party season again! That of course means I need to make a new party dress… except this year I just stuck to making a new top. I shared my plans a couple of blog posts ago along with other items I was hoping to sew over the winter. So let’s jump straight to it..… Continue reading Sparkly!!
This year I’m really enjoying decorating our new house for Christmas. Because we are inviting his parents over for their Christmas dinner the focus has really been on the whole house rather than just the living room… which it’s always been when we were living in the flat. So of course me being me, I… Continue reading Christmas bunting…
Don’t you just hate it when someone has a birthday close to Christmas? This means thinking of two gifts rather than just the one! Luckily one of the pre-Christmas birthdays is my Mum, and she’s dead easy to think of gifts for. This year she got a very craft-based gift from me… I made her… Continue reading Birthday hats
I’ve been busy adding to my handmade wardrobe… just a couple of bits that I’ve made before. I wasn’t sure whether to put them up on the blog though, even though they’re both very awesome, because I’ve nothing new to say about them. For example… Exhibit a: Scout tee. Modifications to pattern: none Exciting occurrences… Continue reading Do we post about everything we make?
And she goes and picks up her knitting needles… because that’s how anyone who knits responds to the news that there’s going to be a new dinky person in the family… right? So I should probably introduce baby… kind of… My brother and sister in law are expecting, and have decided to not find out… Continue reading A new baby you say?
A while ago Kennis at Itch to Stitch put out feelers to see if anyone wanted to test her upcoming pattern called the Hvar Jacket. It’s a lightweight woven jacket pattern, unlined, with a gorgeous waterfall collar. I figured, hey, couldn’t hurt to put my name down… I liked the pattern and had a possible… Continue reading Hvar pattern testing