I love to sew. I sew things. Therefore, I am a sewer. So why, why, why do books, magazines and blogs call me a sewist! … More I’m not a sewist!
Fabrics inspire me, and this upholstery weight cotton is so well designed with its cute, yet somehow very elegant, pattern of foxes. … More Ginger, mustard and foxes
Dace Road, there’s not a lot of it, and it doesn’t lead anywhere anymore, but if you like your street art it’s well worth a visit. … More Fish Island Art
Which all goes to explain why, when I have yards and yards of beautiful material at home, I felt compelled to buy a metre or two of an alpaca pattern fabric on impulse from my local market. … More Alpacas, the new Unicorns
Procrastination. I’m very, very good at that. When you know something must be done, but you do anything to distract yourself from just getting on with it. That was me when faced with sewing the bedroom curtains. … More Of Procrastination, Pixies and my Hand Crank Singer
So then, what to do with a single curtain in a beautiful fabric? Not having a suitable window to hang it at, I decided to make a handbag. … More Mobiles: A 1950s Vintage Curtain
There’s nothing more fun than starting with an idea and seeing where it takes you. This started as a simple crochet rectangle of rows in 5 colours, worked out each way from the middle to form two matching halves. … More Stashbuster Crochet wrap
Today’s post features personalised bottle carriers. These are nifty little bottle holders made of durable Neoprene that will keep your bottle cool and safe while you’re on the move, and as they fold flat they’re easy to pop into a bag or pocket to take home again at the end of the night. … More Wine Totes
Well ladies, it sounds incredible, but you have the First World War to thank for providing you with disposable sanitary towels! … More Of WW1 and sanitary towels
I’m so excited – we just got ourselves an allotment!
What’s an allotment? Well it’s a plot on a community garden where you can grow stuff to eat. A dirt patch. A vegetable patch. A little area of heaven. … More Forkin’ Weeds