The idea for this project came from my niece, when I asked if she’d like a dress for her doll, she replied she’d like one for herself, thank you very much….nobody’s fool this girl! So I came up with this idea, which uses very simple pattern pieces and some nifty techniques to jazz it up. [...]
Rain, rain, rain… we’ve had so much recently that E has even stopped asking to go and splash in the puddles! So although yet again we’re stuck inside as it’s pouring down outside, at least it means that she’s had a chance to rediscover some toys that had been buried in her toy box for a while. [...]
Ahh bling, the frivolous accessories that transform a plain outfit into a vision of loveliness…or more likely remain in a tangled mess in an old shoebox. Jewellery needs good storage and practical ways of taking it with you when you’re packing for holidays. So here’s an oldie but goodie, the jewellery pouch.
A few weeks back I posted about the ecourse I had started – Sewing for Kids from Whipstitch Fabrics – take a look at all the gorgeous patterns included in the course. Since then I’ve still had little time to sew (and no fabric that I was in love with enough to inspire me) so [...]
Living the crafting dream by sewing my own blood bag! Ah, ok, its a birth story, and it gets a bit messy, come have a look and see what on earth I’m on about…
You may remember my previous post about my fantastic new toy (the sewing machine)… Well, I came across a vintage pattern for school uniform in a local charity shop for 50p, and then couldn’t believe my luck when one of the fabric shops in town reduced all it’s fabrics to £1/mtr. I am a total novice when [...]
I have been considering for a while about making Mimi some clothes. I always have great ideas and intentions but my confidence always gets the better of me and my planned projects slowly slip towards the back of the cupboard. Last week whilst shopping at Bluewater I came across a range of patterns at John Lewis [...]
Ok, before we start, you’re thinking ‘Tea towel? Really??’ Yes, really, and here’s why: 1) Anyone who visits your house will be horribly impressed that you make your own tea towels and therefore must be a Super Efficient sort 2) You can design them to fit in with the colour scheme or theme of your [...]