Mother’s Day – This is past week saw Mother’s Day happen in the UK. My girls were very kind, made me cards and potted up some little teacup primroses. I also hinted to my husband that I would like a dress pattern after seeing a gorgeous jersey dress online . It’s the Zadie dress by … More Midweek waffle – 14th March 2018
This past week the weather in the UK has been quite bad due to snow and storms. Temperatures have been in the minus all week and on Friday we had a snow day off work/school because of the amber alert conditions (for ice and snow). To make the most of this bonus day off work … More Bicycle book sleeve
A couple of weeks ago I started a new cross stitch project, a house warming present for a friend. Emily is a school librarian and we both share a love of all things bookish, so I took this opportunity to create a cross stitch using a well known saying. I had a hunt on Etsy … More A modern bookish cross stitch
This month I managed to finish an epic cross stitch, a family tree sampler from the Historical Sampler Company Ltd via Sew and So. I had started this cross stitch last year so that I would have it finished for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. However my hand eczema flared up and I had to … More I finished it: Family tree cross stitch
It’s been a little while since I’ve done a blog post so I thought I’d update you on what’s been going on. This summer was strange, it rained a lot and was generally quite miserable. So now it’s September and we’re embracing autumn (my favourite season). We played board games, spent time together as a … More What I’ve been up to.
A couple of weeks ago I was a winner of an online competition run by Bluebird Fabrics to win a fat quarter of Riley Blake Mod Tod print fabric. I thought that this fabric would be perfect to make a doll carrier that I had recently spied on Pinterest. The tutorial is featured on Ginger Snap … More Toddler Baby Doll Carrier
It’s 2 days until Valentines Day and how beautiful is this mug rug. I found it on Amy Made That. She had so many lovely photos it was hard to choose one. I’d love to make something like this although it would be good for me to start with a basic rectangular/square shaped one 😉
It’s 3 days until Valentines day and here is another gorgeous Pinterest find. It’s for a heart shaped pouch and this a fab photo tutorial from Erin Erikson at Dog Under My Desk. This would make such a cute little gift.
It’s 7 days until Valentines day and here’s a brooch I made last year I created a tutorial so that anyone can make their own embroidered brooch here.
This week I made another plimsoll shoe bag, this time for my nephew Jonah. I used some lovely star print Riley Blake fabric I received from Plush Addict for a recent review post. I made the bag using the tutorial here as a guide. The addition I made was to applique the letter J onto the … More Make it Monday: Appliqued shoe bag.