An exciting delivery

Yesterday I received not one but 2 craft deliveries!!!! The first was contained in this canvas shopping bag (which is a lot bigger than I expected). I totally agree with the slogan ‘Love fabric…hate plastic’ It’s a toddler dress pattern. Since watching the Great British Sewing Bee I wanted to make Elsie a summer dress. I choose this … More An exciting delivery

Dinosaur cuddly toy

Last Saturday was my nephew Charlie’s 3rd birthday party. He is mad for dinosaurs  and could tell a spinosaurus from a T-rex (I’d never heard of a spinosaurus before he told  me showed me one). I remembered that I’d seen a tutorial to make a dinosaur soft toy last September over on the Green dragonfly … More Dinosaur cuddly toy

A year of crafting

As we approach the end of 2012 I thought I’d have a look to see what I actually made this year. There’s a mix of crochet, cross stitch, sewing and button work. 2012 was the year I rediscovered crochet and made some toys using it. Many of these items were gifts for family and friends. … More A year of crafting

Patchwork and art.

Here Sunday night is upon us again and I haven’t really done any craft this week. However yesterday I did take my Mum (who is keen patchworker/quilter) to a local fabric shop  that she had no idea existed. Quilters Quest is a real treasure trove of everything patchwork related, the floors right up to the ceilings … More Patchwork and art.


Another week has gone by and another piece of craft has been completed. Today was my niece  Leah’s dedication ceremony. We had a lovely day and it was great seeing all the family together again. I thought about what we could get her as a little present  and so I decided on a handmade gift … More Sewing!

Cath Kidston gym bag

Hi everyone I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend. My eldest daughter Poppy is starting P1 (or Year 1 depending where you’re from) this week so today I did what every parent in the land must be doing and that’s attach name labels/tags to the school uniform. Since Poppy’s uniform is brand new I had … More Cath Kidston gym bag