So it's been a while! My brain has been on a go slow recently and I just haven't been able to concentrate to blog, which is the pits. Anyway I haven't been wholly stagnant! Since I last posted I've managed to cobble together my first ever frame purse with the help of a tutorial by… Continue reading Time out but not time off!
After my marvellous success with the beautifully fitting Jade Skirt I decided that maybe it was time to make a foray into dressmaking. One of the things that has put me off in the past is that I'm a totally bizarre size. I'm not much taller than 5ft but I have long legs for my… Continue reading DIY Dress Form
Some years ago, when I was new to this whole sewing lark, I was browsing the Internet for ideas. I needed easy sewing projects that wouldn't break the bank. One of the most inspiring I found was this clutch bag made from the sleeve of an old suit jacket. I loved the look of it… Continue reading Suits Into Bags!
I forgot just how much I love sewing! Up until recently I had been concentrating on crochet (which I really love too!) and sewing had taken a bit of a back seat in my crafting life. I think a combination of small children and a very cold sewing room have seen me curled up more… Continue reading Sewing Love
I first spied this skirt in my Instagram feed. Someone had made it with the most awesome fishy fabric but what really grabbed my attention was the construction. I couldn't work out how on earth those layers at the front were made but I needed to know! Thankfully the poster had linked to the designer… Continue reading Pattern Review – Jade Skirt by Paprika Patterns
Friends of mine have just opened a fabric, haberdashery and craft shop in my home town and being such wonderful people they agreed to stock some of my little bags. You can find them online on Facebook or Twitter. Share the love and give them a wee like or a follow! Being even more amazing they have asked… Continue reading My Totally Reversible Tote Tutorial
For Christmas I got a book that had been on my wishlist for a while. Everyday Crochet by Doris Chan. It had popped up on Amazon as something recommended for me based on the other 500 craft books I've bought! First of all I wasn't too sure if it would suit me because I wasn't… Continue reading No Sweat! My very first crochet jumper!