The Sewing Weekender 2019

The much-coveted weekend for sewing obsessives opened its doors to me, the weekend before my return to work. It was incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking as well as emotionally tricky. When I set my alarm to make sure I could get one of the tickets (that sold out in 2 minutes) it was a long wait … Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2019

A little trip out with our paintbrushes.

As the summer holidays roll on, you find yourself clutching at straws at how to fill the day, preferably for free. Hazel had been nagging for a picnic. Simple pleasures. So I dusted off our National Trust membership card and went to Greys Court near Henley. I packed our picnic, then had a bit of … Continue reading A little trip out with our paintbrushes.

My Sewing Space (old!)

When we were trawling around houses for sale, "you and your bloody sewing room" may have been uttered by my husband a few times. Mainly, because after checking that there were walls, ceilings and floors in each prospective property, my next thought was, "and where can I set up my sewing room?". My new home … Continue reading My Sewing Space (old!)

Not sewing for 4 months? What have I been doing? Reaching goals!

On the 18th June 2017, it was Fathers' Day. So we went to Wallingford, Oxfordshire as we often did to mooch about and enjoy the day. We'd talked so many times about moving house, somewhere more rural, somewhere that reflected what we both wanted to do, somewhere a bit more "us". Feeling increasingly like we … Continue reading Not sewing for 4 months? What have I been doing? Reaching goals!

I have excellent taste. Monkeys, zebra print and hot pink faux fur hoodie.

  The lunacy of this outfit reflects my freshly ignited passion for sewing that I'm going through at the moment. Hazel is totally dissing all the dresses I make for her, but she was happy with the foxy hoodie, so I embarked on making her another one. This time instead of using my stash, I … Continue reading I have excellent taste. Monkeys, zebra print and hot pink faux fur hoodie.

Totally chillin in our #stella hoodies and #internationalwomensday

I was delighted to get my hands on Tilly Walnes' new book, Stretch. It didn't disappoint. I have sewn a fair bit of jersey before and as a person with poor fitting skills, I prefer stretch fabrics. I don't get on well with my overlocker so I liked that part of the book. Much like … Continue reading Totally chillin in our #stella hoodies and #internationalwomensday