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
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.
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!)
I started writing this blog with one person in mind. Blogs are a good way to keep in touch with others around the world. I pretty much would write this blog to my mum and hope that others found it interesting too. My heart was broken four weeks ago when my mum passed away. She … Continue reading Dark times.
Sorry, I've been pretty quiet! But I certainly been a plotting and a planning!! After much thought I am dipping my toe into making a small business from my obsession. I'll keep you posted but I plan to get some local people on to the sewing bandwagon and giving a bit to charity while I … Continue reading Watch this space
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 wrote this guest post for Laura of Sew for Victory. How sewing helps my wellness and some tips for creativity... While it’s quickest to describe myself as a long term sufferer of anxiety, in reality, what I suffer from is a multi-plate spinning brain. When each plate is being spun, I feel pretty normal. … Continue reading Sewing for self care
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.
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