Bonus points if you can comment and tell me where "here Hare, here" comes from! I love this cushion and I loved making it even more as it combined drawing and art with sewing - win win. For the Make do and Mend evening, I was asked to donate a raffle prize, so this is … Continue reading Here hare here – raffle prize cushion
In what accidentally seems to be shaping up as a year of charity, I was very eager to help when an email popped up from Charlotte inviting me to help at her fundraising evening. Charlotte was raising money for Marie Curie in honour of her mother. She decided to host an evening at my local … Continue reading Make do and Mend charity evening
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