Creativity: Your school needs you!

I’ve offered a sewing club at school. Years ago this would have been a much more relaxed group I am sure. However, it is desperately sad that in my experience, year on year children’s hands-on skills are deteriorating. In the past I’ve met children of 7 who have never used sellotape. I have had to … Continue reading Creativity: Your school needs you!

Simplicity Sewing Challenge – 1206 Toddler Dress

Here is my second entry to this years Simplicity Sewing Challenge - Childrenswear. Hazel NEVER lets me take photos of her with my phone. Anyone else, she will literally say "cheese" and pose, but me? No, I get full on tantrums. I had to do some paparazzi shots using my proper camera as well as … Continue reading Simplicity Sewing Challenge – 1206 Toddler Dress

Chilly Seagulls Skirt -1. The Prep

My first ever competition! I don't know what possessed me, but I signed up for the Simplicity Sewing Challenge! I think I was enticed by the free patterns - so I signed up for "Best Newcomer" and "Children's wear". When the patterns came, I soon realised that the dress pattern for my little girl will … Continue reading Chilly Seagulls Skirt -1. The Prep

Horses and a lining!

Before my obsession with sewing consumed me, I was passionate about horses. Unfortunately, I had to give up riding this year due to back problems, but I hope I’ll return to it one day. Instead, like all horsey mums, I aim one day to live vicariously through Hazel and I have been “grooming” her to … Continue reading Horses and a lining!

While the baby sleeps…

There is nothing more coveted than the 1.30 hours my daughter naps on the days I look after her. As I clear away the lunch things and start the snuggling routine, my mind wanders... to bobbin winding. It's been difficult to keep the intended blog of each project I do and what I learn along … Continue reading While the baby sleeps…