I've not taken part in #stitchingsanta before, organised by Sheila of #sewchet, but I really enjoyed it! It certainly brought a little buzz back into Christmas, especially since I left it until the 27th to open as we were visiting rellies this year. Who knew that my secret crafter would have the same size feet … Continue reading #Stitchingsanta was good to me this year.
I couldn't believe it when I saw it was May since my last blog. After two years of obsessively sewing, I stopped. I had read of this happening to other people, but now it's my turn. The spark has completely gone out. I made Hazel a birthday dress on auto-pilot. I have had a good … Continue reading Nothing to Report
As promised, I thought I would write a second blog for Mental Health Awareness Week on how sewing helps keep me sane. I think sewing really took over just as one of my other obsessions came to an end - horses! I had a gap in my "me-time" that needed filling and sewing seemed to fit … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week – Part 2: Seven Ways Sewing can help your Mental Well Being (and 4 ways it doesn’t!)
In real life, I find it difficult to hold my tongue. I was elsewhere when "tact" was being issued. In internet land, I try to keep things positive; shine a good light on things. But seriously? This dress was an absolute load of balls. It is the Bridgetown backless dress by Sewhouse7. I made it … Continue reading I’ve just escaped from an institution and I’m on my way to a toga party – How do I look? #sewmystyle
It's mid February and my health kick hasn't gone to plan. Since eating more healthily and moving more, I've put on 8lbs. Sadly, no, that's not muscle. But I haven't given up. I won't go on about my plans here, but my Instagram feed is a bizarre mix of fabrics, dresses and women posing with … Continue reading Dream Wardrobe Adventure; Maritime Knit Top
People don’t believe me at first when I say I’m not doing Christmas. I’ve “not done it” a few times now. It’s not really a bah humbug thing, but a combination of wanting to make it feel a bit more special and not allowing buying things to take over December. I do meet up with … Continue reading End of year ramble; minimalism, new year’s resolutions and sewing plans…
I made it to the end of a term of the first sewing club! Bless them, they are delighted with their drawstring bags and felt-book-pin cushions. We were sewing right to the end to get them finished, but I’m glad they get to take home two projects before Christmas. I saw so many magic … Continue reading First rule of sewing club…
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!
Life has got in the way of my sewing for the last few weeks. So instead I found a spare hour to get to grips with organising my hoard. Being organised and tidy is very important to me. I try to follow minimalism as a concept, not just because it leads to a healthier take on … Continue reading Stash Storage
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