Make do and Mend charity evening

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

Upcycled Charity Shop Raid to Victorian Teacher Outfit

Can you believe my colleague said that this look genuinely suited me? I don’t know exactly what she meant, but this is not going to be my look of choice, don’t worry. One of the many joys of being a teacher, is having to dress up on frequent occasions. It used to be so embarrassing … Continue reading Upcycled Charity Shop Raid to Victorian Teacher Outfit

Mental Health Awareness Week – Part 2: Seven Ways Sewing can help your Mental Well Being (and 4 ways it doesn’t!)

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!)

Chilly Seagulls 2 – The Finished Skirt

  The finished skirt- Hmmm... Well lets just say I learned lots of things from doing this. So here it is. It's ok. I'll probably wear it to work in the winter with some long black boots, but I think generally it's not my style so it was never going to make me "squeee". However, … Continue reading Chilly Seagulls 2 – The Finished Skirt

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