Mental Health Awareness Week: Rant 1 – SATs

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 8th to 14th May 2017. Ironically, this is the same week that 10 and 11 Year olds in England sit their SATs. I feel compelled to get on my soap box about two things related to Mental Health to help people become more aware of it; how SATs affect children … Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Week: Rant 1 – SATs

I’ve just escaped from an institution and I’m on my way to a toga party – How do I look? #sewmystyle

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

Cow Print A-line dress – My Moovalous World Book Day Make

Hazel's World Book Day outfit happened on a whim. I hadn't planned to make her an outfit at all, but I found myself twiddling my thumbs on the weekend and the idea popped into my head. Her favourite book is "Click Clack Moo" by Doreen Cronin. I've had it for years as I have a … Continue reading Cow Print A-line dress – My Moovalous World Book Day Make

Dream Wardrobe Adventure; Maritime Knit Top

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

End of year ramble; minimalism, new year’s resolutions and sewing plans…

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…

First rule of sewing club…

  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…

Sewing. Past, present and future.

  Since the clocks went back I’ve been fighting a spate of winter bugs. So even if I’ve had the time to sew, I’ve been opting for my bed. I’m slowly working on H’s Christmas dress, as we’re on a deadline with that one. But everything else can wait until I feel like I can … Continue reading Sewing. Past, present and future.

Heather by Sew Over It in Prison Stripes

I was in a real sewing slump after my disaster with the shift dress. This little beauty saved me! When I saw the Heather pattern from Sew Over It, I knew I would love it. My signature style at the moment is long comfy tunics over a pair of leggings and I find sewing with … Continue reading Heather by Sew Over It in Prison Stripes

Sh*t Shift Dress

I’ve had a miserable time behind the sewing machine for the last few weeks. I was asked to make something for a friend. The fabric was expensive because I had it printed with a specific pattern, I have never made anything for anyone else before (other than H), I’d never used the pattern before or … Continue reading Sh*t Shift Dress