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
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
Believe it or not, this is meant to be a stuffed toy turtle. He's about 25 years old and a symbol of all that is wrong with my sewing at the moment. I've been in a bit of a sewing slump at the moment. Not that I haven't been sewing, I have been (apart from … Continue reading Learn from the Turtle