Hurrah! For the first time this year I have a reason to look forward to next month, and it’s all down to Zoe. Once again, Zoe is running Me Made May. This wonderful challenge encourages you to make a personal pledge, appropriate to you, to get more out of your handmade wardrobe, rediscover those things…… Continue reading Me Made May
Hi there! Hope you’re OK and dealing with Blue Monday? If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I seem to have managed to get myself signed up to a couple of sewing challenges this year. I’m in two minds as to whether this is a good thing or not. Generally, I’m in favour…… Continue reading Challenges on every side!
Hi there! Happy new year! Welcome to 2017; here’s hoping it’s a little easier on the nerves than last year was. I had quite a busy festive period, sewing wise, or at least the run up to Christmas. Particularly on Christmas Eve night when, having told the children all day that Santa would bring gifts…… Continue reading Cleo clicked!
Hello! How’s your week going? Things have been hectic round here but sewing and also shopping has been happening too! A little while ago, the lovely Clarinda Kaleidoscope put an open invitation on Instagram for people to join her at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia. I had a quick look at the cost of…… Continue reading Orla on show
I feel like this blog hasn’t got off to the happiest start. I started my last post by saying how exhausted I was. And this one…. well, it’s fair to say I’ve had an incredibly bad week. And I’ve wondered whether to put this on the blog or not, particularly as I’ve achieved precisely zero…… Continue reading Planning for distraction
What is it about the big shows put on at exhibition centres around the country? I’ve been to several now for a number of different interests and there’s just something about them that’s somehow slightly disappointing. Take today. I went to the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show in Manchester. It’s some years since I’ve been…… Continue reading Show and Tell
Although this blog is very new and shiny, I have been sewing for a little while now and there are certain fabrics I feel pretty comfortable with. Cotton. Cotton’s pretty good. Particularly quilting cotton – firm, stable, pretty colours…. not always great for dressmaking though, is it? Looks great on the hanger or on Gertrude…… Continue reading Stretching the issue