Matchy Matchy

I love a little bit of interior coordination – stems from living with mismatched second-hand stuff most of my adult life! So as not to waste the leftover fabric from my tuffet I decided to run up a couple of coordinating cushions. I managed to get two squares and a couple of long bias strips … More Matchy Matchy

Little Mr Muffet

Small dog loves a pouffe. The time had come (again) to get a new one. I should say that I don’t have them specifically for the dog, he just commandeers them, and then ruins them! My first iteration was a (very expensive even in the sale) shop bought pouffe from Plumo. I loved that pouffe. … More Little Mr Muffet

Headaches and Hiccups

Despite being at the tail end of a four day migraine I managed to drag myself to the Big Textile Show at Leicester Racecourse, although not without mishap! Feeling smug that I’d actually got myself out of the house on time, I did think it mighty unprofessional that exhibitors were still setting up when I arrived. … More Headaches and Hiccups

FBA – No Way!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve never been that comfortable wearing fitted dresses but the New Look 6000 offered a fantastic belly disguising ruched detail which I really like the look of. Before buying the pattern I googled what other sewists have come up with to get a more realistic look at what could be … More FBA – No Way!

X Marks the Spot

Last minute (as usual) I decided that I had to have something crafty to take with me on the ‘dogs holiday’. After listening to a ‘While She Naps‘ podcast with Mr X-Stitch I decided cross stitch would be the perfect simple and relaxing accompaniment to our Camper van trip to Dorset. As I didn’t have time … More X Marks the Spot

Busy Sewing Bee

Had a fantastic time at the first Great British Sewing Bee Live event in London, despite the 5.30 am start! My first stop was an exhibition of Liberty fabric dresses from the Fashion and Textile Museum archives. These vintage pieces were stunning and in such perfect condition despite their age. I was really attracted to … More Busy Sewing Bee

Sparkle and Slouch

How many sequins does it take to fill a house? Loving this new super-fast (and that’s saying something for me) make – a slouchy shrug type cardigan, not sure if there’s an official name for them! It’s another Japenese pattern, from Michiyo Ito’s book ‘Simply Sewn: Clothes for Every Season‘. She calls it a ‘Bolero … More Sparkle and Slouch

Creative Blip

I’m not a born creative – but occasionally I display a glimmer of potential… Back in 2015, when trespassing wandering around a local quarry I happened upon a burnt out mattress. I really liked the shape of the springs so I untangled a few and off home I went. I knew pretty much straight away … More Creative Blip