Sewing
The Owl Dress

The Owl Dress

  I think it’s fair to say Faith is a little owl crazy! She has owl wall stickers, blinds and cushions in her room, she has owl handbags and purses, an owl water bottle and lunch box and asked for an owl birthday cake this year. So it wasn’t a huge surprise when, the day...
Yoga pants

Yoga pants

Sometimes you buy a book that you just love and I have to say, I have studied every page of sewing modkid style in great detail (several times) and absolutely adore it! The clothes, all using knit fabrics, are exactly the sort of things my children love to wear and are really practical for everyday wear....
Makes of 2011

Makes of 2011

At the beginning of 2011 I set myself a goal of knitting from my rather large stash – aiming for 12 projects through the year. After I’d finished Christmas presents, I think I just about managed it (although I haven’t had a final count up). I also started a sewing course and have managed to...
School Quilt

School Quilt

A while back I wrote about the squares that each of the children in Grace’s school were sewing as part of their royal wedding celebrations. They all worked really hard and produced some really beautifully sewn squares. As I I came home with a box full of them a few weeks back, I was slightly...
Sewing in school

Sewing in school

A few weeks ago I was really pleased to be asked by the Year 2 teachers at Grace’s school if I would go in and do some cake decorating demos. The whole school are holding a tea party to celebrate the royal wedding and the Year 2s are making cupcakes for every child in the...
Stash busting

Stash busting

Last year I made a huge effort to do more crafting, in particular knitting, crochet and sewing. I made a good start but didn’t get as much done as I hoped. However, over the past few years I have built up a hug stash of fabric and yarn and this is the year when I...

Upcycled floor cushion

As I mentioned previously, we have been gradually redecorating downstairs. Most of the painting is finished now so I am turning my attention to making the fun things. First up was the crochet rug that I made for the children’s book corner. This week I made a large floor cushion out of 2 duvet covers...

Funky chicken dress

It caused a bit of confusion on twitter when I said I was making a funky chicken dress! We called it that in our house because of the fabric, obviously! I couldn’t resist all the pretty, brightly coloured chickens but only bought a little bit – just enough to make a simple dress. This style...

Business cards

As you may have seen from a previous post, I’m going to CyberMummy tomorrow and very excited I am too! However, over the past few weeks I have been watching everyone’s tweets showing off their business cards and Moo cards that they are taking with them. Initially I decided I didn’t need any but after...

March makes

I’m a bit late posting this as it is already the second week in April! The reason is that I was disappointed again. I felt like I’d had a creative month but most of my sewing and knitting projects are works in progress. I also forgot to take photos of some of the things I...

How not to make trousers

There are two situations I have found where I seem to have a wildly misplaced sense of self-confidence. The first is when driving somewhere, especially somewhere I haven’t been before. After all, who needs maps, sat nav or a route planner? We have road signs, right?! I must admit, I’m better at forward planning now...

Short Break

Well, my Acer Aspire One netbook is poorly sick The charger is not working properly and when I switch it on it tells me the battery may be old or broken (I know how it feels!) As PC World were very unhelpful, we contacted Acer direct (also not an easy process!) who are arranging for...