I've been wearing the shawl collar coat so much since I finished it and only today managed to get photo's of it after work. So thought I'd share a review of the pattern today. Pattern: The Shawl Collar Coat by The Maker's Atelier. Fabric: wool fabric from FabWorks. Notions: universal needle no 11, Gutermann thread, sew-on snaps.… Continue reading The Shawl Collar Coat | pattern review
Wishing you all a peaceful Easter
Last year I worked on an EPP quilt design for a commission and thought I'd share the design and how I do English paper piecing. I do love hand stitching, find it very therapeutic after a long day at work. So here's the pattern to make a baby size quilt: For my quilt I used 1… Continue reading #hexydiamondquilt
I've experimented with another oat recipe, this time its not vegan as it contains an egg, but is dairy free. Makes 18 cookies and worked well, its an adapted recipe from BBC Good Food and I'm going to try cutting out the sugar for maple syrup in my next batch. Want to try, here's my… Continue reading Oat & Sultana cookies – dairy free
I'm in the process of updating my London fabric shops page, added quite a few new stores, please do leave a comment if you know of others.
I was eagerly awaiting the publishing of The Maker's Atelier - Sewing with style. I have been a fan of Francis' patterns since I first met her at a Selvage fair just after the Maker's Atelier launched. The book contains 8 essential patterns, 2 of which are available as stand alone patterns. The ultimate pencil… Continue reading The Maker’s Atelier – TheEssential Collection | review
I've been advised by my gp and specialist to go dairy free and follow a more alkaline diet. Given that I'm addicted to tea, it was a very tricky change, a good cup of tea can solve may things. So I've switched to almond milk, making our own nut butters and reading labels like never… Continue reading vegan baking – flapjacks