The Shawl Collar Coat | pattern review

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

#hexydiamondquilt

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

The Maker’s Atelier – TheEssential Collection | review

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

vegan baking – flapjacks

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