slow & steady wins the race

"There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch. Hare ran down the road for a while and then paused to rest. He looked back at… Continue reading slow & steady wins the race

bank holiday weekend sewing plans

A long weekend awaits and I have plans for carving out a little sewing time, as well as fun with my daughter and friends.  First make I have to finish is the Lakeside pj's, pattern by Grainline Studio.  We bought the fabric, thread and pattern from Purl Soho last summer while on holiday in New… Continue reading bank holiday weekend sewing plans

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

The ultimate pencil skirt

I decided on New Years Eve to zap up a skirt to wear out and had luckily found some scuba fabric in  Fabrics Galore's sale - I loved it so much bought it in 2 colour ways! Pattern:  The Ultimate Pencil Skirt by The Maker's Atelier Fabric: Scuba from Fabrics Galore. Notions: stretch needles, Mara 120… Continue reading The ultimate pencil skirt