2014 review in makes

The Twelve Days of Christmas - illustrated by Brian Wildsmith (1972)  This year has been quite a turbulant time for the monster and me.  My faith has helped pull me through along with the love of family and friends - for them I can not be more thankful.  I have made more clothes this year… Continue reading 2014 review in makes

Sewing for Christmas

This is one of the last makes before Christmas, my sewing machine has had a breakdown under the stress and now hopefully can be fixed.  I was stitching my Christmas Mortmain in a fabulous silk and it just would not sew a straight line and then refused to work all together (have just looked into… Continue reading Sewing for Christmas

Stitching for Christmas

I have been making lace this weekend with a Janome 350E and an Urban Thread pattern.  Having read advice on making lace, I used Solu-fleece from MacCulloch & Wallis and 2 layers of it in the hoop. Although I think 1 may well be enough and will exprement and let you know.  If you can… Continue reading Stitching for Christmas

gifts for Christmas

With Christmas just under 2 weeks away, are you ready?  I'm not a big internet shopper, although Etsy did prove to be invaluable this Christmas with the over time I've been doing at work.  I've been scaring South London traffic cycling to the sorting office to collect parcels, off again this morning! My makes list… Continue reading gifts for Christmas

simplicity 1609

I made the monster Simplicity 1609.  She loved the dress when Dave, the Hairy Biker made it on the celebrity sewing bee.  I found the fabric and pattern at the crafty sewer, tartan is great to sew with and not difficult to match up the pattern. It's unlined and very quick & straight forward to… Continue reading simplicity 1609

Christmas Makes – progresss

Yesterday I was busy finishing off a few projects and they are now packed away ready for wrapping.  Thought I'd share a few snaps, I have been asked to get egg cups for 2 chaps and I thought I'd add in monogrammed egg cosies and napkins.  The egg cosies are made from scraps from a… Continue reading Christmas Makes – progresss