With the new year I had plans and indeed fabric and patterns ready, but couldn't muster the energy to sew. Work has been so very busy and when I get home I have just wanted to sit and do a little gentle hand stitching to calm my mind. I have finished my 'Rome' needlepoint … Continue reading sewing slump
So just before Christmas I made the monster a new dress out of some Marvel fabric and there were a few pieces left over. So instead of making a fabric bag, we decided to buy a shell and strap to make a super cool bag. The shell is from U handbag, as is the strap… Continue reading handmade handbags
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
This morning I read "Happy New Year, I wish you all you wish for yourself & those you love, be kind, be healthy, be easier on yourself and be hopeful for 2017" Kirstie Allsopp. Great wish to start the year. I'm not making any mad resolutions that I can't keep this year, will try to… Continue reading happy new yeer!
I knitted a simple scarf over the past few weeks, all finished on the 23rd - with ends woven in. The pattern is designed by Elizabeth Hale available from ravelry. Knitted with a lovely yarn called Nepal by Drops yarns and bought from Wool Wearhouse, its lovely to knit with and super soft. I love… Continue reading a little kniting
I have spent a few days in Monmouthshire seeing family and discovered a lovely new shop there, selling beautiful home decorations and yarn from the owners own heard of sheep. It's a beautiful natural chocolate double knit, so here is the conundrum - what to knit. I've been looking for a simple cardigan or jumper and… Continue reading knitting help