Basically great

Hi there! Hope you've had as much glorious sun wherever you are today as we have; it suddenly seems to be spring! I wanted to share an extremely plain make with you today; unusually for me, I made a wardrobe basic which will probably get loads of wear! A couple of weeks ago, I went... Continue Reading →

Overlocking confidence

Hi there! Hope you've had a good weekend? I thought I'd write a quick post about my day today.  I've spent the day learning to be rather more confident with my overlocker, and I've thoroughly enjoyed myself. Getting to grips properly with my overlocker has been on my to do list for some time, and... Continue Reading →

Dotty about Datura!

Hello! I've another catch up post for you today, so I'm afraid if you follow me on Instagram you may already have seen some of these photos. Sorry not sorry, I love these makes! So a few weeks ago, my colleagues and I from Halifax trailed down to London for one of those lovely corporate... Continue Reading →

Bloggers’ day out

Hello! Well, despite it being distinctly grey and wet day, I've had an absolutely brilliant Saturday and thought I'd share it with you. A few weeks ago, I saw something about the Big Simplicity Blog Meet on Instagram.  I was cheeky and asked how you got invited, only to find that you just asked to... Continue Reading →

Me Made May part 1

Hello! How are things with you? Going well? And have you been taking part in Me Made May?  If you haven't heard of it, I'd be surprised, but it's a month long challenge organised by Zoe of 'So, Zo...' Blog. You set your own challenge but the basic idea is to get you wearing your me... Continue Reading →

Getting organised

So how is 2016 shaping up for you? Hope it's going well. We seem to be into a flurry of child birthday parties (there are 45 children in Beth's foundation classroom and she's been very lucky in how many invites she gets), crazy season at work and associated health problems (hello there, first migraine of... Continue Reading →

Pinnies for mini bakers

Hello! This is just a very quick post tonight to show you a quick project I finished today for a friend's school. I say quick - I mean time taken to make rather than time since she asked the favour. Unfortunately multiple migraines have meant it's a couple of months since she asked for help.... Continue Reading →

Stretching the issue

Although this blog is very new and shiny, I have been sewing for a little while now and there are certain fabrics I feel pretty comfortable with. Cotton.  Cotton's pretty good. Particularly quilting cotton - firm, stable, pretty colours.... not always great for dressmaking though, is it?  Looks great on the hanger or on Gertrude... Continue Reading →

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