Sewing sunproof swimwear

Hi there! So if you're not following me on Instagram, you might not know that our family holiday this year is a dream trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Obviously there has been a lot of pre holiday sewing and today I want to share 4 garments made for 3 of us using patterns... Continue Reading →

Unicorns everywhere (again!)

If you have small girls (and even if you don't!) you've probably got used to having unicorns on just about everything these days. And it seems that this extends to even fleece backed jersey. I picked up this fabulous fleece backed glitter unicorn sweatshirting from Fabrics Galore at the Great British Sewing Bee Live last... Continue Reading →

Looking back at January

Hi there! I thought it might be interesting to start doing a monthly round up post on the blog.  There are two main reasons for this; firstly, I'm getting to the point where I don't blog absolutely everything I make.  This has been the case for a while now, but I find I'd quite like... Continue Reading →

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…..

Disclaimer; no roasting or fires are actually involved in this blog post: I'm just feeling festive after putting the tree up yesterday! There are, however, chestnuts. Two of them, to be precise. I was contacted a while ago by the lovely Ana of Cocowawa Crafts to see whether I'd be interested in pattern testing her... Continue Reading →

Getting charitable

As regular readers will know, now and again I get the urge to do something for charity. Together with Sally, we've raised around £950 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance across the two Sew Up North events, so sometimes it pays off. I'm fortunate to work for a FTSE100 company that now and again puts its money... Continue Reading →

The girls with the twirly skirts

Hi there! My latest Minerva Crafts Blogger Network post goes live today and, in a change from my usual selfish sewing, I decided to make something for my children this time around.  Clearly that meant making two dresses, rather than selecting a favourite child! They're both at an age where skirts need to twirl and... Continue Reading →

True Bias Southport(s)

Hi there! So this is a slightly delayed summer makes blog post, but I was lucky enough to receive some viscose from Minerva Crafts to review and I've been waiting for them to publish so I could share my makes. The product review, which features three of the dresses I made, is here. So why... Continue Reading →

A trio of Christmas dresses

Hi there!  I need to apologise for the lateness of this post: really, it should have been written and blogged a couple of weeks ago.  However, I've been feeling like hell with one cold after another, and I foolishly forgot to take photos on Christmas Day so have been waiting for photos from Dad.  Such... Continue Reading →

Sewing Christmas gifts

Hello! How's everything going in your world? Christmas was quite hectic here, including a visit to an emergency GP at 9am on Christmas Day with our poorly 3 year old (less than ideal!), but all in all it was good.  The last couple of days have been particularly chilled, involving a lot of playing with... Continue Reading →

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