Cosy and sparkly!

Hi there! My blog post today is a very exciting one; I was asked to be one of the pattern reviewers for the brand new pattern company, My Handmade Wardrobe Patterns. Now obviously my ego quite liked this, but honestly I find this new pattern collection really interesting.  These patterns have been designed to "provide... Continue Reading →

Unicorns everywhere….

Hi there! Hope all's well in your bit of the world? Today's post is a pretty quick one; I probably wouldn't even bother sharing this now except for the very lovely fabric involved! I was lucky enough to get free tickets for the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate in November.  I've managed this one... Continue Reading →

A touch of Christmas sparkle

Hi there! And happy Christmas! Hope you're all prepared for the big day tomorrow?  For once, I'm feeling relatively calm; the kids finished school 3 days after I finished work so I actually had time for a little Christmas shopping and gift wrapping that didn't need doing at the speed of light in the wee... Continue Reading →

Snuggly winter dress

The problem with winter blogging? No natural daylight! I've had this post drafted for a few weeks now and have actually worn the black dress in question so often that the fabric is starting to bobble! So what's a girl to do but make another one?...... You know those days where you need to look... Continue Reading →

Golden Givre

Hi there! How's your December going? Are you feeling festive, brimming with mulled wine and mince pies? Or do you, perchance, have primary school age children and are therefore drowning under the requirement to send party food, nativity costumes, cards, gifts, christmas jumpers and god only knows what else for each child on different days?... Continue Reading →

Success despite myself!

Morning! Hope you're enjoying this unseasonable warm weather; I've just got back from dragging myself and the girls to Junior Parkrun so am obviously tucking in to a cafe latte and a chocolate chip cookie bigger than my head..... Since finishing my coat, I've felt the need for a few quick and easy makes to... 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 seriously classy maxi

Hi there! Firstly I'd like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my last post; I was rather overwhelmed by the response to be honest.  So many thoughtful, lovely comments here, on Facebook and on Instagram; thank you all so very much. Today, normal service will be resumed with my latest post for... Continue Reading →

Tribute to Dolly

Hi there! It's time for another summer holiday dress, but this time it's a Tribute Month make. The Sewcialists Tribute Month is all about taking inspiration from another person who sews and communicates about it online. My first post this month was taking general style inspiration, from Shauni, and making a culottes jumpsuit. This one,... Continue Reading →

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