Llovely Llamas

Today my latest blog post for Minerva Crafts goes live.  I chose to make up an old favourite, the Grainline Linden sweatshirt. And, quite unusually, I messed up! The finished project is fine; it's just not what I intended. I've mentioned quite a few times that I get very frustrated about fabric requirements on patterns... Continue Reading →

Sewing for Mum

My mum is amazing.  I don't say that often enough for everything she does, but she is pretty incredible. She's also something of a wonderful dressmaker, up to and including making her own wedding dress, 2 of my aunts' wedding dresses, all my bridesmaids' dresses and still never letting me forget that I bought my... Continue Reading →

A tale of two Lindens

Hello! So I've finally done it - I've stuck to my good intentions and made the same pattern twice in a row to perfect the fit! And I've continued my quest to improve my skills with stretch fabrics - go me! Let's rewind a little, shall we?  I've been admiring the Grainline Linden since it popped... Continue Reading →

Planning for distraction

I feel like this blog hasn't got off to the happiest start.  I started my last post by saying how exhausted I was. And this one.... well, it's fair to say I've had an incredibly bad week. And I've wondered whether to put this on the blog or not, particularly as I've achieved precisely zero... Continue Reading →

Growing pains

This week has been a hell of a week.  Which on the face of it is weird, as I've been off work on holiday for a fortnight so theoretically, I should be extremely chilled out right now. But. The reason I'm off work is my biggest little girl started school last week (part time at... Continue Reading →

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