Some of you will know I have an aunt with dementia. She's the centre of my universe and I love finding beautiful gifts for her; as her illness has progressed, this has understandably become more of a challenge. I had a brainwave at Christmas and hacked my Classic Men's T Shirt Pattern to fit her, … Continue reading Dementia Twiddle Mat
Everywhere I look, people seem to be pregnant or popping out babies left, right and centre. The stork must be working overtime! Making a New Baby present is a lovely way to welcome any little bundle of joy into the world, and you can be sure your gift will be completely unique. Here's a few ideas of … Continue reading Essential Makes for New Baby Presents
I love it when people show me things in Pinterest and ask me to recreate them. Those of you who are regular readers will have seen my Drunk Barbie Cake last summer. My friend asked me to make some bunting for her wedding and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make something else. She'd … Continue reading Mr & Mrs Bunting Tutorial
It's great to see so many people become inspired by programmes like The Great British Sewing Bee and the lovely sewing community on Instagram and Facebook. More people than ever are dusting off (or investing in) their sewing machine and buying beautiful fabrics to begin their journey on the quest to build their me-made wardrobes. … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know When You’re Learning To Sew
Take one incredibly talented sewist, put her in the first series of what would become cult viewing on the BBC, The Great British Sewing Bee, and the rest is history. Now Lauren Guthrie has a beautiful shop in Birmingham, selling lots of gorgeous fabrics and offering workshops for other sewists to perfect their skills; not … Continue reading Visiting Guthrie & Ghani
It's hard to believe I wasn't aware of Adam Ross Fabrics until August last year; it wasn't until the goodie bag sponsors for The Sewing Weekender were announced that I got to hear about them. Nestled in Birmingham, their sprawling warehouse is host to the most amazing fabric selection. I was invited for a little … Continue reading Visiting Adam Ross Fabrics
Sponsored Content It's Mother's Day in the UK in 6 days...I know, 6 days time! I'm working with the lovely people at Tilda to show you how to make a really easy Make Up Bag, Wash Bag, or whatever-you-like zipped bag with just one fat quarter of fabric. This really is the perfect last minute, … Continue reading Amazingly Easy Make Up Bag…the Perfect Stash Buster!