Project bags for knitters

It’s so nearly Christmas and I am so not organised, how about you ? I can see myself this year buying everyone’s gifts last minute. I am trying to make everyone a little something, except for the teens in the family and maybe the men, then buy them a gift as well from other makers…

A little SALE and some baking

What a lovely weekend we have had here in West Sussex a mini Indian Summer. We spent it on the beach and walking in the woods hunting for conkers. What did you do this past weekend ? I have set up a sale in my shop where you can save 20% on all my aprons…

Making the most of the last days of Summer

It’s all change with my girl starting back at school next week and my boy the following week, starting film school. The house will once again full silent and feel empty during the day, so I have stocked up on lots of new fabrics and will be busy sewing the hours away. But for now…

Artisan aprons and the best Shortbread

It’s been a week of visiting family, days out with the teens, broken bones ( the husband ), catching up on orders, picnics on the beach and of course baking. First I made a new Artisan style apron in a super light and soft cotton fabric ….. I am just loving these aprons at the…

Our daily bread

Now I would love to have the time to bake bread on a daily basis but sadly that is not to be as I am just to busy and unorganised. When I was a child my father worked at a local bakers and we had freshly baked bread everyday of the week and at weekends…

Photo shoot fun and brownies

They say you should never work with children or animals, well I don’t know about animals but I am going to add teenage girls to that list. On Friday afternoon we visited my sister for a cuppa and to photograph my aprons using my daughter and my niece as the models. To say the least…

I am going to make a voodoo doll

‘ I am going to make a voodoo doll ‘  were the words my 14 year old daughter mumbled to me on Sunday. ‘ Oh OK ‘ I replied when really I wanted to say WHY !!!!! Each holiday from school I encourage my daughter to sew. In the past she has sewn several cushion…

Baking on the last day of term

I love baking and don’t do enough of it as my daughter tends to do the most of it and she is really good. I started to teach my children to bake and cook from a very young age, when they were still toddlers, as it was a way of entertaining them and spending quality…

Fun at the beach

Yesterday evening the teens and I went for a walk along the beach and it was such a gorgeous evening. We played hot potato ( good for the biceps so I discovered ) and I photographed my new tea towels and then we strolled home as the sunset. Tea towels galore now in my Etsy…

Bees and pom poms

This week has been yet another hectic week but I did finally have a spare couple of hours to sew a cushion cover which has been on my to do list for sometime now. I had this lovely piece of bee fabric left over from an apron I made ( remember it Cathy ) and…

Weekend fun

It certainly has been a hot one down here on the South Coast (UK) . We have been having breakfast in the garden, lunch in doors as it’s cooler in rather than out, back in the garden for dinner and then outside for the evening. The garden is looking pretty in pink at the moment…

Sun and Sea

Feeling thankful for the little things …….. Yesterday evening the teens and I went to the beach and it was so beautiful my youngest enjoying an evening swim selfie time with my son before he went of for a swim. Quiet days in the garden listening to the birds sing their little hearts out whilst…