Work in Progress,Patchwork.

When I sew I usually choose to make items that can be made in a day,except for clothes which takes me several days,as I fit my sewing in around school hours and housework.But come the colder months I find myself enjoying working on more time consuming makes, like this patchwork throw I am in the…

Zipped pouches

I have many zipped pouches not only do I enjoy making them but I also enjoy owning them as they have so many uses including keeping all the loose contents in the bottom of my handbag, like keys,phone,headphones,pens etc… all in one place making them easier to find. personal bits and bobs out of sight….

Hello October

What the month of October means to me ….. getting the throws out to snuggle under on the cooler evenings with a good book,TV show or film night with the family lighting the candles at dusk. I found this sweet candle holder and the candles in Southampton’s Flying Tiger store for only a few pounds….

Something blue…

I seem to have a thing for the colour blue,even though I may not have realised it ! It seems to be cropping up in a lot of my makes lately,including…. hashtag bag,the sweetest and snuggliest throw and some personalised bunting now all available in my Etsy shop I have been busy packing up orders,sewing…

Pumpkin time

This morning has been torrential rain and grey skies so there was only one thing to do and that was to sew,but not just anything,it was to sew pumpkins. I think these make a lovely autumnal display and also a practical as well as pretty pincushion. Now all I need to do is to find…

Beautiful September

How can it possibly be Monday again ? As the saying goes ‘time and tide wait for no man’ and oh how true that is. The children are settled back in their schools/sixth form and my days are my own once more.So no more excuses for the housework not being done and plenty of time…

Hello September

September is a strange month for me because the children go back to school and sixth form and my days are back to being mine.But it fills me with sadness as I love having them around and all the noise and destruction that comes with it,but I also like the fact that fun celebrations are…

Sewing Madness

This week has been pure madness,as well as trying to spend quality time with my two teens,swimming,cinema,visiting family and a whole lot more,I suddenly had a lot of sewing to do,photographing it and then listing it all as well as doing a custom order. For the first time since starting my little business I felt…

Breakfast With The Cows And A Twirly Skirt

Yesterday we woke early,packed a breakfast picnic,made a flask of fresh coffee and jumped in the car and drove 20 minutes into the countryside and ate our breakfast with the cows.What better way to start the day ? There were only a couple of other people there and they didn’t stay for long,so we had…

A Summer pinafore

I finally finished dress number 2 of my very small range of children’s clothes for my Etsy shop made from vintage patterns. So here it is,I just wish I had little ones again as they would have the cutest outfits…. The fabric is good quality 100 % cotton and has the sweetest small floral print…

A rope swing and a lake

This morning when we woke the sun was shining and the air was warm,so I packed the camera,told my daughter who asked her Grandma to come along with us and off we went on our adventure (well a 15 minute drive away) to Swanbourne Lake in Arundel. My daughter found a rope swing to swing…

Sweet peas and a floral dress

Another beautiful day and the second morning in the row spent on the beach with the teens swimming and me paddling,reading and jotting down ideas,oh this is the life for me. Even though I truly love the Summer my garden is suffering as it wants more water,so I am hoping for some rain over night….