Upcycled Skirt and broach

This week I have been inspired by Kids Clothes Week. This great project encourages you to sew for one hour a day for seven days – I’ve made one of the seven!!   I am delighted with my upcycling project – one rather large skirt altered to fit my daughter. I trimmed off from both sides … Read more

National Knitting Week 2013

Did you know it is National Knitting Week in the UK? To celebrate this week I have been determined to finish some mittens, before the cold weather sets in!! My local wool shop Crafty Ewe gave me some great advice. I have been knitting for about six years now, and can confidently follow a pattern, knit … Read more

Create a jewellery roll

  Midweek it dawned on me that I was about to attend a 40th birthday with no gift – which is just not right! I find making an item for someone I know I add pressure to myself, am I going to make what they are envisaging? Is the finish going to be good enough? … Read more

Pensthorpe – Day Out with the kids

My husband and I are not too good staying in all day with the kids – we tend to get cabin fever. For our family day out last weekend we visited Pensthorpe. “Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, in the beautiful and tranquil Wensum Valley, Pensthorpe is an award-winning mix of meandering nature trails … Read more

California Sunshine Bag‏

      I’ve been busy pattern testing for Charmed Liebling, this time for a ladies shoulder bag. My gut instinct was that I would be keeping the bag for myself, so I raided my wardrobe, there’s nothing quite like a recycled bag!   I just love this olive green, which goes perfectly with a pair of shoes … Read more