Free style embroidery

This week I have felt inspired to join in Lola Novas’s “Stitched Journal Project” link party. It is a long time ago since I completed a HND in Craft at my local art college, the course contained lots of tasters of various crafts including embroidery. I suspect I have not experimented in stitching since then. … Read more

Sunday Catch Up

After last weeks variety of new style of bags for the Hillarys Blinds competition this week I have focussed on building up stock of knitting needle cases. I have to admit not all the colours are quite my cup of tea, but one thing I have learnt is that a business is a business and … Read more

International Earth Day – Ethical Supplies

Yesterday was International Earth Day. Why is this important?  “Our planet is at a turning point. The massive global migration underway now from countryside to cities will demand huge investments in energy, water, materials, waste, food distribution, and transportation over the next 25 years. If the right investments are made now, this unique opportunity will be … Read more

Guest Blogger – Upcycled Tablet Case

Today I am delighted to be a guest blogger over at Green Issues by Agy as part of her Greeny crafters series. Have you met Agy? She is passionate about the environment, recycling and refashioning. Check out her blog for lots of fun tutorials and upcycling – my post today features a tutorial for making … Read more

Curtain Fabric for Bags

UToday I am sharing with your  variety of bags you can make from curtain fabric. There are many benefits of using curtain fabric for creating your own stylish bag. The weight and strength of the fabric – it tends to be heavier and therefore require less interfacing to hold its shape. Plus it is often … Read more


Welcome to my stop on the Ruffles blog hop tour – if you are a regular visitor you will know I have a bit of a passion for upcycling, and bags. So it will be no surprise to you that I have created a bag out of my brothers former jumper. Very sadly this high … Read more

Upcycled Slide Lampshade

We have had a productive week in our house. I am delighted to say my husband has caught the upcycling bug, or should I say was inspired by an article in March’s Reloved Magazine? Introducing his Upcycled Slide Lampshade: Several evenings of labour have gone into creating his version of Ashlee Park’s slide lampshade. We … Read more

World Book Day

Today is world book day, what a fantastic day. Reading takes a quiet but very important place in my life. I read every night before bed. Brought up to use libraries I relish visiting – even if it a quick dash to collect a variety of novels with appealing covers, and good reviews on the back … Read more


This week I am taking part in Ruffles, organised by the lovely Agy from Sew Incredible Crazy. My stop on the hop is March the 12th, where I will be sharing an upcycled project incorporating ruffles (an opportunity to make another pinned project) Here are a few ruffle DIY ideas to wet your appetite:)   There are many … Read more