The long put off mending pile

I suspect many of us have a mending pile which seems to just grow. Let’s face it’s far more fun to be learning/sewing some new creation. However my desire to tidy tackle the sewing room meant it could not be put off any longer. 1. A skirt I made for my daughter. The elastic from … Read more

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner

The winner is…. Lindsay Hindman Lindsay congratulations, an e-mail is on it’s way to you:) Lindsay stated the reason she revisits blogs is “I come back to blogs that have lots of tutorials and pictures I want to come back to! I save a lot of ideas on Pinterest, and will revisit them from time … Read more

Annies Soft and Stable

I have read about Annies Soft and Stable and seen patterns recommend it, but never been willing to pay out for it. But in the end temptation won over. I am so glad it did!  I was delighted to receive my package for the US (considerable cheaper despite the postage 1 yard £25 UK, £9.50 … Read more

Pink Peony Giveaway – Sewmamasew may giveaway

Welcome to my blog. Today I am excited to be taking part in Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway. Thanks for stopping by. Why do I blog? I enjoy the focus it gives to my creativity, blogging twice a week means that I am regularly making and creating:) Often with a focus on upcycling, recycling an item … Read more

Pink Peony Pattern – Free Bag Pattern

I have to admit this has to be my favourite free bag pattern. The Pink Peony Bag is quick to make, taking approximately an hour including cutting out. It’s perfect for beginners, as a beautiful bag which is simple to make. As always with Charmed Liebling the pattern is easy to follow. I have already made four. … Read more

Sunday catch up – a day late!

Anyone would think it was a bank holiday! Here’s hoping Handmade Harbour link party is still open.. I’ve had a productive week, yeah!! I have finished my daughters dress… sadly the finished result does not fit, the straps keep falling down, despite taking in the sides by a good inch. I suspect it will be shelved until … Read more

Bag Pattern Testing, Serger Pepper

I am delighted to share Serger Pepper’s new pattern. I recently tested the pattern for Hands-free Asymmetrical Bag, and met a lovely group of other makers and bloggers. This bag is a designed as an every day bag, perfect for many occasions. This bag is a useful messenger bag, with many pockets. The design feature I … Read more