January #Remarkable15

Have you met Emma and her Photography for Bloggers? She is running a free course for the year on improving your photography “What will you do in 2015 which is remarkable?” I have signed up, and am enjoying taking images that I would have not thought of before. Here are some images prompted by  30 … Read more

Gorgeous upcycled tweed tote

This week I am delighted to be guest blogging over at onthecuttingfloor with a tutorial for this gorgeous tweed bag. You know me, how I  love to uypcycle. This bag is created from a tweed pleated skirt, a hundred percent wool. I started by unpicking all the pleats and removing the waist band, its amazing … Read more

DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

Remedy the lack of clock in the sewing room with a fun DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock. I love this upcycled clock, utilizing clock parts from a clock from a charity shop, using buttons from my stash. Its so quick and easy to make. This is a fun project, how about whipping up some unique Button … Read more

Noodlehead Tote – Pinterest make

One of my New year resolutions this year is to make items I have pinned, after all  I have many fabulous pinned ideas. I fell in love with this bag by Noodlehead last summer when I saw this gorgeous version made by Imagine Gnats.   When my California Sunshine bag died on the way home from the park on … Read more

Top sewing tools

The last few months I have been introduced to some top sewing tools – “extras” . These are not essential sewing tools but boy am I glad have met you.. My personal top 5 “extra” sewing tools 1 Rotary Cutter Oh my, how did I manage without one??? I love the precise cutting 2 Non slip Quilting Ruler … Read more

Dont throw it away blog hop

I’m excited to be taking part in the  I Didn’t Throw It Away Blog Train hosted by Agy. “Is there a story behind every item that we keep? How do we form that special connection with them, and why does it last so long? “ Having signed up for this fun blog hop I scratched my head, did … Read more

Tips for Thrifty Shopping

With the New Year upon is many of us are probably feeling the pinch after the Christmas frivolities. There are many reasons to try and avoid fast fashion, working conditions of those creating the fashion items, quantity of clothing ending in landfill each month, never mind the financial reasons. I am a great believer in … Read more

DIY IPAD Stand

DIY IPAD Stand   I guess many of you are like me, reaching Christmas with unmade gifts. At least my plan of making my family an IPAD stand was unknown, so it wasn’t missed!   Some time ago I pinned a couple of tutorials for IPAD Stands over on Pinterest. The one I chose to follow  … Read more