Refashioning shirts – toddler dress pattern

Have you been following Makery’s series The Refashioners 2015 . There’s been some fabulous designs created from former shirts by a wide variety of sewing bloggers. There’s an opportunity to join in, entering your own refashioning of a shirt for the chance to win a prize worth over £700. I have so many ideas re shirts, I’m not … Read more

Is there a place for printed magazines in the modern world?

As a blog reader I expect you spend considerable time on the internet – after all its such an inspirational space. Full of beautiful images and tutorials, you are never short of inspiration. So why buy a printed magazine? Is their day over? I don’t think so. Personally I spend hours on the internet but equally … Read more

Whirl wind of a summer holidays

I can’t quite believe it but we only have two weeks of the school summer holidays left… I have somewhat mixed feelings about the gorgeous tot starting schoool, I guess in blog land he will be referred to as my son. This week we had a few days in Copenhagen attending a family wedding. I managed to … Read more

Super Quick and Easy DIY Maxi Skirt

It has crossed my mind that my wardrobe has NO long skirts…. not sure how, or why?! A long skirt is perfect when you are not quite sure how warm it is going to be. This week I was talked into buying this dress by my daughter, she fell in love with the fun print. As … Read more

Cyanotype photography, summer holidays craft activity

  Cyanotype photography is the use of light sensitive emulsion to create an image. We have had great fun experimenting with this technique whilst staying at Kelling Heath – there are distinct advantages when staying at a large campsite including free craft activities!!  Adam Shawyer led a workshop, encouraging all ages to join in and … Read more

Zero Waste Week 2015

I am excited to be a zero waste week ambassador for 2015 – for those of you who know me may well wonder, as you will know the reality of my bin!! The aim of the week is to encourage people to think about their waste, to reduce, reuse, recycle. We are all on a … Read more

Holidays – shop local

We have just had our annual family holiday camping in the north norfolk coast. Just before we left I was reminded of the great campaign started by Carah Hamilton “just a card” The concept is simple. If we all buy a postcard, or similar low cost item each time we visit an art gallery or craft … Read more

Refashion – Floral and Stripes Combo

Have you heard of Refashion Runaway hosted by Renegade Seamstress? Eight refashion bloggers are taking part in a weekly challenge, we get to vote for our favourite refashion of the week Plus we can sew along too… To see what the contestants came up with go check out Beth’s post. Initially tempted to  sew along I … Read more