Upcycled Felt Mug Cozy

Its coming up to the time of year to be thinking about thank you gifts for teachers. It’s nearly winter so I thought it would be fun to come up with a practical gift which combines upcycling with keeping mugs of tea warm whilst on playground duty… hence the upcycled felt mug cozy:) To make your … Read more

Textiles event with Norfolk County Council

Today has been  a fabulous day – I have been at the event  organised by Norfolk County Council. I went along in a supporting role with a selection of upcycled items. The aim to encourage people to think about their textile waste,  to inspire people to transform old clothes into new items and to encourage donation to … Read more

Food for thought #blogfest15

Not many things motivate me to set the alarm before 6am – yesterday I manage to crawl out of of bed before the children woke me up!  I attended a blogging conference hosted by Mumsnet. I booked, drawn by the speaker list. Somehow I missed Margaret Atwood on the list, so it was a lovely surprise … Read more

Worst Witch Costume DIY Cape

I adore how kids love dressing up – but I’m not quite so keen on coming up with costume ideas which appeal and are achievable!! This years Children in Need led my daughters school to hold a dress up day with a movie theme. She is seriously into her books and has just discovered The Worst … Read more

Fabric Cable Tidy, Cable Roll DIY

Tidiness is not my forte, for some time I have been meaning to tackle the cable drawers in our sideboard. Surely I’m not the only person to have a pile of messy cables and leads?? So when I received this bundle of fabric from Little House on the Prairie® Andover Fabrics Collection I knew exactly … Read more

Book review “Shooting with Soul”

I am delighted to share the book “Shooting with Soul” with you today. It’s been on my wish list for some time, so it was a great birthday present to receive.   The book is set out into six chapters, getting started, four chapters with forty four exercises followed by a final chapter on sharing your … Read more

Small Crossbody Bag DIY

Need a small cross body bag for your wallet, keys and mobile? This is the bag for you. This DIY cross body bag includes a zip pocket for personal item. Tutorial

Need a small crossbody bag for your mobile, keys and wallet? This bag is quick to sew, using a fat quarter and an A4 piece of paper.  The bag includes a small zip pocket in the back, perfect for your personal items. If you love bag patterns check out my page full of free bag patterns … Read more