Upcycled Wool Blanket Coat – Sapporo Coat Pattern Review

Do you push yourself sewing wise? When I saw this beautiful lime blanket in a charity shop at Easter I briefly ummed and ahhed as my thoughts turned to making a coat for the first time. How could I resist such a beautiful colour at merely £10? I felt rather wary about making a coat. I … Read more

How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

Having settled into our new home we inevitably have the odd bit of furniture to replace – to be honest, our relatively new wardrobes did not survive being taken apart for the house move. Since we bought the former wardrobes my tastes and priorities have changed, much as I loved the cavernous storage this time around … Read more

Free toddler bag pattern – free children’s bag pattern

free reversible toddler bag pattern -

It brings me great delight to sew for my niece and nephew – they live in Amsterdam so I don’t get to see them as much as I would like. I love sewing for them, I am sure you also love sewing for toddlers – today I am sharing with you my free children’s bag … Read more

Peasant Top Pattern Hack #MMAY18

If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I am taking part in Me Made May 2018 – it was, as is often the case, a last minute decision to take part. If you have not heard of Me Made May before you set yourself a personal challenge re wearing handmade clothes for the month … Read more

Cacti, craft and creativity

I am fortunate to be blessed with creative local friends, Meeting on a monthly basis we bring our own projects, ranging from needle felt, crochet, embroidery, knitting, each of us has our own particular favourite mediums. Having started as an open group found on Facebook, we are currently a group of friends meeting in each … Read more