DIY Denim Curtains – how to make lined curtains

Gradually we have been working towards my goal of a hotel style relaxing bedroom – using the denim rag quilt I made a few years back as the starting point, plus the DIY headboard. Much as I love upcycling I am not an interior designer. So when my husband suggested we make denim the theme … Read more

The Easiest Pullover Crochet Sweater – Pattern review

This weekend the weather feels like the crossover between summer and autumn. Our children are settling into their new schools, and as a family we are settling into new routines. To celebrate making it through the first full week, we threw the tent in the car and headed for our favorite campsite at the coast. … Read more

Sew Long Summer, sewing for autumn

Oh my goodness, the children have started their new schools, autumn is so very nearly here and I feel far from ready. How did that happen?? Since participating in Me Made May on Instagram when I reviewed my handmade wardrobe I have been sewing summery items, not filling any of the gaps I identified, mainly long sleeve tops and … Read more

How to make net bags for fruit and vegetables

You know that feeling, you have a project in mind, but somehow you don’t get round to it for months/years! I have been meaning to make net bags for fruit and vegetables for way too long, and it really is a thirty-minute project which can reduce your plastic use enormously. This week is zero waste week, … Read more