DIY Denim Oven Gloves

I have decided to make oven gloves! They are easy to make and create a great gift. It’s something virtually everyone will use and is so easy to personalize with different fabrics. I like to pause, count my blessings and give thanks. For many sharing a meal is part of pausing, reflecting on the day … Read more

Sewing Gift Ideas

With the countdown to Christmas beginning now is the time to sew a few gifts for friends and family. Here’s a round up of my recent  12 Days Of DIY Christmas Gifts series.     Sewing Gift Ideas     Sashiko Cute Coin Purse    This coin purse is the perfect size for coins, gift cards, small selection of makeup … Read more

Leather DIY Clutch Purse

This DIY leather clutch takes less than an hour to make, add as much glam as you like with metallic dots.  This fold over clutch bag pattern is a perfect last minute gift. A couple of weeks back I found myself panicking about my outfit to a wedding. Rather ridiculous as everyone is always busy … Read more

Rainbow Drawstring Bag

Today I am super delighted to have Julie from Sum of Their Stories guest blogging. Julie has a wide range of tutorials on her blog perfect to inspire creative minds. If you love bag pattern check out all my free bag patterns and tutorials. Hi, I’m Julie from Sum of their Stories and I’m thrilled … Read more

DIY luggage tags

Now I appreciate I have mentioned the tricky to buy for men already in my 12 Days of DIY Christmas Gifts but I think they warrant a second idea! A good proportion of the men in my extended family live abroad and travel extensively for work, time to design them some leather luggage tags DIY Leather … Read more

DIY Lunch Bag

I have been contemplating making my own insulated DIY Lunch Bag for some time. For my day job, I carry an A4 notebook plus tablet, due to the weight I use a leather rucksack (spreading the weight across both shoulders), but it is rather hard to squeeze my lunch in too. Time to make myself my … Read more

Easy DIY envelope cushion with pom-pom trim

Over the years I have made many envelope cushions, they are super quick and easy to make. Adding a pom-pom trim takes them to the next level. If you need a gift in a hurry then a DIY envelope cushion cover is a quick win!! Alternatively how about the gift of an experience, teaching a … Read more

Reversible Cafetiere Cosy Pattern

Do you love hot drinks? I have to admit if I am going to have a hot drink I prefer it hot, not lukewarm! This DIY gift is inspired by the desire for hot drinks. This reversible cafetiere cosy pattern makes a great practical DIY gift. I have reused tweed wool from a skirt picked up … Read more

Denim Embroidery Hoop Art Tutorial


Embroidery hoop art appears to be having a resurgence with many fun designs being shared across social media, from cacti to beautiful flowers to inspirational quotes. Several of my creative friends have been inspiring me with their makes. It seems about time I try my hand, naturally, I have turned to denim as my base … Read more

DIY leather plant pot holder

Back in the summer, I stumbled across a full black bin bag of leather offcuts at a local car boot sale. These are hidden away in a blanket box in the lounge, it’s time to have a play to create a DIY leather plant pot holder. I love indoor plants, now the children have moved … Read more

Design your own necklace, DIY Statement Necklace

One the aspects of fabric I love is the shapes you can make with by simply folding, from pleat tucks to three-dimensional shapes. There is so much fun to be had by simply playing with fabric. Squares, triangle, circles can all be folded to creating interesting shapes to design your own necklace. Welcome to Day … Read more

DIY Wallet – upcycle a bicycle tyre

DIY Bicycle Tyre Wallet

I happen to have rather a lot of men in my family, each fortunate to have disposable income. This can make gift giving rather tricky. Last year I crocheted hats, which were very successful,  it may have been the fact is was snowing at the time of receiving them?! This year I am making a … Read more