Diaper/Changing Bag

My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby in December. I am delighted to share with you the diaper bag I have made for them. I used a free pattern from Sew4Home. As usual with a bag with many pockets I found it a little intimidating, but in reality it was easy to sew. The … Read more

Girls/Tweens Pattern Parcel 5

The Fishsticks Playhouse Dress is a lovely dress featuring puff sleeves and a flared skirt. It super quick to make with a stylish result:) This is the first time I have used a stretch knit for the top, and cotton for the flared skirt. It is fractionally large for my daughter, but this is deliberate. She chose short … Read more

Watkins Star Quilt – Pattern Review

This is my first ever quilt following a pattern…TA DA!!! The pattern is set out as: Supplies required, the 55″ quilt uses nly 7 fat quarters and 1 3/4 yards for background fabric A line coloured drawing is given to show how all the blocks are pieced together Followed by instructions for cutting out and sewing … Read more

Uptown/downtown Dress Pattern Review

You may have noticed a theme this week – pattern testing and conquering my fear of sewing knit fabrics:) I seem to be sewing for pleasure, and growing in skills, somewhat distracted from my goal of reaching a 100 items in my Etsy shop!! This gorgeous dress pattern comes in sizes 2 -10 year olds with three … Read more

Create pants out of t-shirts

Do you have lots of old t-shirts kicking around? Are you thrifty, and/or hate fabric going to landfill? This pattern is for you!! Create pants/knickers for your girls from age 3-14 with the one pattern. Big Girls Briefs Pattern Review I was delighted to recently pattern test for Serger Pepper, particularly as you can easily … Read more

Boxy Overnight Bag

This week I have joined Sweet Bee Buzzings Sew a Long for a Boxy Bag, resized to create an overnight bag. The aim to make a bag similar to this one. I decided to size it up to create an overnight bag for my daughter. As she doesn’t have such a bag I guessed the … Read more

Annies Soft and Stable

I have read about Annies Soft and Stable and seen patterns recommend it, but never been willing to pay out for it. But in the end temptation won over. I am so glad it did!  I was delighted to receive my package for the US (considerable cheaper despite the postage 1 yard £25 UK, £9.50 … Read more

Bag Pattern Testing, Serger Pepper

I am delighted to share Serger Pepper’s new pattern. I recently tested the pattern for Hands-free Asymmetrical Bag, and met a lovely group of other makers and bloggers. This bag is a designed as an every day bag, perfect for many occasions. This bag is a useful messenger bag, with many pockets. The design feature I … Read more

Sunday Catch up

Hows your week been? At the beginning of the week we had gorgeous weather. This inspired me to search out a project I started last autumn – a patchwork rug. With the help of a long  extension lead I had a most enjoyable afternoon sewing the patchwork pieces outside. The children had a great time trying … Read more

Sew Mama Sew – Sew Sweetness Bag Competition

Sneaking in at the last minute I have finally finished one of the three Naughty Secretary Bags I have cut out for this competition running over at Sew Mama Sew! Rather handily this tote bag is doubling up as competition entry plus a Christmas present – yeah, I have started making presents! (nothing like last minute) … Read more