DIY Pompom Heart Wreath

Today I am sharing with you how you how easy it is to create a DIY heart wreath, using up some fabric scraps plus odds and ends of wool to create the pompom heart. I struggle a little with the commercialisation of holidays/celebrations, shops full of gifts and cards to buy, to encourage us to … Read more

DIY Christmas Cards

Dare I admit I made this year’s DIY Christmas cards in the summer?! Last year we sent about five cards, and the world didn’t end! But it didn’t feel quite right – this year we are sending a few more. The design is a quicker make – Christmas can become so hectic, I love sending handmade but at the … Read more

DIY Shibori Quilt, transform old duvet covers

If you are joining me from the Bloggers Quilt Festival a warm welcome. My name is Vicky, I love to sew and create using former clothes/items. Normally quilts intimidate me – the idea of precise sewing over a large area just seems too much. I am super excited to share with you my shibori quilt … Read more

DIY Victorian Girls Costume

DIY Victorian Costume

For once I had eight weeks notice for a school trip, with a list of costume requirements! Naturally, I was keen to make a costume using what I had – I am so glad I have the skills to make clothes. For people who don’t the odd dress up day must really add up financially! … Read more

Update old towels with scrap fabric bias binding

Are your towels looking a little tired, frayed around the edges? Learn how to update them with scrap fabric bias binding. #biasbindingtutorial #scrapfabricbiasbinding

Today I am super excited to share with you how I have updated my scrappy towels, giving them a new lease of life with scrap fabric bias binding. But first today is the beginning of waste week 2017, I am proud to be a blogging ambassador for zero waste week. Why? I make no secret … Read more

Free large beach bag pattern with pockets

Large Beach Bag Pattern

I don’t know about you but a trip to the beach always contains a little anxiety – I dread the thought of my car keys becoming lost in the sand!! A recent trip to the charity shop found me eyeing up beach bags, my daughter stopped me in my tracks by asking “Why aren’t you … Read more

DIY Denim Cushion – Chevron

One of my go to fabrics is denim – it is so versatile and strong. Old jeans have endless possibilities for being transformed, upcycled into something beautiful. One of my all time favourite makes is a denim rag quilt (you can find the tutorial here). Recycled fabrics are my favourite materials to work with. What’s not … Read more

T shirt Refashion

Update your wardrobe with a quick t shirt refashion. Playing with former clothes, having a go at adapting them doesn’t cost anything but time and a little imagination.   I regularly hold upcycling t-shirt’s into necklace workshops, it seems only fitting that I wear a refashioned t shirt for the events.  A simple white t … Read more

Procrastination and #Menditmay

Do you procrastinate? I know I do… Despite my love of sewing I dare not confess how many months I have been wearing my work cardigan with seams that need a little mending. Procrastination, failing to tackle tasks – in our extremely busy lives it can be very easy to neglect tasks, not to focus. … Read more

Upcycled Essential Denim Dress Pattern Review

Do you ever virtually shop on Pinterest? For some time I have contemplated making a block denim dress, in particular the pattern Essential Denim Dress from Sewdifferent. I have finally done it!! The dress I have made is made six old pairs of jeans!! Essential Dress Pattern Review The pattern covers sizes 8-22, a great range. It prints off … Read more

Rust fabric – Create beautiful patterns on fabric with rust

Love collecting pieces of rusty metal off the beach? Wonder what to do with them once home?! My eye has been drawn to fabric dyed with rust – somehow I started yet another Pinterest board! The patterns on rust fabric are beautiful. I love the random nature of rust dyed fabric. It is hard to … Read more

How to make a recycled tyre bug hotel (post sponsored by Volkswagen)

DIY Tyre Bug Hotel

Bug hotels are all the rage, its not hard to see why. Building a bug hotel is a great activity to involve children in. It sparks an interest in insects, wildlife and the outdoors. Your tyre bug hotel can shelter bumblebees, ladybirds , woodlice and so much more. The autumn is great time of year to build … Read more