Reviewing 2020

It’s fair to say 2020 threw the whole world a curve ball. I know personally it is easy to look back and think I didn’t really achieve much, other than surviving two lock downs, home educating and the day job! Having read Eve of Creative Curators round up of 2020 and thoroughly enjoyed it, with … Read more

Making Cards using Fabric Scraps

Combine textile collage with some hand stitching to create unique individual cards. The process of making fabric scraps cards is relaxing and creative. Let’s face it all sewers have piles of fabric scraps… It is almost as though it is sacrilege to part with even the smallest of pieces. Over time the fabric scraps can … Read more

Sewing for Christmas

Have you started sewing for Christmas? Today I have some fabulous Christmas sewing ideas to share with you. We love decorating our home for Christmas, it’s not always easy as each of us have rather different tastes!! I am all for natural and upcycled – my children would have Father Christmas lights on the roof … Read more

DIY Face Mask Holder

This gorgeous face mask pouch has three pockets, one for clean face masks, one for dirty plus a slip pocket for your hand sanitizer too! The face mask holder is perfect if you have to wear face masks all day. Personally I choose to change my mask once it becomes damp with moisture, replacing with … Read more

How to fix ripped jeans inner thigh by hand – super easy

Learn how to patch jeans inner thigh by hand, it is super easy to fix your ripped jeans. The inner thigh/crotch area of jeans is subject to wear and tear, over time modern stretch denim can tear or develop holes. It is easy to apply a patch of similarly toned denim to the inside of … Read more

Unpaper towels DIY – totally reuseable!

This DIY for unpaper towels involves no snap’s – grab a reusable kitchen towel from a basket and you are good to go, quick and easy. Unpaper towels are an easy eco swap, ditch the single use kitchen paper towels, and make yourself some lovely reusable fabric ones. I like to use a 100% cotton … Read more

Fabulous sewing projects, perfect for beginners

Are you new to sewing? Looking for easy sewing projects to inspire you? Sewing can bring peace and joy, especially important at the moment. Let me share with you a great range of easy sewing projects perfect for the beginner, let’s get inspired, dust down out sewing machines and make something!  

DIY Christmas Decorations with Tree Branches

This year we have gone to town to come up with a variety of DIY Christmas decorations with tree branches. There is something so satisfying about making decorations using the materials to hand, in particular, tree branches saved from autumn prunings. The cost is minimal, you are saving resources by not buying new, the materials … Read more

Last minute gift – Going green toiletry set

If you are like me you are busy whipping up last minute gifts, somehow Christmas always creeps up on me… It’s the same every year, my first set of gifts to be given each year are to my cake and compline group. We meet monthly, share our lives, eat cake and finish the evening with an evening said service. … 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