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

Carving out time for creativity

How to carve out time from your busy schedule for creativity   Would you love to find time for a creative project? Super busy? I get it! Running from the morning schedule, everyone out of the house with lunch boxes, work, housework, menu planning, shopping, cleaning, cooking, playing with the children, organising play dates – … Read more

Create your own shibori book marks

Have I ever shared how I love to read? I am a massive fan of my local library service, visiting almost weekly to pick up fiction books. I am almost addicted to reading at bedtime. Escaping into fiction helps me switch off and wind down for a good nights sleep. I still have a small … Read more

Makers Month

This week has been in the main household tasks, helping out at the children’s school and similar. I have made some progress with shibori stitching, follow me on instagram for snapshots of work in progress. But this coming week I am excited to be taking part in Makers Month. This is a fabulous event being … Read more