Denim Peg Bag Pattern

June 11, 2018

A couple of years ago I made my lovely sister-in-law a peg bag for her flat in Amsterdam, for her balcony. Much as I liked the peg bag, the opening for the pegs was a little wide. Unfortunately, it blew away, but this gave me a chance to modify my design. I was happy to remake the peg bag, refining my design. The key feature of this denim…

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How to paint over a gold mirror frame with Fusion Mineral paint

June 3, 2018

For the first time in a few years, we have a mantlepiece. The perspective of our new living room is focussed on the gas fire and mantlepiece, a little change from our former home which had an enormous picture window overlooking the garden. I have to admit my first thoughts did immediately turn to a large mirror, not quite the same as the view of the garden but…

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Upcycled Wool Blanket Coat – Sapporo Coat Pattern Review

May 30, 2018

Do you push yourself sewing wise? When I saw this beautiful lime blanket in a charity shop at Easter I briefly ummed and ahhed as my thoughts turned to making a coat for the first time. How could I resist such a beautiful colour at merely £10? I felt rather wary about making a coat. I knew a lime wool coat could be stunning but also…

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How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

May 27, 2018
How to update your mid century furniture with fusion mineral paint

Having settled into our new home we inevitably have the odd bit of furniture to replace – to be honest, our relatively new wardrobes did not survive being taken apart for the house move. Since we bought the former wardrobes my tastes and priorities have changed, much as I loved the cavernous storage this time around I could see no further reason for buying new as…

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Free toddler bag pattern – toddler purse

May 20, 2018
free reversible toddler bag pattern -

It brings me great delight to sew for my niece and nephew – they live in Amsterdam so I don’t get to see them as much as I would like. Last week my Mum and Dad visited them, having a lovely time in the sunshine. Flo decided she would like a yellow bag to be like Gran, to carry her snack and water bottle in on days…

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Peasant Top Pattern Hack #MMAY18

May 9, 2018

If you follow me on Instagram you will have noticed I am taking part in Me Made May 2018 – it was, as is often the case, a last minute decision to take part. If you have not heard of Me Made May before you set yourself a personal challenge re wearing handmade clothes for the month of May. You can find out more here, or listen to this…

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