Laptop case tutorials

Don’t you just love it when an e-mail drops into your inbox from a friend? Apart from catching up on news there was an enquiry for a laptop case. This provided a perfect excuse to search for laptop case tutorials. The request for a funky laptop case ha And here are my picks for ideas, … Read more

20 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Glass Jam Jars

I have recently been introduced into the novelty of a jam jar tombola. My daughters school has just held the annual big fundraiser BBQ with said tombola. So what did we contribute? Inspired by Jen (make do and mend year) amongst others I was determined to avoid filling our jam jars with plastic tat toys … Read more

Upcycling & Recycling Denim

  What do you make with old denim trousers? I don’t know about you but I always seem to have some poor fitting jeans around ready for recycling. There are lots of great tutorial around, I’ve started making some denim baskets for my sewing room for storing odds and sods in! If you fancy making … Read more

Super Sweet Blogging Award

I’ve just been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award by Gray over at Gray Crochet, what a great surprise to wake up to! I started this blog thinking that I would be one of the only people to read it; it is wonderful that not only do others read it, but they come back! … Read more

Crafty Cooks Apron Swap

This week I was delighted to receive a fabulous parcel through the post, as my part in the Crafty Cooks and Apron swap I signed up to:) Full of lots of goodies, including chocolates made as sewing threads.. never seen these before! I will be planting the aubergine seeds today, and am planning on trying … Read more

Are you confident to adapt clothes to fit??

I know I’m not.. I’ve been watching the Great British Sewing Bee avidly, wishing I had the skills of the contestants. For those who do not live in the UK it a contestant show where the contestants are set sewing tasks, to find the best amateur UK sewer. The first weeks tasks were to sew an … Read more

Earth Day 2013

“Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a day on which events are organized globally to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment. It is a day when the world unites around environmental service and awareness, and as global citizens we are able to demonstrate our support for environmental protection.” With Earth Day virtually … Read more

Scrap fabric flower tutorial

Last week I was sharing the inspiration my friends flower corsage provoked. She advised me it had been made on a course, and involved two washer taps and three metres of homemade fabric ribbon. Here’s my version of the scrap fabric flower tutorial. This week I have visiting various DIY store to try and find large washer taps.. … Read more

10+ Easy fabric flower tutorials

Looking for that fabulous fabric flower to add to your hairpiece, to your fashion accessories, as home decor items or even a wedding bouquet? These easy fabric flower tutorials cover a whole range of material, from fabric to leather, to felt to burlap. I don’t know about you but I seem to have an endless … Read more

The 100% wool upcycled tweed skirt… what can you make?

For a bit of fun I decided to see what I could make from the one of those pleated tweed tartan wool skirts, which I traditionally think of older ladies wearing… frustratingly I didn’t take a picture before I started! Naturally I started with unpicking all the seams/darts at which point my daughter begged for … Read more

Inspiration strikes

Last week I have had a delightful couple of days with my mum who came to stay.. A trip to the local toddler group for some superb singing, followed by lunch out at one of my favourite cafes in Holt, plus just a little clothes shopping. I was very pleased to pick up a pair of … Read more

Storage ideas for knitting needles, how do you store yours?

Whilst tidying my studio and making knitting needle rolls I have been contemplating various ways of storing my precious knitting needles. Why not reuse an item from around your home? Although I have to admit to craving  a beautiful upcycle wine crate: How do you store your knitting needles? Check out my knitting needles case tutorial here.