T Shirt Dress DIY, Kids Clothes Week – Upcycling

February 6, 2015

Have you come across kids clothes week #kcw? The premise is simple, sew an hour a day for seven days for your kids. To be honest I wasnt planning on joining in, but then I read that this weeks theme is upcycling..! Well it would be rude not to, especially with this big pile of tshirts!   T Shirt Dress DIY First up a t-shirt…

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DIY Valentine Decor

February 4, 2015

Create awesome valentine fabric hearts using embroidery stitches The house always looks a little barren after Christmas, this year we decided to transform our wooden Christmas tree it into a seasonal tree. For January is it is decorated with snowflakes,  February is going to be hearts.   I am delighted to be guest blogging over at SewMamaSew with a tutorial for the hearts. They are quick an simple to…

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Learn something new – mastering my overlocker

February 1, 2015

One of the challenges I have set myself this year is to learn new skills and try new craft techniques. I am rather ashamed to say I have a brand new overlocker sat in its box for several months. To be honest it rather terrifies me, four threads, two needles, lots of knobs, a blade which cuts the fabric as you sew… Somehow it feels very different to…

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January #Remarkable15

January 29, 2015

Have you met Emma and her Photography for Bloggers? She is running a free course for the year on improving your photography “What will you do in 2015 which is remarkable?” I have signed up, and am enjoying taking images that I would have not thought of before. Here are some images prompted by  30 day photo challenge.              …

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Gorgeous upcycled tweed tote

January 28, 2015

This week I am delighted to be guest blogging over at onthecuttingfloor with a tutorial for this gorgeous tweed bag. You know me, how I  love to uypcycle. This bag is created from a tweed pleated skirt, a hundred percent wool. I started by unpicking all the pleats and removing the waist band, its amazing how much fabric is hidden in the pleats This beautifully soft…

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DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock

January 25, 2015

Remedy the lack of clock in the sewing room with a fun DIY Embroidery Hoop Clock. I love this upcycled clock, utilizing clock parts from a clock from a charity shop, using buttons from my stash. Its so quick and easy to make. This is a fun project, how about whipping up some unique Button Clocks as gifts? To make you will need: Clock Parts…

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