Quick & Easy Halloween Spider Costume

October 21, 2014

How to make a quick and easy halloween spider costume… Twenty four hours prior to a halloween party my daughter decides she wishes to go, dressed up. I don’t know about you but it would grate to spend money on a costume she is only going to wear once. Likewise I didn’t have hours to make something intricate or complicated. I hit upon the idea…

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Sunday Update – feeling blessed

October 12, 2014

As National Wool Week draws to a close I am pleased to show you my finished cowl… just in the nick of time with the complete change of weather. I love this Winter Garden by Debbie Bliss wool… not sure it goes with my coat but who cares?! It was a fab quick knit:) Needless to say I have of course two other knitting projects on…

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Christmas sales planning

October 5, 2014

This week has been busy with a focus on updating my Etsy shop. I am steadily working towards a 100 listings, currently at 75! I have updated the sections and launched a new autumn range. November and December are key selling dates. I have set myself a target – to be able to take £500 profit, up until now I have always reinvested. To achieve this I…

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Buy British Day

October 3, 2014

Today is the first ever Buy British Day, I thought I would celebrate by introducing you to a variety of British East Anglian makers. This a small selection of beautiful goodies. Feeling the autumn chill? Then this faux fur collar could be just the thing:) Or thinking about modernising your decor? How about a gorgeous print? Or a cat cushion cover – I just love the colour teal:)…

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Girls/Tweens Pattern Parcel 5

September 28, 2014

The Fishsticks Playhouse Dress is a lovely dress featuring puff sleeves and a flared skirt. It super quick to make with a stylish result:) This is the first time I have used a stretch knit for the top, and cotton for the flared skirt. It is fractionally large for my daughter, but this is deliberate. She chose short sleeves as we head for winter – it WILL fit next…

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Rush Hour Blog Hop

September 26, 2014

I am very excited to be taking part in this blog hop – the theme to create anything in the colours red, black and grey around the topic Rush Hour. If you have not visited me before one very big Welcome:) I enjoy the challenge of upcycling a former item into something new. Regularly creating bags out of former clothes – this challenge is perfect…

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A passion for sewing, upcycling and caring for the environment - the perfect excuse to haunt charity shops for bargains!

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