About a year ago I saw Suzanna from The Threadquarters make a version of Sew Over It's Ella Blouse in a jersey fabric rather than the woven it's designed for. I had the pattern via their PDF club already and immediately ordered the exact fabric Suzanna used. That was February 2018 and it's been … Continue reading Sew Over It – Ella Blouse
I've recently being staying with my sister to help out during a stressful time. Getting to know how someone else's kitchen is organised alway fascinates me (sad, I know). When searching for a bin liner I came across this under the sink: five packets of sponge scourers with at least three open! Now, I realise … Continue reading How to manage your household shopping
This week I've been reading about the concept of Inbox Zero. The idea is that you are working in a controlled and productive way if you have dealt with all the emails in your inbox and got it down to zero. As far as life goals go it's pretty unrewarding in my opinion, particularly since … Continue reading Is Email Overload Stressing You Out?
If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen me talking about this dress. It's the Zoe dress by Sew Over It. I first made this dress in a class at Sew Over It a couple of years ago, in a medium weight denim which I wear all the time. I made the … Continue reading Sew Over It Zoe Dress – pattern review
Who would have thought that inside this rather uninviting exterior lives a sewing machine mecca. Open for just three hours on the first Saturday of each month, the Wimbledon Sewing Machine Co.'s Sewing Machine Museum (confusingly located in Tooting Bec) houses hundreds of vintage machines which have been lovingly collected and restored since the end … Continue reading The Secret London Museum You’d Never Know Was There: The London Sewing Machine Museum
I blogged before about my first foray into the wonderful world of marbling. It's such a magical craft which requires a lot of preparation but once you're ready you produce beautiful papers very quickly. The question was, what to do with the papers once I'd made them. A lot of people use them for making … Continue reading Making Air Dry Clay Stars
When we got married in 2016 I wanted to make as many of the decorations as possible myself. One of those things was a pair of marquee letters in our initials. To buy in the size I wanted them was just too expensive and logistically too difficult to hire so we decided to have a … Continue reading Make Your Own Marquee Letters