Sew Over It: Emmeline Skirt – A Pattern Review

In my wardrobe I have a white and black patterned button through midi skirt. It was a summer staple last year so when the mini heatwave hit last week I thought it was a chance to get it out again. No such luck. I've put on a fair amount of weight since last summer and … Continue reading Sew Over It: Emmeline Skirt – A Pattern Review

The Gathered Dress – pattern review

The Gathered Dress is the first Avid Seamstress pattern that I've made but not the first I've bought. I picked up the Shift Dress at a sewing fair over a year ago and every time I've visited their stand since I've promised to make it. But I saw a few versions of the new Gathered … Continue reading The Gathered Dress – pattern review

A tour round my old flat

My old flat between Brixton and Oval in London was a big milestone for me. I had owned a house in my early twenties but moving to London in 2003 meant I had to go back to renting. For fifteen years! I was really lucky to get a shared-ownership new-build in 2014 and finally be … Continue reading A tour round my old flat

Glitter Teacup Tealight Holders

Last week work held a Christmas Fair and invited all the creative types in the company to take part. I knew publishing was a creative place to work but I was still amazed by all the wonderful things people make time to do. I took along some of my glitter teacup tealight candle holders. A … Continue reading Glitter Teacup Tealight Holders