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
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
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
I love a Christmas wreath and I love a box of Celebrations during the festive period. So I came up with this idea to combine the two. I used one of the large tubs of Celebrations which are usually around a fiver at this time of year. I bought an oasis wreath ring and a … Continue reading Making a Christmas Wreath
How to make a 2D wire Christmas tree.