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
Before we moved in the bathroom looked like this. *Scream emoji face* It was mouldy, brown and falling apart. The toilet was so narrow that when you sat down you were practically touching each wall with your thighs! Thankfully we were able to have the work done before we moved in. No one wants to … Continue reading Bathroom Renovation
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.