Bronze coat from the stash

I don’t know if this is the same for all home stitcher’s but I try really really hard to buy ‘sensible’ fabrics that work well in many variations, a denim here, a white cotton there. Nothing too out there because I have had a tendency in the past to make impulse purchases that leave me…

Monsters Inked

Last week I had a long overdue clear out of my upstairs craft cupboard, it was quite fun actually. Like back in the day when my Mum would ask me to clear my room and in doing so I would discover favourite books, magazines, photographs and all manner of wonderful time temptations that would inevitably…

The London Cape

This summer I had the chance to go home to London for a few days, I don’t get to go back that often so I was beyond happy when I had the chance. It was in the middle of ‘The Big Heatwave of 2013’ and the city was a sweltering mass of touristy traffic and…

Every superhero deserves a cape

Back in June I made my littlest superhero a cape, it was mostly for my own fun I have to confess. Just a quick project with some turquoise gingham I had purchased in bulk and then left unused on the shelf. Even if he never wore it I thought it would make a sweet photograph…

Miette skirt: Tilly and the Buttons

I have been furiously sewing away in the basement of my house recently in an effort to become good at dressmaking. I’ve always had a sewing interest and usually always had a machine lurking away in the background but up to this point not had the space to get stuck into really learning how to…

Pre Vintage, Vintage

A couple of months ago I needed a dress. Now, I know that there are plenty of wonderful shops here in Copenhagen that I could go to to find the ‘right’ dress for a special occasion. I did indeed spend far longer than I ought to have traipsing round all the vintage stores. Hoping to…