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…

The Gingerbread Man has my back

I had such a tight schedule for this week and last, the children finish school on Friday for the holiday’s and I had hoped to finish most, if not quite all, of my handmade Christmas gifts before they do so. There were hours planned at the sewing table, top stitching a quilt, some cushions for…

Møns Klint

A couple of photographs taken on a day trip we took to Møns Klint in Denmark recently. A truly magical place on the coastline.

A stitch in time: grandmother’s priceless love

  I think this book is one of the most enchanting things I have ever seen. It was a gift from a highly talented grandmother to her granddaughter, a passing on of timeless knowledge and endless love. The pages were all perfect, their stitches immaculate and the presentation totally delightful. Oh how I wish to…

Football football football

On one of those ‘not hot enough to beach it’ day’s in the summer, I stumbled across a can of grass spray in the local garden centre. A little research on layout and five minutes later our lawn was transformed. The boy’s LOVED their new pitch and our OES puppy did too!

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…

My Triangle Quilt, a summer of patience

The football season is back and with it an opportunity to escape to my sewing room on a weekend afternoon. I quietly slipped downstairs today and had a look through my summer holiday backlog of unfinished projects. A pair of shorts that will probably now miss this years sunshine, a dress I started on Friday…

Ratatouilles ratatouille

  Tis nearly the end of the summer holidays and I am trying to grab whatever creative inspiration I can, where ever I can find it. Which is why dinner this week came courtesy of a rat. Not just any rat I hasten to add but Remy the rat from Ratatouille. His signature dish at…

Crazy Cress Heads

These cress heads were really economical and fun to create plus they have the added bonus of needing patience and a little care in order to grow. The boys loved making them but have decided that cress is not to their taste, we’ll try herbs next time for our very own crazy taste garden! We…

Laurel, meet IKEA

This top was a happy combination of some spare fabric I had lying around from Ikea and a much talked about new pattern from Colette patterns,  Laurel. I wanted to practise the pattern before committing to a ‘proper’ fabric and this piece was the perfect size. The obvious stripes also meant it would be relatively…