Lemonade Tea Towels

I recently made these tea towels for my most amazingly wonderful mother as her birthday gift. The lemonade design I had drawn up a while ago as part of a recipe collection which I then had transferred onto some screens so that I could print from them. The boys chose some mustard yellow gingham tea towels…

Felt Flower Sachets

Late last year I went to visit my wonderful friend in New York and spent a very happy week walking the streets with her and our very long to do list. Via hours of pleasant wandering we found all the gluten free bakeries, visited the galleries and ate our way from district to district. I…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Playdate Dress

I indulged this week and made a little summer dress for a friends daughter. I have three sons and it was a wonderful treat to be able to make something so delicate and feminine for a change. I used the OliverandS ‘Playdate’ dress pattern aged 12- 18 months. We all loved the finished result but…

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…

The Lallies @ Spoonflower

Just received the first samples from my new collection at Spoonflower. Very very exciting, please take a look they are all available to buy. Lots of fabric choice, wallpapers and gift wrap. Thanks for looking!