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…

Robot duvet cover

I’ve been meaning to post this project for a long time but never quite got there. In fact this whole project has been a little like that, I designed my robot at the start of last year. I finally ordered it as a print last October and by December I had found the time to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Robot Cushion

This morning I took a trip to my local Swedish furniture store to buy a desk and other bits and pieces to furnish what is now my very own workshop. Yes, after four years of dinosaurs and playmobil I have treated myself to a whole room where I can create and I am beyond excited…