Parrot Costume

My son Bryn has his annual cub scout holiday camp this weekend and they are having a fancy dress party on Saturday night. The theme for the fancy dress is ‘pirates’ but my son wants to go as Long John Silver’s parrot, Captain Flint (I had to Google the name).

It was quite a luxury to have a little bit of time to think and plan my strategy, but still I wanted it to be a quick and easy make. Continue reading

#KB Pattern Swap

Hello everyone!

I’m very excited to be talking to you about my latest internet challenge. I’ve been following Siân from Kittenish Behaviour on YouTube for some time. I really love her style and wish I was brave enough to wear what she wears! When she said she was going to host an internet challenge my ears pricked up. She came up with the brilliant idea of the #KBPattern Swap. You can hear all about it here: Continue reading

Purple Cleo

Hello everyone. I’ve not been very productive in January I’m afraid. In the first half of the month I was poorly-sick and in the second half of the month I had a stupidly busy social life with no time to sew. This Cleo dress from Tilly and the buttons, was sewn in half-hour spurts at the beginning of January. Because the Cleo dress is so easy I soon had it sewn up despite the time constraints.

p1020634As you can see I went for a purple corduroy that I bought at the Continue reading

#StitchingSanta Reveal 2016

I have been involved in the sewing (and knitting) world’s answer to Secret Santa since it was a thing three years ago. Each year it goes from strength to strength. It’s time to blog about the lovely items I got in my #StitchingSanta parcel 2016!

My lovely gifter was Sally from the Yorkshire Sewist who put together a lovely package for me. I was lucky to get three separate presents which meant I could spread out the opening throughout Christmas day. We’re not the type of family who rips presents open first thing in the morning. We like to torture Continue reading

#littlereddressproject

Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you’re all having good ones. I decided it would be fun to take part in the #littlereddressproject hosted by runningnstyle as it was a short but sweet project that wasn’t too much of a commitment.

Back in June I won a couple of patterns from Colette Patterns for my leather skirt that I entered for the Monthly Stitch Indie pattern month. For my prize I chose the Moneta and the Laurel. Continue reading