Me Made May 2017

Yay, it’s that time of year again!
‘I, Corrine of http://www.applebymakes.wordpress.com (@corrineapplebymakes), sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’17. I endeavour to wear a minimum of one me-made or refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2017,and for one day a week to wear an outfit consisting of a minimum of two home made garments’.

This is my third year of Me Made May and now I think that it will be quite straightforward to wear something Me Made every day. It’s the outfit bit I’m going to struggle with as most of my hand made bits and bobs don’t actually go with each other! Off to a good start though for this week… Continue reading

Simple Sew Anneka Tunic

Hi everyone! I’m here to show you my March make (I know, I know) for Simple Sew! It’s the Anneka Tunic which you can get here.  One of the reasons why I’m so late in posting is because I did manage to make a right meal of it.  I want to reassure you though that this is an incredibly simple pattern that is perfect for beginners.  I just got a bit blasé and overconfident with it because it really is so simple!  I’ll explain later…. Continue reading

Kitchen Knife

OK, time for another woodworking post (I’m on a bit of a roll here, two posts within a couple of days).  Towards the end of last year I was trying to think of some ideas for what to get Corrine for Christmas.  Apart from lots of sewing related stuff she mentioned wanting a good quality small kitchen knife.  Then, not long afterwards, I was at the North of England Woodworking Show in Harrogate when I spotted a kit for making a knife – perfect! Continue reading

Copper Pipe Table

Another catch up post from a project a while ago.  There are quite a few websites with ‘easy’ construction woodworking projects that I tend to browse a lot but never make anything.  One of these is Designs by Studio C (as I write this the website is down and this link doesn’t work but they are promising it will be back up soon).  However, when I saw this project I really liked the look of it and fancied making it.

table

Continue reading