A Spring Wreath Tutorial

A Spring Wreath Tutorial

It’s wreath time again! It’s only been a couple of months since I last replaced the wreath on our door, but signs of spring are definitely here. I hadn’t decided what to do, maybe tidy up last year’s spring wreath (you can read about that here!), but at our church a couple of weeks ago they […]

Lined Curtains Tutorial

Lined Curtains Tutorial

Living in an older house means that it’s often a bit draughty. Although our house is not listed, being in a conservation area means that there are rules about what we can and cannot do to our house. UPVC is out. So the windows at the back have double glazing but the ones at the front […]

25 Great Tips for Sewing Clothes Without a Pattern

25 Great Tips for Sewing Clothes Without a Pattern

Sewing your own clothes is fab. I have been making stuff for myself since I was ten years old. The first thing I made was a skirt and I have not looked back. I love having something that nobody else has, in a style I like and in a fabric and a colour that I […]

A Simple Dress Without a Pattern

A Simple Dress Without a Pattern

About 2 years ago I bought some green jersey to make a dress and last week I finally got round to making it. I’d decided not to bother with a pattern as I was planning on making something very simple and I already had an idea  in my head of how I wanted it to […]

How to Make a Little Purse

How to Make a Little Purse

A while ago I was experimenting with making little lined purses. I wanted them to have zips and also be flat at the bottom so that they would stand up on their own. Some gorgeous lace zips caught my eye so I decided to combine the two to make a lined flat bottomed purse with […]