Embroidered banner | Hello! Hooray!
Embroidered banner

I have been making this embroidered banner¬†as a house warming gift for one of my best friends over the past few weeks, and now that I have given it to her I can share it with you! It should have been finished quite a while back, but I was really ill when we were supposed to meet up so I couldn’t go. Actually, I didn’t get it finished in time either! So I was determined to have it ready for the second time round ūüôā¬† Read More

Pink pineapple embroidery | Hello! Hooray!
Pink pineapple embroidery

I love pineapples and they’re everywhere right now. Sadly, I’m allergic to real pineapples, but that doesn’t stop me from stitching one! I spotted this project in last month’s Mollie Makes (issue 55), which was designed by Catherine Greenslade, and knew that I’d have to have a go at making it. The original project uses golds and oranges for the pineapple, but having seen pink pineapples on Columbia Road a few weeks ago, I decided to make mine¬†with a twist!¬† Read More

Secret Garden Embroidery - What Delilah Did
A natter with…What Delilah Did

Photo credit: Secret Garden Embroidery РWhat Delilah Did


A few weeks back, I was really excited¬†to see that the latest book by¬†What Delilah Did (created by Sophie Simpson) is about to be released. A limited number of advance copies of¬†Secret Garden Embroidery¬†(pictured above) were available to buy so I snapped one up! I know people always say that you should never judge a book by its cover, but this is one that you can instantly fall in love¬†just by looking at the beautifully stitched bee and the sweet cover illustrations. These illustrations run right through the book, and the projects are all tied together with the story of Mrs Merriweather and her wonderful garden. I am a big fan of Sophie’s books and wanted to find out more about¬†What Delilah Did, and I’m delighted to say that Sophie very kindly agreed to do a little interview for¬†Hello! Hooray! to tell us all about it…

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Happy Easter 2015
Bits & Bobs: April 2015

April has been a jam-packed month – it started out with the Easter holiday, which was just so lovely and relaxing! Since then things have been a bit hectic with my day job, but that hasn’t stopped me trying to fit in as much making as possible. The weather has been a bit unpredictable this month, but with all this lovely sun and rain the garden is flourishing. Lots to be thankful for this month!¬† Read More

Vintage sewing treasures
Vintage sewing treasures

Tom’s Nanna recently passed on a box of vintage sewing treasures to me, and I had to let you see them! I was so excited to discover what was inside… I love anything vintage but especially sewing things. They always make me wonder who used them and where they came from. I don’t actually know anything about these, but I’ll find out and will let you know!¬† Read More