Crafting

Top to skirt alteration

29 July 2014 / 0

I bought this top a few years ago – I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous floral pattern! I know it looks like a dress, but it really is far too short for that…! Anyway, more recently it hasn’t fit on the top half, but I was convinced that if I had the courage…

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Summer sewing

23 July 2014 / 6

Ok, I admit it: I have seriously caught the bug for sewing clothes! I’ve made quite a few things already over the past few weeks, and have got a few other projects planned too! I’m finally getting around to sewing things that I’ve wanted to make for ages, and it’s fab 🙂

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Little house trinket shelves

19 July 2014 / 9

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I’ve had my eye on these little house shelves for some time now, and have been planning to customise them with pretty fabrics. You can pick them up on Ebay quite easily and I’ve been excited to get around to doing them! 🙂 I painted the houses white a couple of weeks ago, and yesterday…

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Pyjama trousers

14 July 2014 / 2

I’ve got completely hooked on sewing clothes recently, and have done so much sewing! I feel like I’m really getting to know my machine better and I absolutely love it. I got this super fabric a little while ago to make some pyjama trousers, but I got a bit distracted by other projects before getting…

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The making of Tom’s trousers

05 July 2014 / 0

A few weeks ago, I started making a pair of trousers for Tom (see my work in progress post for the beginnings of this project!). It was never going to be a quick project, and I wasn’t entirely sure that I’d get it right first time but I’d got some fabric quite cheaply, so this…

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Reversible loop scarf

24 June 2014 / 2

  Everyone has a month where you have loads of birthdays, and for us it’s June! I like to make things for people if I have the time, and spotted this lovely loop scarf in Love Sewing Magazine – it’s simple to make and I knew it would make a perfect gift. So I made…

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Mosaic bird bath

23 June 2014 / 3

  I was recently invited to take part in the Topps Tiles Mosaic Tile Challenge, and as I’ve never actually made a mosaic before (and I’m always up for a crafty challenge) I decided to give it a go! I was sent a batch of mosaic tiles and some tile glue, but then from there…

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Oh Happy Day!

20 June 2014 / 0

As you know, I’ve been working on loads of top secret things recently! This cushion is a project for Less Grafting More Crafting, which we’ve done as a guest post on the fabulous Courage and Dash blog – and you can now read the tutorial here! (The internet ate our original post, but the problems…

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Rainbow patchwork baby quilt

15 June 2014 / 2

I’ve been wanting to make a quilt for so long now – I follow so many people on Instagram who are brilliant quilters, and Tom’s Aunt makes amazing ones too so I’m surrounded by inspiration! Our dear friends Luci and Simon are expecting their first baby in just a few weeks, so I decided that…

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Work in progress: Tom’s trousers

24 May 2014 / 0

I recently asked Tom if he would like me to make him something, as I haven’t made him anything since the wedding waistcoats and I seem to have lots of things for me planned! Anyway, he said that he’d quite like some trousers. Hmm, trousers. From what I knew about trousers, they’re quite tricky –…

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