Simplicity skirt

I’ve suddenly been inspired to make my own skirt using a Simplicity pattern and some herringbone woollen fabric in my stash. I think my mum bought it originally to make herself a skirt and I reckon it will make a nice cosy skirt for autumn, which I can layer up with tights and a cardi….

Breaking out the big hooks

I’ve had a really busy and fun bank holiday weekend with my boys and I’ve made the most of the extra day with lots of crafting. I’ve stocked my Folksy and Etsy shops with the mint choc button bunny, two child’s upcycled drawstring bags and three button flower brooches whipped up in a couple of…

Isn’t technology fab?!

I would not count myself as a tech geek by any means, but I am totally blown away by the impact that technology and social media┬ácan have on a business as small as mine. I have a page on Facebook with 83 likes (not all people I know!). Through the wonderful world of Twitter (I…

Mint bunnies

The last few evenings I’ve been using some new mint green Patons Smoothie DK to make a couple more button bunnies. These two are now ready for assembly: I love the combination of the light brown and mint green. It reminds me of mint choc chip ice cream, my favourite!

Photos from my hectic week

The completed rainbow stripe baby blanket, inspired by Lucy at Attic24 and for sale on my Folksy shop: The first of two button bunnies commissioned through my Facebook page: And an action shot of N, who managed to get hold of the iPad early one morning and take 60 selfies, most of his feet, while…

Phew, what a week!

It’s been one of those weeks when I struggle to remember what I’ve actually done because everything is such a blur. All I know is I’ve packed a heck of a lot in! I’ve finished a rainbow granny stripe baby blanket, using my leftover Stylecraft Special DK yarn. I’ve set myself up on Facebook and…

Upcycled drawstring bags

Hubbie took the boys out to the park on Saturday afternoon, leaving me a blissful 1.5 hours to myself. Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t just sit still and do nothing so I spent my time in my wonderfully messy craft room cutting out fabric and singing along to Absolute Radio 90s. The…

Never-ending rag rug

Back in 2011 when I was pregnant with my first baby, I went to a rag rugging workshop at the National Trust’s Back to Backs in Birmingham city centre. It was a fun morning and resulted in this pretty seat pad. I obviously bought my own rag rugging tool and hessian thinking that I could…

Crafty lunchtime

One of the best things about going to work is getting a lunch break that doesn’t involve small people demanding yogurts, smearing said yogurt in their hair and flicking it all over my trousers. This lunchtime I met up with a few colleagues for our newly revamped Crafty Club. We’re a small but creative bunch…

It’s in the genes

The majority of my sewing stash is inherited from my Mum and Granny, both sadly no longer with us, but definitely living on through my love of craft. Granny made a lot of her own clothes, as well as clothes for her three children, on a trusty hand-operated Singer that my Grandad still has. And…