Poppy needlepoint cushion

Back in September, during my visit to the Handmade Fair, I bought a kit from Mad in England to make a dinky needlepoint cushion.  I had never tried needlepoint before but it looked pretty straightforward and I loved the colours of the poppy design. I took the kit on holiday when we had our week…

Back from our South African adventure

For those who don’t know, the reason for my silence over the last few weeks is because we have just got back from a fantastic holiday in South Africa. We had a lovely 2 and a bit weeks exploring Cape Town and the wider Western Cape, and celebrating the wedding of my beautiful best friend…

Vintage sewing tin

I took the boys out this morning and while we were gone J cracked on with clearing out our dumping ground of a cellar. He stumbled across this vintage sewing tin which came from my Grandad’s house a year or so ago. I think it must have been my Granny’s. It’s full of fabulous retro…

Drawing folder

Just over a month ago I came across some fab retro-style fabric in the lovely Guthrie & Ghani in Moseley. I had an order for a child’s drawing folder and I took a punt on my customer loving the fabric as much as I did, making it into a practical tote for crayons and sketch…

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….

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…

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…

Quilts and SewBrum

We’ve had a busy weekend with the boys but lots of fresh air and running around. I’m cracking on with my little bunnies and hope to have them up for sale on my Folksy page by the end of the week, exciting! Crochet is my main craft but I also love a bit of simple…

Here goes…

I’m mum to two beautiful boys. I love them both to bits but boy are they hard work sometimes! Whilst pregnant with my first son, I taught myself to knit and this then led to a full blown craft addiction, mainly crochet but I’ll give anything a go really. When I’m creating something, the stress…