My Top 5 Sewing Books

As I have previously mentioned in my favourite sewing tools blog, I love sewing books. 95% of the time I would rather lift a book to find out more about a particular topic than use google (but there is the odd occasion google is good for a quick reference). So I am going to talk [...]

Me Made May 2020 Round Up

Me Made May 2020 is over and I had a great time seeing everyone’s outfits everyday and following along with your pledges. My pledge was to document my outfit every day to analyse what I actually wear right now so I can focus on adding these garments to my wardrobe. My big focus was finding [...]

Me Made May 2020 Part 1

We are now half way through me made may and I wanted to reflect on what I have been wearing so far. My pledge this year was to take it as an opportunity to really think about the clothes that I am actually wearing at the moment, so that I can focus on making these [...]

Finding Time to Sew

I often get asked how I manage to get so much sewing done with 2 small kids and I am going to share some of my top tips with you . Be Organised I know this sounds like an obvious first step, but the more you can get yourself organised in advance, the more you [...]

Spring/Summer 2020 Inspiration

I have never made it a secret that my love for Autumn/Winter fashion far outweighs Spring/Summer. Autumn colours and styles are much more “me”. So I often struggle to gather inspiration for spring and summer sewing and it is often just a muddle of makes that don’t necessarily match. I would love to have some [...]

Frocktails NI 2020 Part 1

Can you imagine my excitement when Northern Ireland’s first ever Frocktails was announced. One of the great things about being part of the #northernirelandsews community is that we are cut off from a lot of other sewists in our little island so we make even more effort to get to know each other and get [...]

My Top Sewing Tools

We all have our favourite sewing tool, don’t we? Something you just can’t imagine sitting down to start a project without. Here’s a little round up of my favourites, along with the link to my amazon storefront where you can buy most of this (along with lots of other goodies!). If there is anything not [...]

Make It Simple Review Part 1

When Tilly and the Buttons first announced her new book I still hadn’t made my first Indigo dress so I wasn’t first to join the preorder list. But once I it (and the second) I preordered it straight away! The instructions for the Indigo dress were so clear and easy to follow so I was [...]

Minerva Wishlist

Minerva Crafts are running their very popular VIP Craft Club Day were all existing and new members will receive 20% off! This also includes Simplicity patterns which are already 50% off, so if ever there was a time to sign up and stock up, it’s now. VIP Craft Club Day 20% Off I’ve put together [...]

Make Nine 2019- a review

I wrote a blog post back during the summer to access how I was getting on with my “make nine” plans. To finish off the year... I haven’t got much further 😣 I had finished my Rumana coat and self drafted dress and had 4 other projects “in progress”. They are still in progress to [...]