Category Archives: sewing and knitting

A blog about my journey making things with sewing needles and knitting needles.

Five Tips For Commuter Knitting

Having spent a year knitting my Heaven And Space Shawl on commutes around the world, I thought I’d share a few tips I have learnt! This shawl has gone on holidays, retreats, trains, through airport security, smuggled into meetings and … Continue reading

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Heaven And Space

This is the Heaven And Space Shawl. I knitted it over the course of a year, little realising that I’d finish in time for yellow to be this season’s colour. Guess I’m just lucky to be a slow knitter!

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Can Giants Wear Giant Gingham?

I am nothing if not derivative. This entire outfit was inspired by The Foldline’s Sew The Summer Trends vlog that featured a place holder image of a giant gingham outfit. I mean, the gingham was giant. Not the outfit. Only … Continue reading

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Not A Princess? It Doesn’t Matter! You Are Awesome GIVEAWAY

When I heard about Wren and Rook’s number one bestselling book You Are Awesome from author Matthew Syed I couldn’t have been happier. I’m a big believer in the power of hard work and embracing failure. Hey, do you think I’d sew … Continue reading

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Do I Want An Overlocker?

Silly question, right? Choosing an overlocker (serger to our US friends) is possibly the second-biggest decision after investing in a sewing machine. If you don’t know what an overlocker is or does, a machine like the Janome 6234XL overlocker allows … Continue reading

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April Showers, May Flowers

Or so the saying goes. My home has been full of flowers over recent weeks; I love a cheap bunch of tulips or daffodils. Plus, it’s that time of year to start replanting the annuals. How this makes my heart … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Silk Jersey

This is my latest make – an Agnes top in silk jersey. Actually, not entirely in silk jersey – the back piece and neckline were cut from black French terry. I found the silk jersey beautiful to work with and … Continue reading

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The Village Haberdashery Sewing Socials

YOU COULD SEW IN A SPACE LIKE THIS Recently, I was lucky enough to be guest host at one of The Village Haberdashery‘s Sewing Social evenings. They run each Thursday night, 6.30-9pm. Each attendee pays £8 to access the studio … Continue reading

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Sew A One Hour Scuba Skirt – Giveaway

Thanks to everyone who watched my vlog interview with The Foldline and made a comment. It looks as though many of us feel the same way around sewing, and how natural fabrics can manage our internal radiators. If you have … Continue reading

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Changing Body Shapes – The Foldline Interview

Ooh, have you ever considered the hot topic (forgive the pun) of sewing and the menopause? I have! Kate of The Foldline visited Did You Make That Towers for a conversation on this subject. Ella joined in the fun, too. You … Continue reading

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