Category Archives: sewing and knitting

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

Turning Seven, Turning Metallic

Oh, man! We can agree that it’s been way too long since Ella last appeared on Did You Make That. Did you know that she’s just turned seven? And next year, I turn 50! How does any of this even … Continue reading

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Sewing Eco-Guilt? Killer!

Have you noticed? Somewhere along the way, the environment stopped being about the largesse of recycling your empty wine bottles at the weekend and started becoming… Well. Really urgent. All around us are images of micro beads floating in pacific … Continue reading

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Haven’t I Seen That Dress Before?

Do your eyes deceive you? Haven’t you seen this Deer & Doe Myosotis dress before? Why yes, you have – here! I decided to pay an homage to Marie of A Stitching Odyssey. Oh, who am I kidding? I copied her. … Continue reading

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The Emotional Range Of Making

My latest pursuit. I’ve been working with an embroidery kit. Oh yeah, I did tapestry and cross stitch as a child, but I’ve never before pursued the solitary activity of choosing which stitch goes where, with a tiny needle and … Continue reading

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The Slither And Hiss Of Silk

Is there anything more delicious than the slither and hiss of silk as a pussy bow is tugged free, during gentle disrobing? YES! The slither and hiss of £3 a metre polyester from TMOS! This animal print is the bomb. … Continue reading

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GBSB Drinking Game!

It’s safe to say I’m just a little excited about the upcoming new series of The Great British Sewing Bee. Rumour has it, it shall be airing in early 2019 so it’s time to get ready. Here’s my Christmas present … Continue reading

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The Festive Message Is GO!

Ella and I hope you enjoy!

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Catch Up And Cushions

Hello, hello! I missed you guys! It’s been crazy busy at Did You Make That Towers with a trip to New York and THEN a trip to North Devon. It’s a tough call to say which was best. Not much … Continue reading

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Sew An Iconic Fashion Item – The Mini Skirt

Do you listen to The High Low Podcast? I really enjoy it. They mentioned that the mini skirt has topped a list of the most iconic female fashion items of the last 50 years. It goes without saying that my … Continue reading

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Can YOU Wear Yellow?

So, who is it who even decided we can’t wear yellow? It’s one of those rules that may make sense for some, but doesn’t seem to work for me. Is it like other rules we encounter? Older women can’t wear … Continue reading

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