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Skye Sundress At The Beach

This is the Tilly and the Buttons Skye Sundress in the mini-length – perfect for a day at the beach. I made this sweetheart dress in a cotton (now sadly sold out) bought from TMOS. Do you recognise certain European … Continue reading

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Lockdown Luck – The K6434

Lockdown. It’s a pretty terrifying word. Nothing pretty, here. Brain fuggy. Emotions stalled. Cuddles? Be careful, now. Creativity? You should be so lucky. And yet, here I find myself sharing one of the prettiest makes in ages! This is the … Continue reading

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Budding Creativity

Buds are emerging. Snowdrops and crocuses poke their heads above the ice-packed ground, determined to flower against their iron prison. April 2021 (lockdown freedom?) appears on the horizon of a calendar that has come to mean almost nothing. Confused thoughts … Continue reading

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Clothes To Keep You Cool

Despite what you might think, more clothes can keep you cool during a heatwave! On today – the hottest day in the UK year – I am wearing a long, viscose kimono over shorts and a silk Ogden cami. (You … Continue reading

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Hackney Palm House

There I was sat at my desk, Ella happily destroying the new office rug, when I said out loud, ‘I fancy writing a blog post!’ And here I am! This is my summer lockdown outfit. Shall we pause to consider … Continue reading

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Sewing A Top For Spring Trends

Let me tell you a secret. I’m one of those rare people who doesn’t pack away winter and summer wardrobes according to the seasons. I just don’t own that many clothes! But this top allowed me to understand that there … Continue reading

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Sewing A Dress In Lockdown

Can you snap out of a sewing slump during lockdown? Lately, I’ve only been sewing items for the home. I couldn’t get my head around sewing scrubs or masks. Equally, I felt no compunction to sew pretty dresses. But then, … Continue reading

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Embroider Yourself Calm

How are you staying calm in lockdown? If you’re struggling, I recommend a spot of embroidery. This is my first attempt at embroidery and I’m happy! I bought my kit from Jenny Blair and can’t recommend her kits enough, if … Continue reading

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A House Of Hackney Cushion Cover

If you’re anything like me, you need a badger in your life. Preferably, one holding a cocktail! I don’t know about you, but I simply can’t concentrate on complex sewing projects right now. Also, I have a big stash to … Continue reading

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Guest Feature – Ella’s 5 Lockdown Lessons

So, there I was, having a lovely snooze – I was chasing squirrels in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, it were right grand an’all – when blow me down, if I didn’t hear the strangest noise. It sounded all, like, … Continue reading

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