A Special Day for Fred

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Yes gorgeous Fred turned 4 on the 18th August and I wanted him to know it. So I gave him a little party- much to my sisters dismay! :P


White, Grey and Yellow.

Friday, August 19, 2016
So I really love interiors, it's my favourite thing to dream and lust over on Pinterest. (Follow my boards here!) And as we're moving house I have an excuse to spend hours trawling through ideas and making new boards of inspiration.

One room I love in life is actually my sister's bedroom. She's very tidy, like me, and loves simple lines and clean colours. So I thought I'd share some photographs to give you some inspiration of your own.


New DIY Video is up!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Hello Everyone!

I have been trying to get back into my videos and blog posts, so I've just released a new tutorial video which you can watch here:

I loved making this video, and I love these cute fabric baskets too! They're super useful, you can make them tiny or huge! Make them for storage, for plant pots, or even pencils!


Paper Party Hats

Friday, August 12, 2016

Well it's my sister's dog's birthday next week.... and I am currently looking after him whilst they're on holiday. You might not know this but I LOVE a party. I love planning them and making decorations, so I thought as I'm alone with Fred, we'd have our own party to celebrate his 4th birthday! (Stay with me on this!)
It's just a bit of fun, but it does mean I get to make party decs and all the trimmings- which means DIY- which means new posts for you!

So up first on the making list is PARTY HATS! (Human and dog size! :P)


5 Items I'm loving on Etsy

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Hi Everyone,

I'm a huge Etsy fan. Not only do I sell my wares on there, but I buy 80% of all my presents for family and friends on there too. (And the occasional present for myself! Shhhh!)

There's so many amazing small businesses and handmade brands on there, and I 'favourite' items almost daily. Here's my top 5 items I'm loving at the moment. (Some may become a present for someone soon!).

1. Porcelain Cloudy Dish by Urban Cartel.

This Australian Brand has a wide variety of gorgeous modern porcelain items. And these are so cute!


Meadow© Print Pleated Skirt

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Oooo another DIY! I'm on a roll with my 'get back into making clothes' mission! I wanted to make another piece from my printed fabrics, and as they're medium weight cottons, I need structural designs. The dungaree dress worked well with the pleated skirt, so I thought I'd make a longer version.


My Coco

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
As you may know I teach Free Machine Embroidery Workshops at Tilly and the Buttons HQ (BOOK HERE if you want to join me!). As I'm trying to get back into the dressmaking world, I thought I'd have a go at Tilly's amazing Coco pattern.

I've actually had this pattern since February!!! (I've been a little tied up with other things). I finally got round to buying my jersey and sewing it all together. I got it all done in a day and loved every minute. It's so easy and it's so comfy to wear.


Weekend in Brighton

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Some of you may know, from looking at my Instagram feed, that my lovely sister took me to Brighton last weekend. Neither of us had been before, and we've always wanted to go, so Bea organised the whole thing as a birthday treat.

We stayed in a lovely ladies house through Air BnB which you can book HERE. Annette was super lovely and she has many rooms you can stay in for a weekend break, or holiday. Her super friendly cat Freddie was also a highlight.