Christmas Jumper Night

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Hi Everyone,

This is a little late but thought I'd share all the fab designs from my Christmas Jumper Workshops at The Thirsty Bird in Wimborne.


Glittery Francoise!

Friday, December 15, 2017

So when the party season arrives, you need some easy outfits. For me they have to be comfy, as I truly don't care for uncomfortable wearing, no matter how good it looks. I wanted something simple but with a hint of festive cheer. And I found it in the Tilly and the Buttons Francoise


Sapporo Coat Take 2

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hi Everyone, 

So an impromptu photo shoot happened today. I've been whining to my other half about getting a tree for the past week. As soon as the 1st December comes around, I'm fully Christmas committed. And my favourite place to go is a local caravan park which has it's own private forest. Their trees are always so perfect and it's sort of a new tradition in our house. 

[Rob's Christmas Trees at The Inside Park, Down House Estate - Blandford] 


My Cocoon Dress

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hi Everyone!

So here is (finally) my pink linen blend Cocoon Dress. It's been an item on my to-do list since AUGUST!!! But I've finally made it.


Party Season - Shiny Silver Skort

Friday, November 10, 2017

Hi Everyone, 
I wanted to share with you my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. I definitely had the upcoming party season in my head when thinking about this one...


Having Fun with Tiny Clothes

Monday, October 30, 2017

Hi Everyone, 
So if you watch my Youtube Channel, you'll know that I've been getting very excited about my bestie's baby on the way. And when you love sewing - the excitement about making tiny people's clothing is too much!

I bought a few baby patterns from Brindille & Twig. Gosh they are the best. Great designs, easy to follow and I'm just totally in love with everything I've made. 


Pomegranate Blouse

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hi Everyone, 

Well today I'm sharing something really girly. It's a blouse I pattern tested for and I love it! Let me introduce to you the Pomegranate Blouse by new indie pattern designer Octavia


Pink Sapporo Coat

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hi Everyone, 

It's autumn!!! Which means I have every excuse to make cosy oversized jumpers, pjs and winter coats! I thought I'd share some more photos of my latest make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. 


Marble Lake Style

Friday, September 22, 2017

Hi Everyone, 

Welcome back, apologies for the absent posts. It's been crazy busy in the studio with orders and attending and teaching at The Handmade Fair. But I'm back, recovered and ready for some amazing Autumn/Winter projects. 

 So you may have seen me talking about this Marble Lake Pink Velour in my August Fabric Stash Video. I'm not a huge fan of Velour or Velvet; I struggle with the feel and texture of it. But when Marble Lake sent me this Dusky Pink Velour I was surprised by how soft and, in my world, how 'un-friction-y' it was.


Melilot Shirt by Deer and Doe

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Hi Everyone, 

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. With The Handmade fair being less than a week away, it's all work and no play in the studio at the moment!


Liberty Details - Bettine Dress

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Hello Everyone, 

I'm back with another summer make. This time a simple, staple Bettine Dress for everyday wear. Read my post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network HERE.


Pineapple Top | Statement Sleeves

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hi Everyone! I'm back!

After 3 amazing weeks touring Europe, I'm back in the studio and ready for some exciting projects. I think you can see that this one is already a corker! What more could you want from a summer top than bright colours and a pineapple print?


My Flamingo Etta Dress!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hello Everyone! 

Welcome back to the blog, I'm sorry for the lack of posts. It's been crazy busy in the studio, plus I'm going on holiday - in fact when this post comes out I'll be there already!

I'm sharing my latest Minerva Crafts Blog Post with you, which you can read HERE. I had so much fun making this Tilly and the Buttons Etta Dress. Here's a few more photos!


My Briar Tees

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hi Everyone,

Thought I'd show you my freshly made Briar Tees (From Megan Nielsen). I love this pattern so much, but there were a few things I found that I want to share. 


My New Machine

Monday, June 12, 2017
Hi Everyone,

Wanted to share with you an exciting change in the studio this month. I have a new worker - a Janome DKS30!

Since working with Janome I've been falling more and more in love with their machines. In Tilly's (and the Buttons) studio we use the DKS100 machines and both these models are so great to work with. After playing on the DKS30's in my workshops at the Handmade Fair, I knew I had to have one. (Plus on a cosmetic note - it's PINK!)


Felt Birthday Garland

Hi Everyone, 

Hope you're all well and have been making time for some summer crafting. I wanted to share with you my latest post for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. I made this super easy felt garland for birthday celebrations. 


Wedding Guest Outfit II

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Happy weekend! It was my cousins wedding yesterday, and it truly was a magical day for the sweetest couple. I thought I'd share with you what I wore, as guess what? It was handmade by me.

So you may have seen me talking about the fabric I bought in THIS video on my channel. I got this incredible bright orange jersey, and navy paint splash jersey from I also had a Vogue V9197 dress pattern mentioned in my March favourites. So putting the two together I made a super comfy, super bright dress!


Summer Lace Overlay Skirt

Friday, May 12, 2017

My next post on the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is now up. Read all about my lace overlay skirt here. 
And if you just love seeing the beautiful bright yellow rapeseed flowers at this time of year, see more below!

Japanese Embroidered Jacket

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Hi Everyone,

I found this image on Pinterest and have had it pinned for weeks. I love Japanese style embroidery, it's so detailed, yet so simplistic. The use of one colour with a symmetrical pattern is just so beautiful. And I actually love this white on navy variation.

I saw this style of embroidery on a lot of quilts online which are stunning, but I wanted to see how I can tailor it to work with clothing. So with this in mind, and a plain navy bomber jacket in my wardrobe, it was time to blend the two into this DIY. 

My Holly Jumpsuit

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Hi Everyone!

So I'm now part of the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network. And this By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit was my first project with them. If you want to read all about it, CLICK HERE to read my post! 


My Summer Cactus Cleo

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Hi Everyone,

So I've made another Cleo! YEY! This time I wanted a really bright one, perfect for summer. I found this Bright Pink Cotton in my local Haberdashery and thought it was perfect.


DIY LUSH Bath Bomb Marble Paper

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Hi Everyone,

I've done a new DIY video on my YouTube channel on how to make your own Marble paper using LUSH bath bombs. It's super fun, super easy and I just wanted to share a few ideas of what you can do with the paper too!


Things that make me HAPPY

Friday, March 24, 2017
Hi Everyone!

Just thought on this gloomy Friday I'd share some things that make me happy - so even if you're having a bad day you're reminded of the little things that make you smile!

1. Sharp Scissors (yes I'm weird but it's so satisfying!)
2. Roast dinners with my family. We're crazy when we're all together.
3. Postcards from Friends
4. Laughter, whether I know who they are or not, hearing it makes me smile.
5. A Cup of Tea. At any time of day, it makes me slow down.
6. Cosy knitted jumpers, especially when they're made by my Mum.
7. My friends sitting on my sofa. It's so comfy and I love it when we're all bundled together with blankets.
8. Little trips away in our van, no TV, minimal signal and canned soup.
9. Wrapping presents for peoples birthdays.
10. Fresh Sheets

What little things or moments make you happy?

Happy Friday all! Keep Smiling.