I write this fresh from waging war on the slugs and snails in my garden. I'd love to say that I was the victor but, despite having deposited a full ice cream tub of the slippery critters into the skip at the end of my road, I fear their guerilla warfare tactics will give them … Continue reading Quilt happy
Something feels wrong this Monday. Oh, wait, I know what it is… …it’s not a Bank holiday. Sob, sob. Somehow the three-day weekend last week felt like a miniature holiday, whereas the weekend we’ve just had was more like a rushed work lunch break. Two whole days passed so quickly that I don’t really know … Continue reading Back to business: card holders
You know my hugely nebulous plans to start up a great fabric empire to rival Libertys? Well, in an attempt to make them less nebulous and more concrete, I've given myself a deadline to have my Etsy shop up and running and actually stocked with things that I've made. (Note the careful way I'm not … Continue reading A first teapot cosy and some grand plans
Looking for something to do while you watch the TV this evening that’s really fiddly, will make you cross and leave you with an imperfect result? Excellent! Then I’ve got the perfect thing… I spent last Saturday night watching The Voice (it’s not that good this year, is it?) and swearing throughout my second attempt … Continue reading A fiddly little project
Remember when I made the little sproglet a set of carrot clothes in celebration of National Carrot Day a few months ago? And how I broke my sewing machine making the first of four planned bibs? Well, the breakage turned out to be terminal, which was sad for my machine, but quite delightful for me … Continue reading A bundle of bibs
It's a blinking good morning here in sarfeest London. The sun is shining, I got a full six hours un-interrupted sleep last night (finally breaking my lack of sleeping spell) and it's almost the long Easter weekend... Could life get any better? Turns out, it could! Because I've also got my first ever guest post … Continue reading Easter guest posting
I’m not sure how this crucial information can have possibly passed me by until now, but I have just discovered that it’s Bacon Connoisseurs Week. This week… Luckily, I found out in the nick of time, for tomorrow is the very last day we have to celebrate all things bacon until the revered event comes … Continue reading It’s Bacon Connoisseurs Week!
As well as my homemade Christmas, I'm working on some other homemade presents too, these for my partner's birthday in November. This is proving trickier than it used to be, as my time for making anything during the day is a bit limited. Somehow, looking after the baby, taking a walk and remembering to get … Continue reading Three secret projects