What are your dream sewing projects? Have you got any sewing projects that you’d just love to create that you’ve never managed to realise? I always think of my craft as making dreams come true – #sewingdreams.
Well here we are in 2021. I thought I hadn’t done much in 2020. It felt like time rushed by, while at the same time somehow crawled along all while nothing seemed to happen. Well apparently I was pretty busy. I made more clothes this year than previously. If you want to see everything I […]
I keep having conversations with myself about why I have not made any of these patterns and why I’m keeping them.
Clothes can be magic. They can make you feel a certain way. When you make your own the magic multiplies.
Exploring an old talent can revive your creativity and upgrade your skill level.
Overcoming the reluctance to sew for others can bring some great satisfaction.
Like many other UK sewists, I’ve decided to join the scrubs-making army. There are currently thousands of us, mostly women up and down the country sewing hospital scrubs to support the NHS. I’m doing this because I want to; because it makes me feel useful to make a contribution to something, but while I’m sitting […]
Okay, how do you go back to posting pretty (I hope) pictures of crafting and humble bragging about the state of your stash(es) when the world is still crazy? The answer is you don’t. I know it’s a cliché, but there must be a new normal. These past few weeks in the aftermath of George […]
I haven’t posted anything yet about what’s going on in the world. Not because I don’t have anything to say but because there’s so much to say it’s like a Tsunami. Apart from everything else I’ve realised how much energy I use just trying not to make people feel uncomfortable. I hate confrontation but I […]
I’m sticking with a simplistic but compelling ‘a barrier is better than no barrier’ mantra.