Seeing out the old year with an old project

Just finishing a 2 year old UFO. Personal circumstances at the time meant that I didn’t have the heart to finish it. I came across it whilst tidying my studio a few days ago – all it needed was ends sewn in, blocking, sewing up and some buttons added. Now there is a new addition…

Purse handbag mini-wallet organiser/organizer thingie

I think I am perpetually confused in spelling and terminology thanks to being British but working for an American Corporation (where we spell things with a “zee”) and reading lots of lovely US sewing blogs. First I wanted a little organiser for my very small handbag which, during the week resides in my laptop bag…

Re-use Fabric Swatch Coasters

The coasters in my living room are starting to look a little worn, so I decided to whip up a set of quick fabric ones. I still had the original fabric swatches from when I was deciding on what curtain fabric to buy. Free fabric + half an hour = almost free coasters!

7months, 7 hours, 70 minutes

7 months to procrastinate. 7 hours to rediscover horizontal surfaces in my sewing studio. 70 minutes to make. This is similar to the one I made rather more promptly as part of a gift last March.  This time the Kindle cover is for me (I bought a Kindle for myself last May – hence 7…

What I folded last Christmas

Last Christmas I finally decided that this was the year I was going to implement an idea I had had for a few years.  A year or two previously I had tried it in another cubicle but I was sitting with bah humbugs. This particular year I was with more amenable people.  This was the…