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Quick Fix for a Frumpy Skirt

A few weeks ago now, on my Very Vintage Day with my friend Esther, I bought this calf-length navy pleated skirt for £2.50:

As you can see, I look like an English teacher from the 30s. 402 more words


A Knight in the Making


Sir Grayson.  Details coming soon…

Just a reminder there are only two custom spots left for 2015.



So, these past few weeks there have been some happenings in the works!  A few months ago I met the coolest girl on Instagram, and we now happen to live in the same little town.   193 more words


Loop Cropped Trouser

 People often wonder what I do when I’m not pattern cutting or sewing something. Well, I’m usually deep in my notebook sketching pattern cutting ideas to try. 308 more words


no knitting but lots of walking

Beyond all that greenery, you can see some steps, I think. Youngest Aunt and I managed to scamper up and down – well, that was more Youngest Aunt, the scampering part; but I went up and down them, however badly – quite a lot of stairs last Saturday, clocking up 19.95 Km, according to my tracking device. 144 more words


End of Summer

Well the weather never seemed to get to proper summer this year but the Hobbit started nursery school again yesterday and it is September today so I guess we are done with summer for the year. 239 more words

Knitting And Crochet

Mum's Knitting Needle Case

When I started sewing more regularly (last August!) my Mum mentioned that she would like a knitting needle case as she couldn’t find one that matched the style she wanted.   239 more words