Thursday, May 17, 2012

Men's Cap Tutorial

I was excited to see this project on my dash the other day, as there really are not a lot of men's tutorials that strike my fancy.

Hubby was not too impressed at first glance with this one, but I love it. You never know, maybe I can talk him around? Or possibly make it for someone else.

Check out the great tutorial at to make your own!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I've been keeping very busy sewing winter school uniforms - there has been nothing but navy in twill, fleece and polarfleece under my sewing machine foot for a while now.

I was happy to take a bit of a break and make some pretties to update the shop with - you can find them at the etsy store. I needed to do something with flowers and bling after all that navy!

My overlocker (serger) has been acting up, just as I have become very confident with it - typical! I have managed to fix it a few times now, but I fear it really needs some professional attention. I've had to sew a few of the uniforms above using only the sewing machine, and I've realised how indispensable the overlocker has become. Sadness. I can only hope it is a simple thing to get fixed, and hopefully I can schedule it in soon.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What is it that makes a handmade gift so special?




"Creating something by hand for somebody else is a very special thing to do," says Joelle Hoverson, owner of Purl Soho and author of Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts.

Watch Melanie Falick (Weekend Knitting), Andrea Price (Knitspeak), and Hoverson speak about their personal memories of knitting with and for their families and friends, and the joy of creating gifts.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Key Fobs

This morning, I made some key fobs. I've been working way more than usual and not having any crafting time has been bugging me. I wanted to make (and finish) something! Luckily these key fobs take no time at all. I got my fix, and something new for my keys!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kimono top for my niece - all finished!

My first Habitual kimono top - made for my sweet toddler niece.