Category: sewing

Aaaand breathe…

All that stress was totally worth it: I now officially have a Bachelor’s degree 😀 And I now (semi) officially have a place on a Master’s degree in September 😀 Phew! Anyway, now I’m excited and much less stressed (ha!) I can get back to crafting and blogging! (HA!) First ever cushion cover – can’t […]

Procrastination Season

It’s that time of year again. Exams in the next month. Dissertation deadline in six weeks. Then final exams. AND THEN THE REAL WORLD apparently. So of course I’ve found lots of things to do that don’t involve libraries and remembering 29 different tenses in two different languages and research and panicking about life, the […]

Procrastination is my middle name

I really am terrible when it comes to getting work done. I can pretty much find ANYTHING else to do to avoid doing work. I have discovered baking. Oaty vanilla biscuits, recipe courtesy of marzipan I made a batch on Friday night and my flatmates hoofed them down, so they definitely get the thumbs up! […]

Sew, sew, sew…

A leopard print purse for my sister’s friend And a FOURTH damask purse, along with a polka dot one, for two more of my sister’s friends People really seem to love that damask fabric, I’ve made 3 for other people and I’ve got another SEVEN to make D: And some mittens for one of my […]


Purse made from this tutorial I’m so pleased with how this turned out! I did a practice one using cheap lining fabric and it looked… Different, to say the least. So I was terrified this was going to look rubbish too, but I pressed it after every step, and I pinned, and tacked, and sewed […]


Well, time certainly flies, doesn’t it! I suppose a fair bit has happened since my last post (although it doesn’t feel like it!) – the main thing being I got into university! It feels like it’s been such a slog to get to this point, but it is so exciting to finally be at this […]

The finished product

Available here! Available here! I added the bows and think they look pretty, in an understated way. I didn’t want to overegg the pudding, as it were. I also started reading Captain Corelli’s Mandolin yesterday – I shall reserve judgement until I have read more! So far, I am intrigued. x

A (slightly) new look!

You may or may not notice that I’ve changed the look of my blog a tiny bit – I’ve streamlined the sidebar a bit (it got a bit chunky) and made a new header (I’m quite pleased with it actually!) as I fancied a bit of a change. Anyway, I have been in a bit […]

More sewing

Pincushions! Mum suggested I try making some pincushions so I did! I was worried sewing on such a relatively small scale would be too fiddly but it’s really not 🙂 Not much else has gone on lately – I made an Etsy sale at the weekend so today I spent some time making some tags/business […]

Sewing <3

Polka dot skirt based on this dress I’m really pleased with this – it only took an evening to make and was pretty straightforward. I added the waist belt because the waistband is slightly too big. I’ve since realised this is because I sewed the waistband on upside down. Oops. Anyway, I hope I find […]