Well, I haven’t done much sewing for ages. Mainly for great reasons like an amazing month-long US road trip, from New York to New England to the Gulf Coast in Texas, with loads more in between....Jack Daniels tasting tour for breakfast anyone!? I even managed to squeeze in a few fabric shops 😂. Back home it… Continue reading Night night, sleep tight…!
This summer seems to have flown by, after a really cold Spring we had several weeks of amazing weather. I've done loads of sewing, but less blogging! I'll have to do a catch up post because I'm really pleased with what I made. Anyway, my most recent make is a great pair of trousers, Duet… Continue reading Duet – a great pair of trousers!
It has been an usually hot and dry summer (so far) here in the UK. I honestly can't remember when it last rained and the grass in my garden is a very fetching shade of yellow as a result. Temperatures have been high too and, although I really enjoy the warmth, I've been looking around… Continue reading Keeping cool
The thing I am really loving about sewing my own clothes is being able to create something that I can see in my own mind. I wanted a fairly simple white top to wear this summer and had a lovely bit of embroidered fabric I wanted to use. Although I'm English I got the fabric… Continue reading 2 + 2 = ??
It’s been a topsy-turvy sort of Spring. The weather doesn’t know what it wants to do...in the last week we have had fabulous warm sunshine that has vanished to be replaced by rain, thunder, hailstones and it is really cold - ugh! So, rather unseasonably I have been testing another Love Notions pattern, a lovely… Continue reading Sonata – waiting for the sun!
For years I have had limitations on what I could wear for most of the week. I was a teacher and the head of one of our school sites, so had to wear clothes that were practical but smart. Trousers, dresses and jackets were the order of the day. I developed a wardrobe that suited… Continue reading New life….new wardrobe….new jeans
Well...I always knew I would not be a regular blogger! The last month has gone in a blur! I’ve crossed the Atlantic with No 1 daughter to stay with No 2 who is studying at the University of Houston. It was a rare excuse for some girlie fun and great to spend U.K. Mother’s Day… Continue reading Spring Harmony
One of the more spontaneous things that I’ve done recently was to reply to a Facebook invitation to apply to test a new pattern - the Presto tunic by Love Notions. This is the first pattern test I have been involved with (although I have made Love Notions patterns before) and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, from… Continue reading Hey Presto!
I have always been busy. Don’t get me wrong, I can sit and lose a day (or longer) like the best of us, but since leaving school I’ve worked, in the U.K. and abroad, married, studied, had children, had a really busy and fulfilling job. But in December I retired and now have the opportunities,… Continue reading Better late than never