looking back and forwards – 2017 makenine

Hi there and a very happy new year to you all! After looking back at what worked and didn’t work so well in 2016 its time to look forward to what is coming next!Now that we are settled in Brighton and the huge upheaval of new job and moving are out of the way I…

Top 5 of 2016 – hits and misses…

Happy Christmas everyone! I have been enjoying a lovely break with family and food and I’m looking forward to a few days of sewing before I go back to work! Once again I am linking up to the  annual Top 5 series at Crafting a Rainbow. This has been a fairly quiet sewing year for…

Purple roses Belladone – my first Minerva Project

Hi there Today my first project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network is live on their website – check it out here – I’m really honoured to be part of the network with so many other amazing bloggers! For my first project I wanted to use a pattern that I felt fairly confident about so…

Out of the blue – Sewoverit Heather Dress

Hi there I am really bad at getting pictures at this time of year so it has taken me a couple of weeks to get photos of this dress. One day I will work out how to get good indoor pictures using my fairly basic camera, but until then I will just have to make…

Paisley in the Park – Named Helmi dress

Hi there – it’s definitely autumn here now! The clocks have gone back and the days are already so much shorter. Today it was a little grey so the photos aren’t the greatest but at least I remembered to get some before it got dark! This is the Named Helmi tunic dress, from their latest…

Jacket required – Papercut Waver

Hello there – we are still having sunny days here, even if they are increasingly accompanied by chilly nights so we have gone out of the garden for photos today. These pictures were taken at Lewes Castle. This is my first complete autumn sewing project. As soon as it started to feel cooler on my…

Shirts of my summer – Deer and Doe Melilot

Hi there – hope everyone had a good week? I’m slowly getting back into a routine and starting to think about autumn sewing – but before I dig out scarves and jumpers and as long as the sun is still shining, I have a few more summer makes to share! Way back in May (or…

Moving on dresses – lady skaters in blue

It’s September, seasons changing and big changes in my life! I am in a new house in a new (old) city, with a still quite new job. So I have spruced up the blog a bit to go with all the new beginnings and I finally have a some new dresses to blog about! I…

Let’s go to the prom – BHL Flora

Hi All Today I am finally posting about the project that has been keeping me busy for the last month! My daughter has just finished her GCSEs and it was her school prom last week. As I have said previously, I am away from home during the week until we can move house and the…

My new favourite blouse – Melilot forever..

Hi All So we are almost half way through Me Made May and it is also time to start on summer sewing. I have very restricted time for sewing now as I am away from home during the week for the next few months, but I have found my new favourite pattern for the summer…