These cropped trousers were from the local jumble sale.  They are a lovely quality fabric, I think you would call it a bedford cord, the white stripe is a raised rib.  They were an awful mid calf, slightly flared length, and I was in need of a pair of shorts that fit. After pinning up … More Shorts

Tea Cosy

Having finished my degree (and getting awarded a First) I finally have time to start using some of my vast stash of fabric and thought I’d start by make a tea cosy for the campervan tea pot. Simple I thought… I had an idea in my head for something like an Argyll diamond design, using … More Tea Cosy

Studio Spring Clean

I have been Spring Cleaning my Studio.  Having visited a neighbour who has a dedicated studio building for her work, I was feeling frustrated with my space which doubles as the guest bedroom.  It is a lovely big room, which I manage to fill with creative clutter.  Having been thinking about a conversation with the … More Studio Spring Clean

Time to Sew

  My Uni. work is all done and handed in!  That’s the first year of my Textiles Design (BA Hons) complete. Time to get the sewing machine out: I bought an altered silk blouse in the Poorboy Vintage Outlet in Hull for just £2 sometime ago.  Just because the colour was perfect with my favourite … More Time to Sew

Buttons and Bowls

I spent £2.30 in the Salvation Army Charity shop and came out with these pretty bowls, bags of buttons and the cutest little reel of cotton.  The bag of leather buttons only has a few that are leather, the others are plastic, but still useful.  The bag of black buttons includes lots of really pretty … More Buttons and Bowls