Cardigan Upcycle

For a long time I have been looking for a good wool jumper or cardigan.  My knitting is so slow, I still haven’t quite finished the lovely merino wool cardigan I started in the summer. Finally I found this, in the Salvation Army charity shop.  A M&S Merino wool polo neck.  A couple of sizes … More Cardigan Upcycle

New Jeans!

Since getting green acrylic paint on my poor jeans, I’ve been thinking about the need for a new pair.  The old ones were £3.50 from the charity shop, I altered them at the waist to fit, they were ‘ok’ but not really nice ‘joy sparking’ jeans. Then on a visit to Poorboy, Vintage Boutique in … More New Jeans!

Shorts

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

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