Rag Market tips / Fabric Haul


If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen that last weekend I made another pilgrimage to the World Famous Rag Market. We don’t live locally but my mum and I try and go a couple of times a year for a nice day out or weekend away. This time we had a busy one day trip which included the rag market shopping and tickets to the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC.
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Snowy Swagger Sweater


Anyone else try and get blog pictures in the snow? I was so full of cold but was determined to get out in that pretty white stuff for some nice pictures – unfortunately a horrendous cold and standing in the snow without a coat on wasn’t a good combination, so this is what I ended up with – I’ll definitely give it a miss next time!

Anyway, on to the sewing! I made this top – it’s the Swagger Sweater from George and Ginger Patterns. I have written a post before about the Rival Dress from George and Ginger and so I would definitely say I was a fan of this pattern company! Read More

Jan/Feb Roundup


It’s March! How has that happened?! It seems like just a few days ago that it was New Year and I was writing my first blog post but here we are, in March. It doesn’t help much that the weather is still desperately clinging onto winter! I wasn’t planning on doing round-up posts of all the things I’ve made so that’s not what this is, I don’t feel like I have made any great strides to becoming more sustainable so I want to have a look back at how I am getting on with my goals and have a look forward at what I could do differently. I also have been really inspired by some amazing people in the first couple of months of this year so I thought it would be nice to do a little ’round-up’ of what’s inspiring me to keep going down this path.

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