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Our Self-Drafted Silk Shift Dresses

On a couple of separate fabric sale-shopping frenzies, both H and I managed to pick up a metre of the same Liberty print silk each. Quelle horreur! After discussing how we should probably diversify in taste we decided it would actually be quite funny to make matching dresses with our silks (so long as we […]

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Tutorial: Quilted Liberty Travelcard Holder

This tutorial was born out of a little experiment. I was searching blogs for a tutorial for travelcard holders but I couldn’t find any that I particularly liked so thought I’d just go for it and see what happened. These first two holders (matching gifts for my Mum and Dad!) are the results of my […]

Emery Dress

Christine Haynes Emery Dress

This Emery dress was my first experiment with a Christine Haynes pattern and I found the instructions really easy to follow. It was also my first time lining a garment bodice, so I also learnt some new skills along the way. I’m still at the stage of dressmaking where I am getting a little bit better with each […]

Nana's 80th birthday

Continuing Traditions

I would like to tell you about my Nana who passed away a few weeks ago. I have mentioned her in countless posts (such as here and here…) so you probably know how much she helped and inspired me with my sewing and quilting over the years. She was an incredible sewer and quilter and I used […]

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My First Anna Dress

Summer is a perfect time to make some new dresses, right? I’ve been meaning to make the By Hand London Anna dress ever since picking up the pattern in Anthropologie a couple of months ago. Having finished my first I don’t know why I waited so long – it was a JOY to make! I […]

Layering a quilt

How to Layer a Quilt

If you are following us on Instagram you will have seen pictures of our Liberty print strip quilts popping up for the last couple of months. We shared our Liberty stash with each other to create these two quilts, swapping strips of our favourite prints. It’s R’s first full-sized quilt so really nice to share […]

Quilted Liberty Pouch Tutorial

Liberty Quilted Pouch Tutorial

Today is a double birthday whammy for me. My Dad and Aaron share a birthday so for the past few years I’ve had to scramble around for TWO lots of boy presents at the beginning of June. This year I decided I’d make my Dad something (no such luck for Aaron) and found an amazing […]

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Adorn Review and Interview with Shini and Kit

Last month we were lucky enough to be sent a copy of Adorn to have a peek through. In all honesty we didn’t have high hopes for it. We’re both big fans of craft books but Adorn is more focussed on DIY and customising clothes and accessories, things that we don’t really do a lot […]

Easy elasticated skirt tutorial

‘Me Made May’: Elasticated Skirt Tutorial

We’re three weeks in to May already so it’s about time I shared a ‘Me Made May’ project. Been loving seeing everyone else’s efforts – search #MMMay14 on Twitter or Instagram for tons of inspiration! For my MMMay project I thought I’d make the most basic of elasticated skirts. Even if you’ve never made any […]

DIY Drinks Cart

DIY Drink Cart Upcycle

We found this (extremely) grimy drink cart abandoned at the end of our road earlier this year and couldn’t leave it lying there. One man’s junk is another’s treasure, right? We dragged it down the street and shoved it in the corner of the dining room.. where it stayed dirty and unloved for a couple […]

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