• sewing

    Latest Make: Driftwood Dolman

    Right back at the beginning of the year, I had so many plans for things I wanted to sew. I was fully motivated and looking forward to achieving some of my making goals. And then lockdown came. Homeschooling and sewing are not compatible. My kids seem to be incapable of going thirty minutes without asking me when lunch is or if they can have a snack. Trying to sew in between just ends up with sleeves sewn on in interesting places. A couple of weeks ago Waves and Wild (formerly Made By Jack’s Mum) asked me to test their latest…

  • the beginnings of a crochet blanket laid on the back of a sofa
    crochet

    Sky Blanket: February Update

    It is hard to believe that a whole month has passed since my last post. I had so many plans for posts, but somehow have not managed to write them. I blame homeschooling, as I have lost my computer to…

  • crochet

    January In Blanket Form

    After approximately eleven years, January is finally over. What a month it has been: full national lockdown (again) and homeschooling on top of what is already January. Gah. I have always known that sewing and crochet are good for my…

  • children's clothes,  sewing

    Scrap Busting Sewing

    This post contains affiliate links. If you click on a link and make a purchase I may earn a few pennies, but without any additional cost to you. One of my favourite things to come out of lockdown has been…

  • crochet,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Making Plans for 2021

    Usually, at this time of year I like to set myself some goals and start thinking of things I would like to achieve or do before December. I don’t make resolutions, as I know I will just fail within a…

  • crochet

    Another Lockdown Blanket Update

    It has been a while, but as we are now in lockdown again, I feel it is time for another lockdown blanket update. Much like 2020 itself, the making of this blanket has posed questions and dilemmas. The biggest problem…

  • crochet

    Sky Blanket 2021 is GO!

    In case you missed it, 2020 is finally over. This can only mean one thing: my sky blanket 2021 is GO! Really, that is probably the only thing that changed with the new year. We are in tier four, my…

  • Putting on a mask - Harry Potter themed face masks
    sewing

    Things I Made In 2020

    Having reviewed my make nine list the other day, I was feeling a bit miffed that I hadn’t achieved more. But then I remembered that 2020 has been a year like no other. Instead of focussing on things I hadn’t…

  • crochet,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Make Nine 2020: a review

    Way back in January, when 2020 stretched out before us as a fresh, exciting new year, I wrote my make nine list. I, like most people, had literally no idea that 2020 had some serious other plans. In all honesty,…

  • A view over fields at sunrise - inspiration for Rosie's Sky Blanket 2021
    crochet

    Sky Blanket 2021

    A few weeks ago I started thinking about doing a sky blanket next year. Since then the sky has been putting on a pretty amazing show, almost as if it is telling me that I absolutely must do a sky…

  • crochet

    Sky Blanket

    The other day I dusted off an old WIP. I have been missing making my lockdown blanket in the evenings, and wanted something easy to occupy my hands. After months (possibly at least 12…) of neglect I reached for my…