• 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…

  • 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…