• 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,…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Latest make: Lander Pants

    Way back in May I found a pattern that I liked the look of for some shorts ready for summer. But then the summer got eaten up by home schooling, and any sewing that happened was for the kids who…

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

    Putting On A Mask

    When I was a kid, putting a mask on meant donning my gorilla mask from Bristol zoo and jumping out of the bushes to try and scare my parents. For my kids, putting a mask on means keeping themselves and…

  • a pair of odd socks made for wellbeing Wednesday
    children's clothes,  diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Well Being Wednesday

    For the last few weeks of term, my daughter’s school has encouraged the kids to take part in Well Being Wednesday. Even for those of us who are still homeschooling, we have been encouraged to spend some time doing activities…

  • Rosie wearing a black hoody and gym clothes
    diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020 Week Three

    Isn’t it strange how, even in lockdown, time disappears so quickly? I cannot believe that it is already time for my Me Made May 2020 week three roundup. Monday 11th May My Cuppa Tee t-shirts (Made By Jack’s Mum) are…

  • Rosie is wearing a yellow t-shirt with black and white chickens on it, standing in front of three chickens
    diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020 Week One

    I am so grateful to Zoe for running Me Made May again. I wear most of my makes all year round, but sometimes some slip to the back of the drawer and are forgotten for a while. Me Made May…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Me Made May 2020

    Thanks to Lockdown, I have completely lost track of what day of the week it is, let alone what month. When my nine year old woke me with the words “IT’S TWELVE DAYS UNTIL MY BIRTHDAY” this morning, I realised…

  • diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Sushi Socks: Make Nine 2020

    One of my Make Nine 2020 goals is to make some socks. Crocheted or sewn, it doesn’t matter, I just felt that this was a gap in my me made wardrobe that I could easily fill. I started to crochet…

  • Rosie wearing her first make from her make nine 2020 list. A long-sleeved cuppa tee from made by jack's mum
    diy wardrobe,  sewing

    Make Nine 2020 Update

    Way back at the end of January I wrote my Make Nine list for 2020. Writing the list was a brilliant way for me to focus my mind on projects I really want to do, even though we all know…