Monday, 17 November 2014


little e: a toothy grin!

Big E: Keeping an eye on his doggy cousin! 

Late this week - I left the camera at my in-laws house!

Joining in with Jodi  for the 52 project. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

DIY Simple Skirt Alteration

Everything has been on hold for the last few weeks, life is too busy and I have a horrible condition that means I am unable to say no to anything. ever. it is not always a good thing...

My craft room looks more like a dumping ground as I have stacks of pre-washed fabrics ready for projects which I don't have time to do. But,  have managed to register as a small business and revamp my web site in the hope that, with a little (lot) of time and effort, I can start making some money. It is that or a normal job, I know which I would prefer (especially since I have no idea what I want to do when I grow up, I really should decide I am 34 in 2 weeks...)!

I have managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of sewing. I sewed a hem!!

I got this pure wool tweed skirt at a flea market last year (£3)  and it has been sitting patiently waiting for me to shorten it.

Well, it's time came and, using a skirt I altered last year, I cut it to length, pressed it, then hand sewed the hem. I used to hate hand sewing hems but I actually loved doing this hem and it looks so much better than a machined one.

The skirt looks a longer on than I thought I might shorten it a wee bit more!

Off to schedule my week in my google calendar, that way we might have proper meals this week...!

Sunday, 9 November 2014


Big E, little e and their wee cousin!
Joining in with Jodi  for the 52 project. 

Saturday, 1 November 2014


Big E: Got little e to wrap him in toilet roll so he could be a Mummy!

little e: Dooking for apples
Halloween fun this week.
Joining in with Jodi  for the 52 project. 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

DIY Elsa Inspired Dress - Version 3

My friend asked if I would maker her wee girl an Elsa dress for her 3rd birthday, how could I refuse!

I have made this one and this one before and decided to make it a bit more toddler / young girl friendly.

All my fabric is stretchy so I decided to use the Skater Dress pattern from Kitschy Coo for the body and just attach a gathered skirt. I cut the bodice from the sheer blue and made attached the sequin overlay.

I gathered the skirt on elastic so it would have some stretch and it seems to have worked,

The dress has gone down a storm - the little girl it was for was wearing it to drop her brother off at school on Friday! I can see more of these dresses in my future...

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