Making a Butterfly Doll

Sewing basket, Yarn and Clothes – Making a Butterfly Doll

A little over a month ago, I set myself a challenge. I wanted to make the butterfly doll I had crocheted, from fabric. So with a bag full of Ro’s old clothes, my stash of yarn and some bits and pieces in my sewing basket, I set to work. Here is how I went about making a butterfly doll Continue reading “Sewing basket, Yarn and Clothes – Making a Butterfly Doll”

Mix and Matching - Creating a workspace

Mix and Matching – Creating a Workspace

Finding a desk that is affordable, fits in with your home and has the storage you need, can feel like an impossible task. so why not try a bit of  mix and matching to create a good workspace

Wanting to make a space for my sewing, arts and crafts and a space to teach J to sew, I started on my search to find something that would be perfect. Up until now I had a mix match of furniture, using an old treadle sewing desk, makeshift table on an old set of drawers and a little bench. It was a bit claustrophobic and no storage for my ever growing stash of supplies. Continue reading “Mix and Matching – Creating a Workspace”

Beginner’s Sewing Basket – A guide to get you started

Recently a couple of friends that have wanted to take up sewing, have been looking for advice on what they need to start. From what machine they should get to what items they need to start. This then inspired this guide – Beginner’s Sewing Basket – a guide to get you started.

 

Here is a basic supplies guide to get you creating

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CraftyParents Series Sara Balls

CraftyParents Series – Sara Balls

This is the second edition in the Craftyparents Series, which will be moving to a fortnightly series on Mondays.

Working on this series, its been lovely to get to see  where people get their inspiration and what has been made, from toilet rolls with eyes and hair to enhance a story being told to big makes like an activity board.

For this Monday’s installment, I got to interview Sara Balls from Ballsy Mama, from making collages to her husband making an awesome Activity board for their son Arthur. Continue reading “CraftyParents Series – Sara Balls”

A box full of yarn, set of hooks and an explosion of creativity for Autumn

Just before I was due to be induced with R, SPD was rendering me even more immobile than I am normally, so to save my sanity I decided to try something new. Now I love to sew and to make things but thanks to the inspiration of a friend in the birth group on Facebook , I decided to try my hand at crocheting. Continue reading “A box full of yarn, set of hooks and an explosion of creativity for Autumn”