Hello there sew folk, I am on final countdown at work before a week of holiday mega -sunshine. I planned to make 100 flippy summer dresses for effortless dressing options, but my sew queue was reorganised when Ma FOB asked me to make her a dress- she’s also off on holiday this week and wanted … More The Merchant & Mills Factory Dress- introducing a guest star
In London, the weather shaman treated us to a particularly mild spell in the lead up to Christmas, that left myself and other city dwellers stripping off their coats. This warm spell made an impact on my winter makes; my usual hibernation knitting was usurped and my standard two pairs of tights and thermal vest … More Weather Warrior Princess- By Hand London Zeena Dress
I was an intellectual wannabe as a teenager and one of the tells of this was my fondness of reading the Sunday Times. I remember one particularly knobby afternoon I spent reading it in the Starbucks, at Bluewater shopping centre…Starbucks was still trendy then and it was my best attempt at creating some sort of … More 1 Fangirl + 1 Tatty Devine Workshop = Happy Wednesday
I have been very clear in the past about my vices. These are the type of weaknesses that are unavoidable to me and creep into every area of my life. I have done my best to control the urges and I will be the first person to tell you that it’s unhealthy. …I am addicted … More We all have vices, but I can blame most of mine on Jem and the Holograms
Welcome to 2015 gorgeous FOB readers! I know we are a fair way in already, but it’d be rude not to say welcome to the party, even if we’ve arrived a late. Considering we are only eleven days in, I am still going to stick to my premonitions that 2015 is going to be a … More Take that 2015! Lino printing Win.
It is the time of year where we all look back and go- ‘Where the bloody hell did that year go and what the hell was I doing?’ In speaking to friends/ colleagues/ stoned people at bus stops, it seems to me, there has been a universal feeling that this year has flown by. I … More A Years worth of telling bunting to ‘Fuck Off’
Another item on my craft list for my Mum’s wedding, was a present for the Bride and Groom. I have written previously about my occasional hesitance to give homemade gifts and considering the bride and groom were already surrounded by my handiwork at the reception, I was worried there’d be a little over kill on … More Hammer Time!
Ok. I had to make bunting…but it was for a very, very good reason. My Mum got married to a lovely chap- congratulations Mr & Mrs Whaley!!! I’ll give you a quick rundown, but then let’s not talk of the matter further. 1. draw a triangle template. 2. cut (approx.) 27193 triangles from a selection … More An Exception to the Rule.
Sadly we have finished with that lovely bit in between Christmas and New Years and have had to come back to real life and deal with 2014. That straggling end bit of 2013 was pretty productive for me, with a number of crafty gifts to be made and basically all of the stuff that has … More The gift of crap and Sew Years Resolutions
Firstly- I wish you all a whole bunch of festive cheer, I love Christmas time and usually it signals a time of year where I stick glitter and ribbon to anything or anyone who gives me even the slightest of smiles. However this year has been a little different as work has stepped up a … More Tis the season for emotional blackmail.