Make It: Another Quiet Book

After the success of my first Quiet Book for my niece, I made another one for my nephew, Teddy. He’s now 3 so the pages I made for him were a bit more advanced than for my niece who only turned 1. The book ended up being a month late for his birthday in May […]

Make It: Quiet Book (including how to bind it)

My niece just turned one (in April) so I decided to make her a present – I like making presents for the babies and children in my life. I’m not sure I’ve made a toy kind of present for such a young baby before, so I racked my brains and searched pinterest and the interwebs […]

My first commission (sort of!)

A couple of weeks ago, one of my colleagues sidled up to me and asked if I would be able to sew something for a surprise party she was organising to celebrate the CEO working at the company for 20 years. The idea was to do a sort of raffle, but where all the names […]

A Review of 2016

As it’s New Year’s Eve, I thought I’d have a look back at the sewing I’ve managed to complete this year. Some of it hasn’t made it to the blog yet, but this year I have made: (non-clothes) 2 Quiet Books 1 Appliqued Cushion 1 Internet Meme Cushion (which was my favourite non-garment I’ve made […]

Make It: Penguin Pyjama Case

After the success of the monkey pyjama case I made for my niece, I made a penguin shaped one for my nephew and it was not as simple as the monkey! I made the penguin out of some black and some white twill I had in my stash (well it’s earmarked for a specific thing […]