Making a Cross-Stitched Christmas Tree Brooch

Ages ago, using a tutorial in Mollie Makes, I whipped up a batch of cute little acorn brooches. I still wear them over a year…

Sparkly Gold Disco Shorts – Simplicity 1144

It’s been a funny week here. School was closed on Monday and Tuesday because of the snow, so we had a nice extended weekend. The…

Blogtacular 6 months on… was it worth it?

EDIT: As of 16th March 2018, we still have not received any of the recordings from Blogtacular 2017. They were “nearly ready” back in November…

Sewing a McCalls 6959 Dress (Part 2)

McCalls 6959 Finished! At the end of the last blog post about my McCalls 6959 wrap dress, everything was cut out and ready to go.…

Sewing a McCalls 6959 Dress (Part 1)

Despite the fact that it’s been a bit quiet over here on the blog this month, I’ve actually managed to get some sewing done. Yay,…

Meet: Swahili Coast and Find Out How …

How’s your weekend going? We’re having a slow one and staying at home mostly. The girls are happy just building stuff with their LEGO and…

A Bit of Visible Mending

I’ve been on a bit of a repairing kick recently. Despite having a whole wardrobe of clothes I want to sew, I’ve refashioned a dress…