Our Plastic-Free Advent Calendars

The first advent calendar I remember having must have been from when I was four. It was not much bigger than a piece of A4…

ABBA Merry Christmas! (Or, 2018’s Nativity Outfit)

Whatever happened to school nativities? When I was a kid there was this huge box of nativity outfits that would get pulled out of the…

The Easiest Handmade Secret Santa Gift?

I’m on the fence about Secret Santa gifts. When I was teaching we always did one (and we had to write a poem too). For…

Our First Vegan Christmas

Becoming Vegan In September we made the decision, as a family, to become vegetarian. As we’re a dairy-free household anyway (Phoebe is lactose-intolerant) we’ve become…

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…

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.…

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