Sunday, 25 February 2018

Cross Back Aprons

Miss Juki has been busy making aprons galore.  This thick cotton comes from a little mill in India and is just gorgeous cloth.

Still with the fantastic Miss Juki, 5 Years ago this little soul picked out the shiniest stretch pink fabric that she could find at Barry's, this photo proves that she let me off lightly,  it could have been sequins!

Thanks to my continuing education from the folks at and their rather fabulous podcast Sewing Out Loud she finally has a garment.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Basket Making Class

I signed myself up for a basket making class, something I've always wanted to have a go at.

It was a day of hard graft

with a lot of pokey willow flying around

and a lot of mumbling of number sequences going around the room.

I am chuffed with the end result and could definitely be tempted again.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

The Cashmere Easter Bunny

I found these little fellas hiding in my studio,

they are behaving so far.

Cute sheepskin bobtail or what, now listed in my Etsy Shop.

I also listed a few project/lunch bags and
 this whopper of a tote made from unused 1970's upholstery velvet.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Grainline Studio Linden

I've been binge listening to Sewing Out Loud as I work and Zede and Mallory inspired me to try stretch fabric and thread.  The only stretch fabric I had in was a bright red velour that I bought in Copenhagen to make a dress for Miss Belle when she was a baby, that was 11 years ago and I've always been scared of it!  I had a go at a Grainline Linden, gotta love a raglan,  and was chuffed with the results, more stretch thread will be ordered.

I've also been stitching away at shop makes, I was going for a heavy duty canvas theme.  Glorious bright yellow, perfect for these dreary days.

A vintage French indigo canvas that feels rubbery but doesn't look it but I suppose it's the waterproofing treatment, a beautiful woven canvas.

Of course a bit of Marimekko oilskin.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Grainline Tamarack

I found this fabulous screen printed fabric, "Untamed" by Bridget Hickey - I'm guessing 60's - and thought it would make a great jacket, but I only had this much fabric to play with.

I spotted the Grainline Studios Tamarack with loads of examples online, it's a very versatile pattern.  

The only changes I made to the pattern were to add and inch to the bicep and have side pockets, this was just because I didn't have the fabric to match up for the original pockets.  The lining is an old bed sheet, I new it would come in useful.

I quilted the panels which was easy peasy, the binding was the pig.

Poppers on and ready to go.

I love it, it definitely brightens up a dreary day!