The stash!!

So I’ve been busy sewing but not so busy blogging. I’ve been spending the last few weeks sewing more pillows ready for the Christmas fete on Saturday. It wasn’t until I got them all out this morning to see how many inserts I needed to buy that I realised just how many I’ve got. 

I went to a little vintage fete yesterday for inspiration, there are some very talented people around, i must say I’m a little worried that my pillows will be a flop. But it’s got to be worth a go hey? 

Here is the collection: 




Zip, Zip, Hooray !!!


Another Sunday where I have managed to get creative!! Also another first…I have successfully sewn in zips to two new pillows! I checked the how to guide of my sewing book and took a peak on YouTube, then jumped in, needle first and went for it! Now they aren’t professional and I’m sure have faults, but for my first go..I’m impressed!

The material I used was gifted to me from a friend, which is currently stocked in John Lewis in various colours. It’s a lovely thick fabric and was great to sew with. I don’t have much left, so I will use the rest carefully.

I then went on a bit of a roll and also made a seat cushion for a chair in my bedroom and a matching mat for my new dressing table.

I think they look lovely and have added a nice splash of colour to my room…

Hope you like them 🙂



All wrapped up :)

Ok, I’m on a roll!!

Day three of my week off work and I have finished my third project.  A pretty cover for my sewing machine.

In true ‘me’ style, I had a few glitches along the way.  Mainly being I hadn’t allowed for the fact my machine cover is curved, I could’ve done with allowing another few centemetres of fabric. It’s rather ‘snug’ shall we say. But hey, it fits!

The material I have had for a while waiting for inspiration, it had to belong somewhere in my sewing room.  I think its lovely, it has a fun pattern of little sewing machines, cotton reels, scissors etc, so it’s perfect for what I’ve used it for.

I finished it off with a big draping bow to add a little something different to it and to cover up the handle area.

It sits pride of place on my sewing table, which is a vintage drop leaf table I snapped up for a bargain off eBay a few weeks ago! I love a bargain!


Bring out the bunting !

Today’s little project was bunting.

I have brought a small kitchen dresser from eBay which will be delivered on Saturday.  It will need a little love and I thought some bunting will help turn it into something to match my new love of everything ‘vintage’

This is another sewing first for me, but was really easy. Just a case of cutting some triangles, sewing them together and turning them around and ironing them flat. I made the trim across the top too (binding? Or bias binding? Not too sure of its terminology) I then sewn it all together! Viola! Bunting in just over an hour!

Now just a case of being patient and waiting for the arrival of the dresser….


Pretty placemats

On a scale of 1/10, I must say I am over the moon with today’s creation and give myself a near 9! I have made four placemats to add my own touch to our dining table.

Ive been on the hunt for some pretty ones for a while and have only just had the brainwave to make my own. The poppy flower material is a linen Laura Ashley fabric that was amongst one of the gifted stashes given to my by a friend. The boarder is a matchired deep red linen I have added. The reverse IOC the mats are of the same plain red.

I will be honest and say that my edges aren’t necessarily dead straight, but I love them. Especially when they are dressed with the other items on the table sourced from various places, which I knew one day, would somehow all come together.

I guess I need to make some napkins to complete the table ………..

Hope you like them 🙂

When work gets in the way of play!

I have been so busy at work that my sewing has had to take a back seat. I have been twitching to get stuck back in! I have re arranged a room in my house to become my sewing den, purchased me a vintage table to match my vintage storage unit, so I’m good to go! 

I have this weekend off work, so after I have punished myself at the gym for 2 hours tomorrow morning, I shall retire to my quarters and sew!!!! 


Storage solution

This blog is related to my sewing … Honest 🙂

I have gained so much ‘stuff’ during my sewing journey so far. I have been storing my delights in various boxes and containers stashed in my wardrobe. It was beginning to take over the wardrobe, so I have been out today and purchased me a vintage sideboard. It has loads of storage (or had, I’ve filled it!)I love it! It also so has some handy drawers for storing ‘bits and bobs’

whilt I was hunting around the second hand furniture shop, I also came across an old singer sewing machine. I didn’t buy it, but had to take a photo!

Look at this beauty!

Full up already!

I love it!

My little kitten dexter was most helpful with a suggestion of how to use one of the empty storage boxes!

My little kitten dexter was most helpful with a suggestion of how to use one of the empty storage boxes!