September 03, 2015

A Man Sew mash up: Mr August




Mr August has been working in his 'man-cave' at home recently. Does your other half have a man cave?

We girls have our sewing rooms so I suppose its only fair that our men have their man-caves..?
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August 30, 2015

Daisy does Hounds Tooth


Do you call it Dogs tooth or Hounds Tooth?

I am presently sewing a By Hand London Victoria Blazer in hounds tooth  (I will reveal it soon)

Needless to say I love it...

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August 29, 2015

Sewing two versions of New look 6035




Simplicity pattern 6035 came free with issue 75 of Sew magazine.

 I rather fancied sewing up the sleevless top view c... The beauty of this top is that it simply pulls over your head, no buttons or zips...

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August 27, 2015

How to make a knotted tassel border for a crochet blanket.




At last you have finished your beautiful crochet blanket. You are considering the border, so whats it to be? crochet or tassels or a bit of both.

For me its tassels, you can see my finished crochet poncho here: I finished that with tassels. I actually predicted long ago that tassels would be big.

Back to the blanket border. I thought I would share with you how I finished my last crocheted winter blanket, with a knotted fringe of tassels...

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August 25, 2015

Iconic Lights' bird cage lamp shade, our house

   



Have you seen those bird cage lights? I have long been a fan, but most of them are so expensive. Here is one that is excellent value for money and oh so stylish too! How do I know?...

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