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..?

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...


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...


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...


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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