March 25, 2015

My favourite sewing blogger...

Have you ever been advised against favouritism? I understand why its for reasons of exclusivity i.e. by favouring one, all others are excluded.



Well I have a favourite sewing blogger. Apologies in advance to everyone excluded by my favouritism!

Its that moment, you know the one when....

March 23, 2015

Round-up: a summary of facts or events.

I visited Ikea,

The boy is collecting cacti he keeps them in his bathroom...




I bought a kitchen storage basket for those sewing bits and bobs and  added it to my peg board like this...

March 20, 2015

A simple crochet Easter Tree decoration.


The sunshine visited Dorset today, as a result I am feeling very 'spring like'  my imagination has turned towards all things Easter...





I don't go 'over the top' on festive décor of any kind, mainly because I am too lazy to put it all away again, after the event!
However, the weather in the UK has been so grey for so long now, it is nice to be able to inject some 'spring zing' into the house....wanna see?

March 16, 2015

The owl and sewing cat: sew a little secret...



The Owl and the sewing cat is a sewing, fabric and haberdashery shop in Eastbourne. I have heard wonderful things about them in fact I believe it is Zoe Power's   new local fabric shop, and she too speaks highly of it......

March 15, 2015

Crochet bunny plant pot holder...

This months Mollie Makes features a little gem of a crochet make on its front page. It caught my eye and persuaded me to buy the magazine. I call that a successful front cover...


crocheted plant pot holder


I crochet in front of the TV, it is a form of relaxation, whereas sewing takes place in my sewing room upstairs, tucked away, where no one can disturb me....

March 11, 2015

HomeSense shopping anyone?


homesense chair


I have always loved  shopping in Tk Maxx (TJ maxx in the US) 
My preferred  dept is always the home wares floor.

 HomeSense is part of the TK mxx group but a whole other separate shop with all the bargain  products in one place.
 Everything is approx 60% cheaper than the rrp.
Whats not to like?...