A Foray Into Upholstery – Part 1

Alongside my established habit of acquiring fabric I also have a tendancy towards accumulating furniture through purchases on eBay and in charity shops. Some of it arrives here in less than stellar condition and therefore becomes part of the ‘project’ section of my life. One such purchase was a footstool I brought via eBay that…

The V & A Museum 

I absolutely love the V&A Museum. Some might say a little obsessively. Recently I discovered that my best friend, a fine art painting graduate, has never been.  Literally NEVER been. This had to be remedied.  We also needed have a day of fun so we planned a day trip to London, packed up our sketchbooks,…

Tutorial: Make Your Own Simple Softie Unicorns To Decorate 

For my daughter’s 4th birthday party she really wanted a unicorn themed party. I, of course, was completely on board with adding rainbows, glitter (still finding that everywhere) and unicorns into our lives on a grand scale. As a craft activity I made up what felt like hundreds of mini unicorns (it was actually only…

The Frog Pond

I was asked to make a group of frogs for the children at a preschool near me that had a variety of textures and fabrics for the children to play with. They had tried to order a set from educational supplier but it was discontinued and so they asked if I would be up for…

Great White Shark Pencil Case

I made this for my daughter out of some old school trousers which I though had a lovely bit of irony for a school pencil case!  I’m working on a proper pattern as I made it up as I went along and hope to get this together and available soon.