Clothing for Children

I have been looking for ideas and inspiration for new projects – things to make and sell, and things to make for birthday presents. A few hours on Google and looking at Burdastyle website along with other sewing blogs, I have a few ideas for future projects. I have friends who have children so I may spend the rest of this month in my sewing studio creating some girls dresses and maybe a boys vest. I think my 2 god children will receive a few handmade gifts from me later this year Hopefully I’ll have a couple of items I … Continue reading

Potato block printing

Whilst drinking a few Guiness’s at the pub on St Patrick’s day I was happily thinking all things Irish and that includes potatoes…… Not only have I planned a potato in my garden – one of those potatoes you find at the back of the cupboard which has started sprouting …. I hope to reap my rewards in a few months – 1 potato turns into a potato bush with at least 10 new potatoes. Another use for old and sprouting potatoes is to use them as a block to create a relief in a create a printing block to … Continue reading

New project – tailored “Party Pant”

When I was visiting my family in Australia last month  I spent couple of days back in my country town of Walcha. My home in Walcha fills me with very fond memories and this little impromptu visit gave me a chance to affectionately rummage through my mum’s sewing cupboard and see if there was anything I could “borrow” and add to my own “sewing studio” in London. What I love most about this cupboard is the vast array zippers  and fabric of all lengths and colours, patterns and bits and bobs carefully packed into the small shelves and drawers.  I can remember clothing being made … Continue reading