handmade

  • A row of five blue bird silhouettes on the line of a stripy top

    A Top Transformation

    Before Christmas I was kindly given a pile of tops from a friend who was having a sort through her collection (and I really do mean collection, stripy tops are her trademark) and had some that were too big for her. I was really grateful for them as Bean is rapidly growing upwards, and as […]

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  • We Are The Dreamers Of The Dreams

    Last year I decided to make what I decided was going to be my magnum opus in terms of the things I have or will ever make, and it was a Willy Wonka costume, of all things. It came about after a post on Twitter where people were asking what was the greatest coat of […]

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  • Custom Hot Chocolate Sign

    I’ve finally finished the last of the Christmas projects. This one was a bit of a hangover project that ran into January. It was supposed to be hung with he rest of the Christmas decorations: this one on the kitchen cabinet above where Russell usually makes the hot drinks, but it was pushed out of […]

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  • Handsewn extra long t-shirt for a man and small child's hoodie in matching colourful galaxy print

    Family Sewing

    Some time ago I bought some extremely colourful rainbow galaxy print fabric, with the intention of making myself a top and a matching one for my seven year old. Wires got crossed along the way and Russell came to believe that I had bought the fabric to make matching t-shirts for our son and himself. […]

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  • A Sparkly Christmas Menu

    For the past few weeks I have been putting a lot of touches towards making a Christmas experience that I wanted to make extra special. We arranged to host guests for the first time since the pandemic hit, and in a way the extra effort was to make up for the past three years. As […]

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  • Wooden Christmas Kitchen Decoration

    The schools have broken up, and my preparations are in full swing, but I wanted to step away from making things for everyone else for a few hours and make something just for me, to make me feel festive whilst I am baking all my Christmas goods. As I had some spare wooden discs left […]

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