• Peachy Little Summer Shirt

    It’d been a long while since I made a shirt, maybe almost a decade, but certainly since before Bean was born, and I thought it was about time I introduced a few more wovens to his wardrobe for the summer. I wanted to make a traditional shirt, but very relaxed and with short sleeves to…

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  • Slate Plant Labels

    I made a set of slate plant labels to finish the set up of the new herb bed in the garden and to replace the plastic labels that some of them started out with. As spring arrives and we start to spend some more time in the garden I want to bring our recent additions…

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  • A stack of Wonka Scrumdidilyumptious bars with four loose bars beside them

    Wonka Scrumdidilyumptious Bars

    When I made last year’s Willy Wonka costume I made some Wonka Bars for my then 6 year old to take into school. This year I have decided to up the game by making some Wonka Scrumdidilyumptious Bars. The first step to making the bars was to find an inexpensive and widely available chocolate bar…

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  • Batch Upcycling

    Today was the first day of the year that I have looked outside and thought ‘it won’t be long before I can hang my washing outside’, and the idea filled me with joy. The idea of clean fresh clothes fluttering in a sunny breeze will be a welcome relief to both the senses and the…

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  • A folded maroon t-shirt with a child's handwriting on it, in gold, reading 'I am elderly now'.

    A T-shirt To Retire In

    Last year, my seven year old learned about the stages of life at school, as he traced his own background and learned about childhood, teenage years, adulthood, and old age. One of the stages of life they covered was later life; specifically the link between retirement and old age. They learned about being ‘elderly’ and…

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  • 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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