I felt extremely privileged when my friend Laura asked me to embroider this message inside her dad’s tie for her wedding this summer. It reads ‘Dad, I loved you first’ and the wedding date. The tie was a champagne coloured faux silk, so I used a natural cotton and navy thread for the message. It… Continue reading Father of the Bride tie
This fun hoop was the brain child of my dear friend Clare who commissioned me to make a Bake Off-inspired embroidery hoop for her mum with the slogan ‘never a soggy bottom’. I’m really pleased with the design, so I’ve popped it on my Etsy shop Spinster and Spool and I hear Clare’s mum is delighted!
Despite being quiet on the blog, I’ve still been stitching for my Spinster and Spool venture. Two of my very best friends got married this summer and I couldn’t not sew them a little memento. I made this hoop in satin stitch and Essex linen for my friends Michaela and James, and added little pearl… Continue reading Personalised wedding hoops
The first Christmas after I bought my first house, I was just getting in to sewing. I bought a pack of fat quarters from eBay and set about making some festive pretties. First up was a string of bunting, which, to be honest, is a mess. I only had a £50 mini machine then and the… Continue reading Tilda print perfection
My first ever quilt was a beautiful Liberty strip quilt from The Liberty Book of Home Sewing (£20, Quadrille). It took me months to choose the fabrics I wanted, and then several more buying a metre at a time. I needed five metres at £22 per metre, plus wadding and thread – eek! Anyhow, it… Continue reading Around the world quilt
My new office is super chilly and the other girls spend most mornings with a hot water bottle on their lap. Thinking this was kind of genius, I found a bright yellow diddy one for £3.99 on Chelmsford market and thought I’d take the opportunity to make it a pretty cover. I’ve used Liberty Tana Lawn… Continue reading Hottie cover DIY
Who is this idiot holding a balloon you may ask? Well, it’s me, wearing a pastel popping button up skirt I made for Sew Saturday on 17th October 2015. I used the free Picnic Blanket Skirt pattern from Tilly and the Buttons and is actually the first dressmaking project I every attempted a few years back… Continue reading Button up