Tutorial: Recycle old jeans into storage baskets

Tutorial: Recycle old jeans into storage baskets

You will need: A pair of old jeans lining fabric scissors sewing machine coordinating thread paper for making the pattern Step 1: Cut the legs of your jeans into tubes, I left mine quite long so I could change the hieght afterwards, but you could make more if you cut them Continue reading

Aprons from Tea Towels

Aprons from Tea Towels

A while ago I decided I wanted to have a go at making these aprons from tea towels.I thought they would make an excellent beginner sewing project, and they would have. I just didn't get round to making them until recently. As soon as I saw the Russian doll tea towel I knew that I wanted it for this Continue reading

Train Crochet – Slippers

Train Crochet – Slippers

Another great train crochet project in my favourite green. Don't tell anyone that Mark stole these from me! I think he likes the sparkly buttons. Continue reading

Train Crochet – Oatmeal Bunny

Train Crochet – Oatmeal Bunny

Hi all I apologise for leaving it so long before updating my blog. As you may or may not already know I have recently started a new job commuting to London every day. For me this is fantastic news because it means I get 3 hours of crochet and knitting time every day. Unfortunately it doesn't Continue reading

Fabric Covered Buttons

Fabric Covered Buttons

There can't be anything as much fun as making your very own fabric covered buttonsand its a great way to use up those tiny scraps you can't bear to part with. I used the left over fabric from some recent dress making and started covering some buttons. I learned how to do this from Georgina's lovely Continue reading

Free Machining at Make

Free Machining at Make

I spent some of my birthday money on a great workshop which took place last week at the lovely venue Make. I loved that we got a goody bag to take home with everything we would need to amke more. I have ruched out to buy and embroidery foot for my sewing machine. Each picture only takes an hour Continue reading

Coach Crochet: Elephant Comfort Blanket

Coach Crochet: Elephant Comfort Blanket

I am always astounded by the generosity of the online craft community for sharing great patterns. This is one of my favourites and I loved making it on my way back from Leeds. It filled the 7 hour coach journey and made that time productive. I think it is a lovely gift for a new baby. I got the Continue reading

Recent Dress Making: Adjusting patterns

Recent Dress Making: Adjusting patterns

I have really enjoyed dress making as a new hobby and I decided to make another dress like the Elephant print dressĀ I made a while back. The only problem was that despite following the pattern precisely I ended up with far too much room around my back and shoulders but I was worried about making the Continue reading

Maths and Knitting: A Mobius Cowl

Maths and Knitting: A Mobius Cowl

Hi all As promised here is the first of my updates regarding Maths and Knitting. The event at Like a Tea Tray in the Sky was a great success with mathematicians coming together to share their enthusiasm. This was part of National Science Week and was a relaxed informal event. Apologies that I Continue reading

Maths and Knitting – National Science Week

Maths and Knitting – National Science Week

Hi all I am very excited about this event, I was asked by the University of Portsmouth to put together a Maths and knitting event for National Science Week. The aim is to get more of the community to feel less intimidated by Maths and to see how it relates to knitting and crochet. This combines Continue reading