Friday 22 April 2016

1940s Vogue Hat And Bag Pattern

Yet another lovely vintage pattern on my #VintagePledge to-sew list.
Vogue 9837 from the 1940s.

I've seen the bag around a lot but not the hat.
I find it quite pretty but it's not something I'd wear. 
Maybe I'll give the hat a miss this time....

Sunday 17 April 2016

Delicate Blooms

These champagne and ivory flowers are always such a joy to make.

They're delicate and ethereal and they posses an almost fragile quality that I find absolutely hard to describe. 

A picture can only show so much and to me these are so much more than what the pictures can show.

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Tuesday 12 April 2016

Vintage Veil Patterns

Some of my vintage veil patterns. McCall 1490 is from the 1930s, Butterick 3753 is from 1970s and Vogue 9822 from the 1980s.
Aren't they lovely?

Sunday 10 April 2016


Seamwork April 2016 Issue - Sewing With Intention

I took the plunge today and joined Seamwork*.
I've been following the issues as they come out for a while now and I finally decided that it's time to commit and subscribe.
Now all I have to do is choose which 2 patterns to start with!

*For those of you who don't already knowSeamwork is a monthly online sewing magazine full of great articles, techniques, creative ideas and general inspiration.  If you have a subscription -$6 per month- you also get to download 2 patterns a month that you can choose from the Seamwork pattern collection.

Saturday 9 April 2016

Red Poppy Pin

This red poppy pin was a custom order.
The black stones in the centre are onyx.

The customer loved it and he chose to attach it to the long lapel stick pin as a boutonniere.
That would have been my choice too. It turned out really nice. 

Wednesday 6 April 2016

Sheep And Goats

Continuing with the nature walk, after the delightful wisteria  it's time for some unsuspecting goats and sheep captured roaming around the countryside.
These pictures speak so much of spring to me that I couldn't resist....

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Saturday 2 April 2016


It's the time of year when wisterias bloom in soft, billowy bunches of the palest shades of purple; the perfect expression of spring.
Such a pity they're gone all too soon.....
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