When inspiration strikes!

By | 2017-03-13T14:17:56+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Creative, Design|

I'm often asked where I get inspiration for my products from. Usually it's either from fabric which demands to be made into a certain something or the need to have something that I just can't buy. This week I was inspired to make something new. I've just started yoga classes so I treated myself to [...]

Choosing fabrics

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Creative, Shop talk|

Choosing fabrics I love choosing fabrics - from colourful, cheery prints to sophisticated and smooth to the touch. Going to the fabric shop or market is a very pleasurable way to spend the day - deciding between them is the hardest part. Fun characters and versatile patterns always work well. Meadow Stitch bags are made [...]

For the love of learning

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Creative, Workshops|

I have recently been learning different crafts. I experimented with making nuno felt. I tried spinning silk (much harder than it looks) but my favourite had to be broomstick crochet. For broomstick crochet, there comes a moment when, once you have made a row of loops around a huuuge knitting needle, you have to slide [...]

A day in the making…

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Creative, Design|

So today I decided it would be a making day - hoorah! I'd recently bought this fab fabric and needed to stock up on kids book bags. I got out my pattern piece and chalk and set to work. Well after lots of hmmmm and aahhh-ing. Pattern placement isn't always that easy. First of all, [...]

Learning to use a sewing machine

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Creative|

A lot of people decide to try new hobbies after a break from work, especially at New Year. I must admit I'm no different. I'm back in my sewing /work room all refreshed from the break and looking forward to trying some new patterns, techniques and materials. I still remember the year I was given [...]

All change!

By | 2016-10-19T22:22:28+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Creative|

The change in colour on the trees is the signal that it's a change of season. Autumn here we come! With each change of season what we wear changes too. As the days get colder, summery dresses, sandals, and tshirts get put away in favour of snuggly jumpers, warm boots and cosy winter coat. As [...]