Style i-con or style i-can?

WordPress do a daily post prompt which I always look at but seldom follow up on but today’s is to describe your personal style. I couldn’t resist. Why? Well I wanted to share my personal style theory – the world is divided into two types of person:: amateurs and professionals. The latter are groomed, crease…

Rip it up?

I’m as torn as this lovely quilt that arrived today. Do I chop it up and turn it into pictures, pillows and the like? The quilting is exquisite, flowers, feathers, tiny tiny cross hatching. How do I do it justice? Like I said, torn. Ideas?

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Some snaps of my latest hacking project. I’m halfway through…all ribbing removed and sleeves shortened. This ones going to be fun…

There a stitch in my bucket

So, I said I’d post a tutorial type chat about what I did with the TopShop skirt I got for £2 in Sue Ryder. Here it is….I realise that the pictures may be a little rubbish. I’ll try to get some better ones when there’s natural light.  I made a little sewing bucket bag combinng…

Frame it!

So, you know I like a bargain? I wandered into my local charity emporium recently and spied an inoffensive frame. Boring but a good size. I got it home and only then realised it was a little big for the photo to I had had in mind. Look. Oops. So, I decided to HIDE the…

Skirting the issue

Now you know I love a charity shop….I aslo like a charity chop and so here’s my latest rejig of a bargain buy. This was a perfectly good denin skirt with a lace panel thingy around it. Unfortunately it was way too small for me, so you know my normal solution to these problems….CHOP! a…

Stamp it out!

A glimpse of my latest read. My plan is to introduce print into my makes. I will post a review of sorts soon… It’s a good read so far tho.

Quick as a flash!

Here’s a very fast refashion, easy! Take a waistcoat purchased from a fab charity shop I visited today while waiting for a train after a PD appointment. You’ve got to make the most of these opportunities! so, hey presto! Some funky buttons, removal of chain store labelling and a nifty corsage (felt, scrap of fabric…

If the skirt fits….

January is traditionally the month of diets. Well, if yours has failed miserably here’s a way of making your too-tight skirt fit again. Firat measure your waist, or just below it depending on where you want the skirt to sit. Then sit down as you ponder how the tape measure could be so wrong. Once…

Ruffled

Saturday night telly killing your brain cells? Make yourself a fancy Sunday top! Here’s what I started with. Pink cotton jumper from Oxfam. Thanks Oxfam. Well it’s too flat isn’t it? So I jushed it up with some bits. I collected some handy habby… Ripped a strip of my liberty print fabric off (ouch) and…