Julia writes a blog that includes free projects, sewing techniques and her ongoing handmade wardrobe.
Earlier this year well in fact quite a lot earlier this year, actually it was in May I published my vintage pledge. Inspired by the initiative set by A Stitching Odyssey. You can read my pledge and my motivation here. Nevertheless time seems to have evaporated extremely quickly and we are heading … [Read more...]
This is the recipe that started the whole blogging of recipes off. It is the second time I've made this recipe for my sewing classes. It was an instant hit in class and with my family. If you love coconut you will love this recipe. Its from a a book called Gorgeous cakes by Annie Bell. The book is … [Read more...]
These are a fabulous quick make. They started off as a request from one of my lovely customers. She owned a few pairs and wanted to make some more. She was happy to lend me her ready made ones so I decided to draft a pattern for them. Though her original pairs had been designed to wear for yoga and … [Read more...]
Here's a solution to a problem, albeit a good one... Ever since I started teaching sewing classes four years ago I have always included homemade cakes or cookies as part of the experience. I do my best to cater for special diets if I know about them ahead of the class. I love baking, I'm by no … [Read more...]
I wrote this pinafore dress project for Sew Now magazine a few months ago. I made myself a dark blue denim version which has been truly well worn ever since. This top and dress fabric combo just kind of fell together. I fancied making another pinafore dress in a different colour as I had worn the … [Read more...]
My little boy turned six years old this month. You might have read my post last week about the cosmic space themed party I created for him. Birthdays are so exciting especially when you are little. I love it when my kids bubble over with excitement in anticipation of the party and all the birthday … [Read more...]
The weekend marked the second major family event of the year! My little boys 6th birthday party! It's quite a daunting prospect to start the organising of another birthday party so soon after my little girls party but I always ensure I put the same amount of effort into both. This year I'm not … [Read more...]