Julia writes a blog that includes free projects, sewing techniques and her ongoing handmade wardrobe.
There are a few recipe books in my collection that I don't think I could do without. One of my favs is The hummingbird bakery cookbook. Pretty much every recipe looks amazing and turns out that way too. I love this recipe for coffee cake from it. It has a great technique for making coffee essence … [Read more...]
It's that time of year when we're looking for nice gifts for our friends and relations. I am always on a quest to give something handmade, especially to those that appreciate handmade gifts. Handmade gifts are more time consuming so I think you have to be careful to plan ahead and not make things … [Read more...]
This is my second make for my Vintage pledge made earlier in the year. I pledged that I would make five garments from vintage patterns mainly from those given to me earlier in the year. You can read my original pledge and how it came about here. However I have to confess I don't think I will achieve … [Read more...]
It was a couple of weeks ago that I posted my refashioner entry just before the deadline of the competition. I was pleased with the finished result especially as it had been a last minute idea and a somewhat pressurised make! I have a small obsession with only wearing me made clothes when I share … [Read more...]
I love this recipe, it is super easy and really yummy. I found it on The BBC Good Food site several years ago and have made it every year at Halloween since. I think this is also the recipe when I discovered you could freeze some cakes and biscuits, which is now the way I can offer freshly baked … [Read more...]
Halloween for the last couple of years has coincided with trading at the Big Textile show in Leicester, which has meant spare time has been a bit limited. As my kids are now a bit older and not having such huge growth spurts I suggested they might wear last years vampire costumes again! However that … [Read more...]
Over the last few weeks I have been seriously admiring the inventive and stylish makes popping up on instagram for the refashioner competition set by Portia from Makery. I had no plan to enter until I had an idea that wouldn't go away. I am busy working on my Vintage pledge that I made when I was … [Read more...]