April 16, 2013

Tapestry for Beginners: Part 1 – Equipment


When H visited the other week I helped to set her up with all the stuff she needed to get started with a tapestry project. I realised that perhaps other people would be interested in creating their own tapestries too but don’t know how or where to start so I decided to create  some blog…

April 14, 2013

Cocktail 1: Tom Collins with a Flowery Twist


We wanted to try something new on our blog, so last week when we met up we had a big cocktail night and now we want to start sharing some of our favourite recipes with you. This is veering away from our usual posts, but isn’t a cocktail a crafted drink…?? We LOVE gin. So…

April 13, 2013

Pretty in Pink Dress


After watching the Great British Sewing Bee and seeing all the dreses they made on the first episode I decided I needed to face my fears and make my first dress. I picked up a pattern in a half price sale (£4 – bargain) and bought cheap fabric so I didn’t have too much to lose by…

April 11, 2013

Fashionable Tapestry


This will be my first post in a while and I’m sorry for my absence. I took a trip around England to visit some friends and then a little stop over in Paris on the way home – a really fun week and LOVELY to catch up with so many people. I stopped off in…

April 9, 2013

Knitted Necklace


This necklace happened completely by accident. I was trying to make another knitted headband but was using stocking stitch (knit and purl alternate rows) and the band curled. Anyone who knows a little bit about knitting would have realised that this would happen… silly me. Anyway, I actually quite liked the tube effect it created…

April 8, 2013

H’s Visit

R + H

H and I haven’t posted in a few days as we’ve been busy doing things together! H lives in Germany most of the time so we don’t actually get to see each other that often but this week she’s been in England. She came to stay at my house and we had an evening of…

April 2, 2013

Favourite Craft Shops – Support Local!


Happy Tuesday to you all! It’s a beautiful, sunny morning where I am – I’m hoping this weather is going to last throughout the week as H is coming to stay tomorrow! The last time we saw each other we went to Berlin and it was freezing. We’ve got lots planned including making (and drinking)…

March 31, 2013

This week’s project…

Not too long ago I showed you some of the fabrics that I had collected in India and I was wondering what to use them for. I have finally settled on an idea! I am lucky enough to be meeting my friend G in Paris in a week and want to finish it in time…

March 30, 2013

Blog Love: The Liberty Craft Blog

For all you craft lovers out there, this is one of my most recent and favourite blog finds, The Liberty Craft Blog. Liberty is one of my favourite places to go in London. The fabric prints make my heart melt and I find it so difficult not to spend all of my money on metres…

March 28, 2013

Knitted Headband

Knitted Headband

These headbands are a great way to use up small bits of leftover yarn and they’re SO simple – even if you’re a complete beginner you’ll be able to make one. I made up the pattern but was inspired by some other lovely ones on the internet like this one on A Stash Addict (the…