Ma Craftine Box Review

Hi All!

As you can probably tell, I’m off with the kids for Easter holidays so i can finally play catch up with my blog!

The lovely Muriel from Craftine asked if i would like to review one of her bi-monthly subscription boxes as they have recently started offering this beautiful boxes to the UK, well as a Yorkshire lass can’t say no to that!! Hahaha!

Let me explain a little about how it works! Continue reading “Ma Craftine Box Review”

Snuggly Slipper Boots!

Hi all!

Happy Bank holiday to you all, I’ve been cursed with a tummy bug so I’m feeling rather naff!

On the flip side, I’ve got My printer working again thanks to Mr K sorting it out and bringing it back to life! So of course I’ve had a back log of pdf patterns to print off and 1st on my list and a part of my #makenine2018 is Tilly and The Buttons free pattern and tutorial to make your Slipper Boots.

I don’t know about you but I’m a bugger for going through slippers and they are my favourite footwear, if I could I would wear them to work ūüėā

My fleece and jersey was from B and M Fabrics in Leeds and I bought half a metre of each and it worked out just under ¬£7, don’t mind that as it’s sometimes more to buy slippers from the high street!

I already have the cotton wadding, thread and Sock Stop in my stash so no need to be hunting down any extras!

The pdf itself is only 8 pages and I soon pieced and taped it together and got onto cutting out my pieces.

Tilly’s instructions as always are very clear and I whipped these up quickly but I did start them Saturday afternoon and finished Sunday morning as I wasn’t feeling too good so if I had my ‘A’ game on its be a few hours.

To add some grip to these as I do have wooden flooring in my house, I added Sock-stop to my soles and if course I don’t do normal, I drew on hearts lol.

Now this had to dry for a minimum of 12 hours…. nooooo! This was hard as I wanted to wear them straight away!

But here they are and of course I won’t be taking them off at all today!! So what have you been up to this Easter weekend?

Happy sewing!

Sal

Xx

Tilly and The Buttons Stella Hoody and a Thumbhole Hack

Hi All!

In Issue 40 of Simply Sewing Magazine there was a fantastic freebie pattern by Tilly and The Buttons – The Stella Hoodie!! It’s also available from her new Book – Stretch! Make yourself Comfortable Sewing with Knit Fabrics.

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My #2018MakeNine picks!

Hi all!

Thought I would join in this year to make 9 garments that i actually want to make and wear! Rather than just for a specific event, I’m wanting to make more everyday clothes!

I’d rather have ‘me made’ clothes that are comfy and fit my quirky style of prints rather than boring plain one colour ready to wear from the High Street, which I’ve gotten into the habit of buying!

I’m planning to get in summer clothes into the list as we are planning an trip to USA in the Summer holidays where i would def need light and airy garments!

So here are my 9 that I’ve managed to wittle down!

1. Sunny Top by¬† Friday Pattern Company – Can’t go wrong with a staple jersey top.

2. Kinder Cardi by Wendy Ward from her new book – I always wear cardis for work but never at home so I’d thought I would make this one as it has awesome pockets and more a casual look.

3. Lilly Cami by Sinclair Patterns – holiday wardrobe part 1. With 2 different options and so simple to make!

4. McCalls M7536 Dress – A cute everyday dress. I’ve not had a v neck dress made in a while and love the 3 quarter sleeves.

5. Bea Blouse Simply Sewing Magazine – A nice smart top for work

6. Copenhagen Harbor Boardshorts by Stitch upon a Time – Holiday wardrobe part 2. As it’ll be an adventure with plenty of fun I’ll be able to keep my modesty better with shorts rather than skirts! ūüėā

7. Suki Kimono by Helen’s Closet¬†– I’ve always wanted a nice Dressing Gown, so why not put on my list to to kick my bum into making one!

8. Tilly and The Buttons Slipper Boots – Don’t know about you guys but I am forever going through slippers!! They must be my favourite shoes since i go through them so much! So i thought well why not having a go at making my own!

9. Monsal lounge Pants by Wendy Ward – I never seem to have a pair of lounge about pants it’s always my pjs lol so it’s be nice to have a comfy sensible pair…. rather than mad print pjs in case of visitors and for them to think why is she in her pjs at 1pm in the afternoon ūüėā

There you go folks! My #2018MakeNine is all set and ready to go!

What’s on your on list?

Happy sewing!

Sal xx

Sew Crafty Design Team Project – Tilly and The Buttons Fifi PJ’s!

Hello one and all!

Welcome to my Latest Project for Sew Crafty Shop, The Fifi Pj’s from Tilly and The Buttons!

You all know me by know that I am self confessed selfish sewer! When you get fed up of the same old same old pjs in High Street Stores, you know you want to sew yourself something pretty! Continue reading “Sew Crafty Design Team Project – Tilly and The Buttons Fifi PJ’s!”

Quick Update – Sew Up North – Tilly and The Buttons

Time for another quick Sew Up North update!

We’ve already shared with you the lovely Raffle Prize¬†offered by Minerva Crafts and the discount offered to all Attendees by Sew Essential. However, there’s lots more to come! Yay!!

The next contribution we were offered for the Charity Raffle Prize Fund is one I will definitely be buying a few extra tickets for. ¬†You may have noticed that I quite like Indie Pattern Companies.¬†It’s nice to know that¬†I’m supporting the people¬†who are starting up and running these small, niche businesses. Yay¬†for Indie Sewing!

Myself personally, I haven’t sewed much of Tilly’s Patterns but I am on with my Sew Crafty Design Team Project for April of using the Fifi Boudoir PJ’s so watch this space! Becca has sewn quite a lot of Garments from Tilly’s so go and have a nosey at her blog!

The lovely Tilly has offered us 2 pdf patterns of the winner’s choice from their website. ¬†The lucky winner will be able to take their pick from the¬†full range of pdf patterns.¬†Now that’s a prize and half!

Thank you so much Tilly, you are awesome!

So, if you haven’t already, head on over to the Eventbrite¬†page and get yourself signed up!

Sal x