A make I started and finished in a day: baby bloomers! These will be perfect for the beach and the sunny weather we have coming up.
My mum kept the pattern for me from her “Sew Style” magazine – the pattern was taken from a book called “Sew Tiny!”. I used some cute cotton she gave me for Christmas, loving the polka dot! These fit my (not so) little one beautifully.
This is the second post on this topic. As it’s still relatively recent, I thought I’d touch on the hospital experience. Continue reading
Third post on this topic. It’s one close to my heart – self care. My non-motherhood job is focussed on mental health and wellbeing, so this is something I preach as well as try to practice.
I’ve dabbled a bit in knitting, doing very small projects, but I haven’t ever made anything big, or even medium-sized really. My mum is a whiz at most crafts and she’s made many a creation for people, including myself, over the years. For Mother’s Day, I thought I’d try and repay her with a handmade shawl. Continue reading
Another make from Debbie Shore’s Sew Useful book. We needed a small laundry bag for the new arrival, and this hanging nursery bag fitted the bill. Continue reading
This is the first post in a series of posts about parenthood. I am a new mother to a now nearly 5 week old little boy. It’s the first child my husband and I have had. I have no idea if he’ll be the last or if the patter of his brother’s or sister’s feet will follow in the future. The thing is that there is a lot of conflicting advice out there and we’ve both found help in forums and websites and wanted to give something back. I plan on doing a series of posts with things we’ve learnt along the way to share our experiences with others. People do tell you things about parenting, but I wish people had actually sat me down and really told me some things beforehand to drill it home.
I went on a short break to Cornwall a while ago. I love the area and feel a real connection with it, as I spent a few years of my childhood there. I took well over 500 photos over the course of four days. I thought I’d share a few of my favourites. Continue reading
One of my favourite costumes I’ve put together is Batwoman. I love the character and in my opinion, she doesn’t get anywhere near the mainstream attention she deserves. Plain and simply put, she’s a badass. She stands by her convictions, has a strong sense of loyalty and isn’t afraid to go it alone against the odds. Continue reading
What with all the retro 80’s stuff coming back into fashion, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and revisit a childhood craft.