Dressmaking Tension And New Start!

I’ve completed my 7th week on my dressmaking course and I have only just discovered that my tension on my sewing machine was all wrong and it could have been easily fixed by a little push on a dial that I never took any notice of before! Yes, I have a Janome! Not sure ifContinue reading “Dressmaking Tension And New Start!”

Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public

I am finally feeling like I am making actual progress on the dress I am making because I have almost finished the bodice! Class was a bit boring this week as I had to unpick what I had sewn at home. It was okay; I’d realised as soon as I finished sewing that I’d goneContinue reading “Dressmaking is Getting There! & Knitting In Public”

Cross stitch WIP Update and more

Hi all, another crafting update! I’ve had some annual leave so I have finally managed to get some Xs in on my cross stitch! So on Butterfly Kisses I have nearly finished the 9th page! Can’t wait to get onto the 10th 🙂 please excuse the aliasing in the photo! Next we have The Shepherdess.Continue reading “Cross stitch WIP Update and more”

You Don’t Scare Me, Colourwork!

I am currently knitting a little Christmas present for my 3 year old niece, and some of it involves colourwork, where you create a pattern within the knitting involving different colours, as used in Fair Isle jumpers, although thankfully my project is very basic and small! This is only my second attempt at colourwork. IContinue reading “You Don’t Scare Me, Colourwork!”

Craft4Crafters @ Bath and West ’21

On Friday 26th November I was lucky enough to go to the Christmas fayre held by Craft4Crafters at the Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet. I drove from my home in South Gloucestershire and was accompanied on my journey by gorgeously dramatic bright sunshine peeking out of the dark clouds, illuminating the green patchworkContinue reading “Craft4Crafters @ Bath and West ’21”

Watercolour!

I had to do an update about my watercolour because I think I’m really making progress with it! I’ve been doing an online video course via Domestika with the fabulous Ana Santos who creates unique and gorgeous watercolour paintings and teaches it so well even a simpleton like me can understand! Through her no-nonsense faff-freeContinue reading “Watercolour!”