Monday, 17 July 2017

Garden Pretties

The garden is in full on grow mode right now and I'm loving it!

It's hard not to spend all day just wandering out there and staring in amazement at my plants!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Elderflower Cordial

For the first time ever this year I made my own elderflower cordial!

My cousin was visiting so we went for a bimble along the canal together and picked many, many elderflower heads.

 I added the lemons, oranges, sugar, water and citric acid and left it to work it's magic, then 24hrs later I had this!

Lovely bottles of a drink that smells like summer!

And here it is, a lovely summer drink!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Stars Part Two

So, I told you about my starry dress, but did I tell you about the other one I made?

Obviously, it's super important to accessorize your goddaughter to match your outfit, right?

I made her a slightly modified version of the Cottage Mama party dress, with button fastenings on the shoulders.  I added a ribbon for her waistband in case it was a bit baggy and called it job done.

Isn't she a awesome?  (I'm a very proud Godmother, just in case you hadn't guessed!)

We'd both like to take a moment to tell you we think cycle safety is ultra important.  Please always wear a helmet when cycling.  We do!

Thursday, 6 July 2017


I do like stars.  So when I came across a star spangled t-shirting in Germany I new I needed a dress!  It's taken me a while to get round to it but I finally made it.

It's based off the Alabama Chanin t-shirt and dress pattern.

I have been so busy wearing it I've totally failed to take proper pictures of it, so here, have some dodgy ones of me climbing a children's climbing wall from a day out with Lizard and her mum!

Here's me and Lizard, both enjoying the climbing frame!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Unplanned Hiatus

Oops?  Sorry all, I have been sewing, but I've also been out and about a lot, enjoying the summer.  So I'm trying not to feel too guilty about not updating you all!  However, I have some photos so I'll share now!

First up I made a hat for one of my climbing coterie.  It's the same pattern as mine but I gave her bear ears instead of cat ears.

Here she is kindly modelling it for me at the beach where we and a few other friends spent a simply glorious Friday!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Cat Ear Hat

So, as I have previously mentioned on this blog, I have started climbing as a hobby.  Recently I've been introduced to climbing actually outside.  This is great fun, but does have periods of sitting around outside and my head gets a little chilly.

So I made a hat!  My climbing buddy Yarrow has a hat with cat ears so I totally copied him!

I made the hat in navy fleece and I used pink faux satin for the inner ear.

Here's me and Yarrow taking it in turns to wear the hat whilst doing out warm up climbs!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Birthday Cake

I had a birthday not long ago!  Here's what I came up with for my birthday cake this year and so much grateful thanks to Katy who added all the sprinkles for me as I did various other party prep!

Yum! :D

Monday, 29 May 2017

Star Wars T-Shirt

I had some scraps, so I ran up a daytime t-shirt for Mr Kit!

I used my twin needle to stitch the hems down on this and I think it's worked really well!

I also used the smaller size t-shirt pattern and I think the fit is much nicer.

Mr Kit wears it a lot, so I think it's a hit!

He doesn't like modelling for me though, so apologies for the picture background!  I had to take them quickly, before he changed his mind!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Larp Kit Poncho

Finally got around to making Lizard a poncho that's not cosplay but her own larp kit!

It's brown fleece and trimmed with a pink ribbon.

I added a ribbon loop and button to help it stay closed!

It was well received, but I think we're at the point where Lizard just assumes new clothing will happen every time I appear!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Decorating in the Garden!

As I believe I have mentioned previously, I'm spending a lot of time in the garden recently.  We have such a pretty garden and I spend nearly as much time on pinterest looking at ways to add even more prettiness to it both through planting and through garden art.

One of the ideas I've liked a lot is an old key mobile and having some unexpected free time the other day (plus a load of old keys, some twine and a handy tree branch), I made this!

I'm sorry it's hard to see, but I rather like how it fades in.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Adventures in Upholstery!

When we moved, we swapped various bits of furniture around, to suit the new house better. This meant I had to give Mr Kit his lovely desk chair back and I got two of what used to be our dining chairs. 

 They are good chairs but their covers were shocking!  The best bit about the covers though is that they velcro'd on and off so I was able to take one off, pull it apart and make new covers!

I used upholstery velvet for the backs and sides and three of my favourite cottons for the fronts!

I'm very happy with my chairs and they really suit the look I'm going for in my craft room.  I'll show you the room properly once I've redecorated but it might be some time before that happens!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Owl Brooch

I have never tried needle felting before this kit, but I have to say I'd like some more!

This was another lovely present and it's taken me a stupidly long time to get round to it, mostly because I needed a sponge to work on and I kept forgetting to buy one for the longest time!

Mine is not nearly as good as the one on the box front, but I quite like it!

I don't know that I'll wear it as a brooch though, as it's a trifle on the large side.  I'm debating popping it on Ossia's bag though as I think it would be sweet!

Here it is next to the box for a size comparison!