DIY sewing project ~ Christmas gift sacks

When Lauren from the Offset Warehouse asked me to be a guest blogger for their special Christmas Showcase, I jumped at the chance. Not only is it one of my favourite online haberdashers, but it also has a great range of recycled festive fabrics ripe for the making, and my head immediately filled with ideas for […]

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My little vintage caravan project ~ Pull yourself together

Patient: “Doctor, doctor, I feel like a pair of curtains”, Doctor: “Pull yourself together”. So today I’m sharing my latest sewing achievement in my little vintage caravan project – I’ve made some curtains. And roman blinds too. The roman blinds came about by accident because I thought I’d ordered enough fabric to make curtains for all […]

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My new sewing project – making roman blinds

I recently spotted a gorgeous lighthouse curtain fabric from the new Abakhan fabrics range online and I knew it would be perfect for my kitchen. I’m planning to decorate my kitchen with a lovely fresh blue colour scheme and I wanted to use red and white as feature colours for the room, so this pattern incorporates all these […]

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Inspirations for a retro living room: Soft Furnishings

I’ve already blogged about finding vintage fabrics and making some unique retro cushions for my 60s-inspired living room design, but here’s a post on the rest of the soft furnishings in my living room, including throws and curtains. I am looking for clashing patterns and, of course, lovely orange shades to add to the retro feel […]

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Craft Project – Creating new cushions & artwork for my retro living room

I was lucky enough to find this set of vintage RSPB placemats and coasters in almost brand-new condition at the Shakespeare Hospice Furniture Shop in Stratford Upon Avon and although I loved the autumnal bird design straight away, I wasn’t sure what I would do with them. I don’t often need placemats and I already have some 70s wicker coasters, […]

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A DIY project – renovating an old dining chair

I desperately wanted a princess chair for my dressing table but the chairs I’ve seen in places like Laura Ashley and Dunelm are way out of my price range – so I very politely asked my husband to help out with the renovation of an old mahogany dining chair. We chose a dusky blue Crown paint […]

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DIY project – renovating an old footstool

Here’s a little DIY project that my husband and I did over the weekend (well, he did it and I ‘helped’ by saying yes to the fabric choice!). He took the cushion pad out of the stool frame and lightly sanded the legs before painting with a chalky blue wood paint. Then the fabric was […]

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I made this all by myself – Chicken Teacosy for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching (18th March to be exact) and I thought I would share with you a little sewing project that I’ve done, and hope it might inspire you to make something for your own mum too! This chicken tea-cosy was made from brown print fabric, gingham and a pillowcase for the. lining. I […]

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