Archive | August, 2013

Making present wrapping more interesting

30 Aug

Gift boxes and tags for handmade presents

Whilst out buying a present for a friend, I found these mini suitcases in Tiger and thought they would make a more interesting gift box than the usual plain box.  I picked out a contrasting tissue paper and used it to wrap each of the individual gifts in the boxes. Continue reading


Duck themed baby dress

30 Aug

Hand sewn baby dress with duck decorations

After a little break from my sewing machine it was back out to make a present for a friend who is having a baby in September.  A group of us met up over the August bank holiday weekend for afternoon tea at The Charlotte Street Hotel for a low key Baby Shower.  This was my contribution. Continue reading

Birthday Cake Success

22 Aug

Birthday Cake

I am no baker to say the least.  Despite numerous efforts the majority of cakes and bakes burn in my hands.  But with more time than usual on my hands at the moment and a good friend’s birthday coming up I thought I would have yet another baking attempt.  And finally we have success! Continue reading

Owl bead DIY bracelet

3 Aug

DIY Owl bead Bracelet

A non-sewing related make but I really love the results.  My friend Katie gave me this beautiful owl bead a few years ago and since then it has sat in my purse waiting to be made into something.  I then spotted these DIY Bracelets on Pinterest.  Its taken me a few weeks to get round to making them, not least because I initially ordered the wrong chain, but an impromptu trip to Beadworks in Covent Garden yesterday meant I could finally put the bead to good use. Continue reading

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