In the best tradition of my role as seamstress to royalty, when young Princess Grace decided she would go as Rapunzel to the school book week festival, there arose the … Continue reading Letting her hair down…
Big thanks to Martha here. Commissioned to make some giant roses for a shop window display, I found her ‘how to’ video a really good place to start. I used … Continue reading Coming up roses. Giant roses.
If you are looking for some special gifts to make, then look no further – these lovely ideas from the fabulous Jo Seagar are just the thing! From a delicious … Continue reading Made with love
This was a lovely shoot for Good magazine – with handcrafted vintage elements in a neutral palette. Scraps of paper and unhemmed linen were happy partners with bright red sequins … Continue reading Handcrafted Christmas
It’s amazing what you can do with a bit of masking tape and a hot glue gun… Before I knew it, a worn out pair of old ballet flats had … Continue reading Making the Sultan’s shoes
Entertaining littlies indoors can be a challenge. Clear some space on the table, gather together a selection of craft materials and get the kids started. Here are five ideas to encourage creativity – … Continue reading Rainy day play
“My art journal is a place to try out different ideas and techniques. If it doesn’t work, simply turn the page and start again.” I come from a long line … Continue reading Capturing creativity
It’s just one of those ideas of simple genius. (Not originally mine, I hasten to add!) A fabric playhouse that fits over your dining room table… Mine ended up being … Continue reading Best playhouse ever
There are so many things to love about old books – yellowed paper, old fashioned type, line drawings to name a few. Often pieces of discarded books end up with … Continue reading Paper, scissors, rock!
As proud mother of the Sultan, I must admit to some sense of obligation when I ticked that box on the school notice that said “Yes, I have a sewing … Continue reading Tales of the Arabian Nights…