#SewSolidarity – Sashiko Style Stitches on a Denim Skirt

“Cleaning, caring and mending seem like nothing more than good manners when you think about the endeavour that has gone into constructing even the most simple of pieces” – Lucy Siegle, ‘To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World?’ For #SewSolidarity, and in advance of Fashion Revolution Day tomorrow, …

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DIY Breaking Bad Heisenberg Tee

I made Phil a couple of t-shirts for Christmas – just using fabric pens to customise plain H&M tees. This is one of them, a Breaking Bad t-shirt with a Heisenberg design. You can buy a similar tee, but I thought it would be easier to make my own:)

Basket Weaving

Yesterday I attended a willow weaving course at Winterbourne, an Edwardian house museum in Birmingham. The course was led by Jonathan Ridgeon whose website features an article with instructions to make a basket very similar to the one I made, which is pictured here. To achieve the two-tone effect we used a combination of …

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Handmade Doraemon Plush

A couple of years ago I made Phil a Doraemon plush for Christmas. I made him without a pattern so he ended up slightly skewith and very handmade looking!

Purple Felt Hair

I made the little doll below with the intention of selling her at the craft fair me and colleagues held a couple of weeks ago. However, she went unsold so she’s come home with me. She’s pictured below sat in our living room. She doesn’t have a mouth as I …

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Easy-peasy paper bunting

I needed to get some bunting made quickly for an event at work. I decided to go with paper bunting rather than fabric to save time – I cut out some triangles, punched two holes in the top of each and strung them together. Super quick & easy:)

Fireplace DIY

While I’m crafting Phil likes to do DIY. This is one of his recent jobs – tiling our dining room fireplace. The surround was in the house when we moved in and I think it’s the original 1930s surround, but I’ve since sanded it down and varnished it. The tiles also …

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