Self Drafted Non-wearables

My daughter has been learning about sewing at school and has been a little nervous about using the sewing machine in her lesson this week.  To help her along we did a mini project at home.  We used the YouTube video by Ann Arbour Sewing Centre to create a self drafted pencil case from scrap canvas….

Dog Bed Cover

We have pugs, and they don’t like the cold very much. Saying that they don’t like the heat or rain or wind very much either – they’re a little pamper.  This weekend we built them a four poster dog cave to keep them cosy for winter, and I intend on fleece lining it. Lottie and…

Sew Over It 1940s Tea Dress

I borrowed the Sew Over It 1940s Tea Dress pattern from Eleanor at Elmrocks.com after seeing her version of it on her previous blog (see here), and spent a weekend making it up, (can be bought here). Inside view of sleeve  Outside view before turning the sleeve up.  Sleeve turned up, hand stitched to keep in…