Showing posts from May, 2018

#MakeYourStash - Seventies Jersey Maxi Skirt

Hello again everyone!

It's becoming tradition to blog on  Saturday evening ;) Well, as far as you can call three weeks in a tow a tradition anyway...

In today's #MakeYourStash challenge, I made a super easy maxi skirt. I received this fabric from a friend who had a stash of original 70s fabric lying around and was having a clear out, so I could take my pick. So many great fabrics!! Some shocking ones also, don't get me wrong. These were the seventies after all. Of course I just had to pick this fabric with the giant purple flowers! So this fbric was in my friend's stash for many many years, and possibly in someone else's before then... Have you ever noticed that unused fabric travels between friends? That is so cool! It then took me at least 2 years to decide on what to make with this... It had to be the perfect item as I love the colours of this fabric so much! It's this super fake stretchy material, not unlike jersey, but obviously from 40-50 years ago so it …

#MakeYourStash - Iron Caddy

Good morning my lovely readers¬

It's the bank holiday weekend and the weather is turning out wonderful! I'll get to take more photos of my creations in the sun :)

Today I wanted to show you the other project I made for which I had bought the Insulbrite in the first place. That's a hard thing to find here in the UK if not online, so when I happened to find it at one of the sewing shows I was delighted.

I found this tutorial on Pinterest a while back, and as I normally store my iron in its original box which apparently is not a good thing, I thought this would make a wonderful storage for it. I remember thinking at the time: why would this be a travel caddy? Who travels with their iron?? It turns out: I do! Well, I don't travel with it meaning I leave the house, but I do move it around the house so in a way it travels a bit.

A while back, a friend visited my in good ol' London and we went fabric shopping. We both crushed on this purple button fabric, so we both had t…