• Tutorial for Covered Belt Buckle

    Covered Belt Buckle

    Making a Scout Dress belt This month, one of the things I’ve been working on is the July Gertie Patreon – Scout Dress. To accompany the dress, there is a belt. Check out the Charm Patterns Blog for details on how to make. It’s been a lifetime ago that I last made a belt, so I absolutely had to make one for my dress! I couldn’t get a belt buckle kit, so improvised! Covering a Belt Buckle YOU WILL NEED: belt buckle (either repurposed or bought*) small piece of fabric, enough to cover both front and back of buckle iron on interfacing thread *As I wanted a specific size and…

  • Sewing Makes

    Face Coverings

    After doing some research into face coverings, I seem to have made rather a few since! I first made some for myself and daughter. Then other family members asked me to make some – I gather they are getting admired often. Since those initial masks, I’ve discovered the Glamour Masks by Gertie Charm Patterns. Do check them out! I’ve used the basic pattern to make everyday ones and used some hat veil fabric from Petershams to make some of the ‘glamour’ masks. I’ve been having fun working on some of the more glamorous styles, currently working on some snow queen masks…

  • Applique Makes,  Upcycling

    Applique Cards

    These are made from various upcycled fabric off-cuts and printed fabrics, layered with machine appliqué. The cards are perfect for any occasion, and can be very easily framed for the wall!

  • Upcycling

    Memory Bear

    Finally got around to making up a Memory Bear, using the uniform from my daughter’s old primary school. I had the idea to do this since she was in Year 6, last year, but it took me some time to find the right pattern. I was in the process of trying to work out a pattern when I came across the designs by Sew Lovely Keepsakes on Etsy. So, instead I opted to buy the gift pack pattern so that I could concentrate on making the bear. The memory bears, and other memory items are available on commission. Please do contact me if you would like to find out more…

  • Knitting & Crochet


    Experiment Notes: This one is knitted in DK held double on 3.75mm needles.Ears, tail are just single strand of DK.Fairly happy with the prototype, however, I might try doing again working flat. I worked in the round for this, but the jog in the stripes showed up (even with slipping the stitch).

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