Category Archives: Sewing

Mr Lampyshade


What do you think of my lampshade?


I found the frame cheap as chips in a charity shop and thought it was such a lovely shape I just had to have it!

It was only when I got home I realised I hadn’t a clue how to re-cover it – and with my limited sewing knowledge I feared it would turn into a bit of bodge job, but do have to say I’m rather proud of it (although still no one is allowed to examine it too close).

I really enjoyed experimenting, and rummaging around my mums brilliant fabric stash!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI initially added a mustard pom pom trim but unfortunately it didn’t quite make it all the way around (due to my poor calculations!) and woefully couldn’t find anymore in local shops or online – so will have to save that piece for my next one! Still I’m happy with the beads…


I’m now on the search for a vintage lamp stand to go with, and then I think it will look rather nice in the front room of our new house 🙂


Clare Beaton


The book Elsie and I are loving this week is called ‘I dreamt I was a dinosaur’ by Stella Blackstone and illustrated by Clare Beaton…

Each page is so cute!

Clare uses felt and a collection of vintage buttons, sequins and ribbons to create her lovely hand stitched designs.

Also Elsie enjoys finding the snail hidden on each page!

Gorgeous 🙂

For more info check out Clare’s website here.

Creative sister No.1


Ever since starting my blog I’ve been meaning to share with you the amazing mobile my eldest sister, Laura, made for Elsie.  I look at it each morning and evening as it hangs above Elsie’s cot and marvel at its beauty and the skill that has gone in to making it.

Elsie loves it just as much as me.

I love all the fabrics Laura choose…

Just gorgeous!

Thanks Aunty Laura, you are amazing!