The Frankenstock Experience – The Sequel

Back in the midst of time, I wrote about my shoe mending journey The Frankenstock Experience and since then there's been developments. As a quick recap, I ended up with a working shoe: I was really happy with them and wore them all winter around the house with socks, then spring came and they were… Continue reading The Frankenstock Experience – The Sequel

Good Night, Day Knits – A Knitsploration

Just a post to briefly talk about my knitting exploits using the book Good Night, Day - Minimalist Knitting Patterns by Tara-Lynn Morrison. I came across this last year whilst down the Ravelry rabbit hole and it looked like it was something I wanted to explore so initially I bought the Trefann sweater pattern and… Continue reading Good Night, Day Knits – A Knitsploration

Making A Sun Visor

I have at all times to avoid the sun for health reasons and even short UV exposure can make me poorly. Hence you won't see me in anything without long sleeves, plenty of coverage is key. I wear year round total sun block. When protecting my eyes I reluctantly wear sunglasses, but I'm not a… Continue reading Making A Sun Visor

Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Just a short post to talk about the process I've used for turning some salvaged plastic from the polystyrene group to make shirt buttons. I'll probably make bigger ones too but I am only coming by this stuff in dribs and drabs. It's not my idea, I've seen lots of things made from shrink plastic… Continue reading Recycled Shrink Plastic Buttons

Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Have been working on a knitting pattern design whilst not able to do any machine sewing and it's funny where things start and where things end up I find. In order to make the knitted shape I wanted, I made a template out of the spider's web wrap that I use instead of Swedish tracing… Continue reading Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

On the to-do pile for 2+ years, it's about time I pulled my finger out and got on with this. I've used this ready to wear dress for a few years previously and much as I loved it there were also niggles. The pleats all faced in the same direction which means that it looked… Continue reading Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

So knitting is currently quite challenging. I'd just started a new project - Erika Knight's Siena top and the hands decided to swell making it difficult to operate. But I'm trying a new way of holding the needle with the work on under my arm and using my left hand thumb to do the wrapping… Continue reading Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

Last Year’s Most Worn

Just a quick post to talk about this (portmanteau alert) coatigan. Made around this time last year and probably worn every day since is the Bianca by Sew Me Something - a pattern which I jumped on upon it's release. I decided to make it from a Danish army blanket which had several properties which… Continue reading Last Year’s Most Worn