• The little chronicles of a small time sewer,  Uncategorized

    A little stretch and sew

    I’m not sure I’ve mentioned it before… but I really hated sewing with stretch material! Thankfully I’ve slowly gotten over that fear…and maybe stepping into the realm of mutual like…maybe even love. Part of this fear was put into me by The Sewing Bee (funny how using an overlocker for the first time under timed conditions isn’t conducive to learning!)…

  • The little chronicles of a small time sewer

    A little pyramid pattern weight

    I hope you’ve been enjoying The Great British Sewing Bee. I’ve had lots of lovely  comments about my little pattern weights so thought I’d share a tutorial so that you too could have a bamboo steamer full of the very best sewing dim sum. Why use pattern weights? Well, there’s a time and a place for pattern weights- but generally they’re…

  • The little chronicles of a small time sewer

    A little baby boom

    We’ve had a real boom in little one’s around here! Most exciting was the arrival of my brother’s little baby gal- the first grandchild in the family, our cute little pumpkin. Between fielding well meaning Aunties patting on my tummy, asking “when is she going to get a cousin?” and sewing up all sorts of treats for this little one, I’ve…

  • Crochet patterns,  Patterns

    A little monkeying around

    Hands up who’s fed up of all the sewing posts? Yup, mine’s up too. Theres nothing quite as nice as sitting on the sofa with a big roll of wool and that crochet needle, whipping up something adorable. This time….it’s another variation of The Little Bunny Blanket Buddy! I know…when am I going to stop doing these? Perhaps when I’ve created…

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    A little blown away…

    I know I haven’t posted in a long while (not for having lots of things to share!) but today I just had to sit my bum down and type this one out. Despite my good intentions to post frequently, it just doesn’t happen these days- I just couldn’t ignore the little notification on my phone from WordPress. Apparently my stats…

  • Patterns,  The little chronicles of a small time sewer

    A little long for an apron…

    I’ve found myself waking up pretty early today, despite not having to be in for work until 11 (oh yes, it’s weekend shift no.2 in the space of three weeks!) So I thought I’d do a quick post of a skirt I made during christmas. Luckily for me, I had Christmas off. Unfortunately, Tree was working nights. And being car-less…

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    The little (but getting larger) reader’s gallery update

    I’m not sure if anyone has noticed the little tab at the top which shows off the lovely photos that reader’s have sent me of their creations. I wanted to do a quick showcase of the two most recent additions. The first is from the lovely Heather at Pass the cereal. I read her post about making the blanket buddy(and other little treats)…

  • Crochet patterns,  Patterns

    The little rolly polly penguin

    Sigh. I think I should just open every post with: ‘AHHH I’M SO SORRY’ and with a sob because I never seem to have time to pick up my crochet needle/sewing needle, which in turn means I never get around to posting anything! Ok, moaning aside… I do have a pattern to share! In fact I have another in the…

  • Crochet patterns,  Patterns

    The little bow-tiful booties and lovely honey bear

    I’ve had a few messages and emails asking for the pattern variation for the bear blanket buddy, so here I am! I apologise that this took a while to upload. We’ve just moved into a flat at the beginning of the month, and for anyone who’s moved home- you’ll know how much of your time that takes! Then we didn’t…