DIY jersey yarn clutch

Ever heard of Wool and the Gang? They’re those people out there making knitting cool. They offer knitting kits with their own patterns and yarn (they make their own jersey yarn from unwanted fabric ends from factories in Eastern Europe) and ready made items to buy. They’re all about making fashion ethical again rather than…

Grey jersey maxi dress 

This was the first project sewn using my new sewing machines! I picked up some grey jersey fabric from Walthamstow market with the intention to create a full length backless origami pleated dress. I’m planning to wear it to a wedding later this year and thought this gave a good mix of demure for the…

I can make shoes!

A friend of mine found and recommended this shoe making course to me. Not that he’d been on it but he knew I loved shoes and making stuff and so it just seemed good sense that I’d enjoy it! Pretty much as soon as I saw the I Can Make Shoes website and what they…

Cut out art

Inspired by a paper art exhibition I stumbled into in New York last November (and to a degree, the very reasonably priced IKEA RIBBA picture frame – only ¬£3.80!), I’ve made a small piece of art combining organic leaf patterns in a circle using a cut out technique to create 3D structure encased in glass….

Making a himmeli inspired hanging shelf

Geometric homeware items are my poison. Show me anything with a few triangles, straight lines and angles and I’m a goner. I always pick out those wire lampshades, ornaments, baskets showing off big bold lines and shapes. So when I came across this tutorial, showing off DIY himmeli inspired homeware I couldn’t help myself! It’s…