Browsing Category

Crafting ideas

Crafting ideas

Christmas gift guide for crafters: knitting

December 13, 2016
crafty gift guide knitting And She Made

With Christmas a mere 12 (!!) days away, it’s time to get thinking about what we want to buy the knitters in our lives and what better way to think about it than by stocking up on the gifts in my below gift guide, featuring the likes of Debbie Bliss and Wool Couture Company? Go on, you know you want to! Read on for more.

Continue Reading…

Crafting ideas

Christmas gift guide for crafters: sewing

December 12, 2016
crafty-gift-guide-sewing And She Made

It’s definitely that time of year when we get all festive, drink lashings of mulled wine and generally get into the Christmas spirit. If you’re yet to buy your gifts for others this year (24th December panic buying anyone?), then you might want some ideas of what you can buy your craft loving friends. And if you’re looking for the best sewing gifts out there, then look no further, as I’ve rounded them all up here.

Continue Reading…

Crafting ideas, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured, Inspired by

Currently lusting after

September 1, 2016
PicMonkey Image

Does anyone else get major sewing anxiety whenever they’re away from their machine? I certainly have tonight. In fact, I am so desperate to sew something I’ve been contemplating buying a travel sewing machine to carry around with me. Other ways I’ve been distracting myself include knitting a blanket and pinning to my ‘DIYs and crafts’ board constantly.

Continue Reading…

Crafting ideas, Dressmaking & sewing, Featured

Five of the best sewing patterns for newbie crafters

January 29, 2016
Five of the best sewing patterns for newbie crafters

Sewing patterns have come along a great deal since I first started making my own clothes back in 2007 (!). In fact, there are so many patterns out there currently that I would have loved to have tried and I really wish that I’d had access to. But let’s not digress.

If you or anyone you know is looking for an easy-ish sewing pattern, I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites. Some are tried and tested and some have been on my ‘to make’ list for ages, but look simple enough to make. All of the patterns below are perfect starter projects for newbies.

Read on for more.

Continue Reading…