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Happy new year!

January 2, 2016
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Happy new year to you all! I hope you have lots of sewing adventures and general life adventures to come this year.

I’m excited for the year to come and I’ve already got lots of plans of things I want to make.

Last year my resolution was to say yes to more things and it worked out well. I haven’t made any resolutions as such this year, but I’m planning on continuing that yes way of thinking, as well as trying not to be so hard on myself.

What are your resolutions?

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And she made

July 31, 2015
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I decided quite a while ago to move from my old wordpress.com blog to a self-hosted space and now I’ve finally done it – welcome to And She Made!

The main reason I wanted to do this was because I wasn’t happy with the old blog name. I started it as a university project back in 2011 and came up with the name quite quickly. Initially I wanted the blog to be more fashion based but it evolved into a craft and sewing blog quite naturally and so the name didn’t fit anymore.

I’ll be posting the same content here as I was posting on Street Style Wales, plus a little extra lifestyle, so nothing much will change.

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Saturday

January 27, 2015

DSC_0262After having an unexpected day off at the weekend, no plans and the house to myself, I thought I’d take myself off for a walk and enjoy the day. I thought it might make a nice change to document what I got up to, lifestyle style. So here are just some snippets of my day. All photos are taken using my camera or iPhone. I hope you enjoy!

Eating honey and banana porridge while watching Youtube videos

Eating honey and banana porridge while watching Youtube videos

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Cat cuddles with Speckle

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Leftover vegetable curry and a coffee for lunch

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Going for a mid afternoon walk

An after walk snack of mini eggs

An after walk snack of mini eggs

Drinking hot mulled apple in the evening

Drinking hot mulled apple in the evening




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2014: A round up

December 31, 2014

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I know you’ve probably seen these round up posts everywhere by now but let me get in on the act here too.

Last year I wrote a crafty round up, but this year I thought I’d celebrate my achievements and concentrate on my activities as a whole. Sound good? Then let’s get to it.

In January, I made my first pair of trousers. Granted it does look a bit like I’m going to play golf in them but they were so easy and I’m surprised I hadn’t tackled trousers sooner to be honest.

In February I was back in London and doing normal touristy things and not so touristy things such as going to see David Attenborough appear on The One Show.

In March I went to the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show, visited the Guardian cafe and learnt how to screen print.

I seemed to have many exciting adventures in April, among them going to Hereford and Hay-on-Wye and to the beach.

I started a new feature on the blog documenting my Wednesday wishlists in May and also attended the Hay Festival this month.

In June, I went on various food adventures with friends and ate far too many sweet things.

July was a month where I cut my hair shorter than I’d had it in years and met the cutest little puppy. Oh yes, and I also bought some new trainers in an attempt to run off the previous month’s binge eating.

In August, I embraced the city in the sun, went to The Breakfast Club for the first time and generally just hung out.

In September lots of exciting things happened. I started blogging for White Tree Fabrics, writing for Buzzfeed and went on a couple of birthday adventures.

October was another exciting month as the blog celebrated three years in existence. This month is also when I started planning for its future and overhaul (coming soon hopefully). I also dreamt a lot about making co-ords this month.

In November I spent all my pennies on THE best boots, attended a sample sale and the Made By Hand craft fair in Cardiff. I also spent a lot of time enjoying London in the run-up to Christmas.

In December I got back home and have so far been enjoying the Welsh countryside. I’ve also been spending time with friends, enjoying quality time with family, while relaxing and eating quite a bit.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this round up and, if you’ve actually clicked on all the links I’ve posted about, well done to you. Have a great New Year and I’ll be back soon with some proper blog posts!