Playing with Fire

A non-deliberate sewing hiaitus has caused itchy fingers here, chez Heather. I ordered a new sewing machine after some deliberation, but was holding off on starting a new project until it arrived. Well, it’s a pre-order, so it’s not even released yet! Thus, I am projectless. I am knitting (of course) but not sewing, and…

Wrist Warmer Grail

To have a reliable t-shirt pattern is like gold dust and this pattern is an absolute favourite. I wear jersey tops most days, which means that my previous incarnations of the Grail are some of my most worn items of clothing. Both are holding up to the rigors of life really well, and I’m delighted…

Autumn and Winter Sewing Plans

When not sewing or otherwise creating, a fair portion of my time is taking up dreaming about sewing or creating. This lovely daydreaming planning is even more urgent since I moved to the islands as it’s no longer simple to nip into a shop and buy a new bit of clothing. With this in mind…

Bear-y nice Frankie Dungarees

I’ve been making for someone else recently! I am feeling very virtuous and selfless (ignore my wee break into selfish sewing to create my Geodesic!) and I am utterly chuffed to bits with the finished result. These are the Frankie Dungarees by Two Stitches, a small pattern company that sell their patterns through John Lewis….

Geometric Geodesic

I’ve been sewing hard recently, making a pair of dungarees for my wee, 6-month old nephew and really enjoying the process. What’s been amazing is that even though he’s teeny tiny and the dungarees are teeny tiny, they take the same amount of work as an item of clothing for me. The dungarees have been…

Campside

I have always been a scarf person, and probably always will be: I am one of those folks that look with pity at people without a scarf: what a chill wind must be blowing down their neck!   Last year I knitted a shawl (my beloved Follow the Sun – follow the link for the…

Disco ball ceilidh

As a rather casual dresser, formal events can be a great excuse to really dress up and go for it, but it can also be a bit of a head scratcher in terms of working out what I want to wear. It was during Julie Fowlis‘ brilliant set at Runrig’s Last Dance at Stirling Castle…

Geometric Ogden

I am rather late to the True Bias Ogden party, but hey ho, better late than never! This is another part of my summer wardrobe for Romania, but as I often layer quite a few layers for the Hebridean winter, I am sure this will get far more use than just as a summer piece….

Heaven in green linen

A forthcoming trip to Romania suddenly had me panicking about my summer wardrobe. Summers in Scotland, particularly in the Western Isles, tend to hover around the mid-teens to low-twenties (generally the lower end of that scale!) and so a full summer wardrobe is not normally necessary. Indeed, to be perfectly honest it’s the same clothes…

Super Suki

Well, I was fully expecting to be passing this on to a family member because I was so sure that it wasn’t very ‘me’. Instead, as part of a process that I really enjoyed, I have ended up with an utterly diving Suki kimono dressing gown that I just want to wear all the time….