First Fairfield Shirt

Although making a shirt for Joey had been mentioned casually before, it wasn’t at the top of my list until I found the most gorgeous checked brushed flannel in the Fabric Counter in Dublin during my annual city break with my sister. I knew there and then that the fabric was coming home with me,…

Gifted: Opian Vaulion Shorts

My mum is like me: she wears her clothing until they literally fall apart. She has just received my sister’s old machine, so can now do her own repairs, but recently she asked if I could make her shorts to fit, as her current pairs do need replaced. “Well, yes, absolutely!”, I said “It would…

Eastwood Pyjamas

A month or so ago, @sewdoitemma was having a stashbusting sale, and I watched with interest. It’s not been long since I joined Instagram, and I am enjoying the sense of community that comes with it – especially because I do not discuss my love for making, sewing and knitting readily with the majority of…

Leaf Blankets

Sometimes we makers long to make something, not because we have a need of that something, but because it so absolutely and perfectly meets our dreamtime aesthetics, that our desire becomes overwhelming. And so it was with Twig and Tale’s leaf blankets. Twig and Tale have a beautiful imagery associated with their brand. It’s the…

Fisherman’s Vest for a wee Adventurer

I’ve always loved the outdoorsy, scrap-busting aspects of Twig and Tale. Their aesthetics are just gorgeous, full of images of healthy children and adults, having fun in their beautiful hand-made clothes, in environments that are just divine (think wild woodlands, breezy coastlines and nature to sooth the soul). My nephew’s fourth birthday was approaching, and…

Bear Rompers

More bears! After the success of the bear dungarees I made for my gorgeous wee nephew in the summer, we’ve been planning on a pair of jersey dungarees too. When I saw Marie-Fleur’s outfit for her wee boy, I showed it to Jen (Harris’ mum/ my sister) and it all just fell into place. We…

Comox Trunks and Me Made May Pledge

It was the leftover bear fabric that did it. I asked my boyfriend if he’d like a t-shirt made from the leftovers. He said no, but he’d take a pair of boxers. My eyes lit up (underwear is on my Make 9 2019 list and boxers would be a great way of getting started!) and…

A Suki Photoshoot

Hi folks, it finally feels like spring is just around the corner, but I have one more big wintery thing to show you before the seasons change too much. Before that though, first let me show you the results of a wee photo shoot mum and I did to show off the dressing gown I…

Handmade Christmas – Suki x2

Review of Christmas presents: Mum and Mhairi, please don’t read! After making my own Suki Kimono, I wrote about how my mum deserved one. She has borrowed my Dad’s dressing gown after her bath for as long as I can remember, but I know she’d really enjoy having one for herself. I can’t quite remember…

Christmas Crafting

A handmade Christmas, what could be better? Well, if you give yourself a little bit more time than I gave myself it might be different, but as it was, I did rather challenge myself with the amount of work I created for myself in December! Of course, for most of these things I knew what…