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71/100: 100 Days of Making

Shibori Vat Friday!

While the indigo vat from the workshop a few weeks ago was still active I decided to dye some pieces of linen to make a long sleeved top now that the weather is (almost) cooling down. The long thin strip is for a band to go around the bottom and the other […]

66/100: 100 Days of Making

Prototyping a new workshop – soft ottoman!

When we first started Ministry of Handmade we had a really popular workshop called the Bean Seat. This new workshop will be an updated version of that… a circular easy-going casual seat that is filled with bean bag beans.

The top for my prototype is the @warwickfabrics turmeric coloured […]

59/100: 100 Days of Making

Aubrey’s Play Tent!!!

Well our little granddaughter is two on Tuesday!!! What a big change she had brought to our world! I finished off this little tent/cubby for her last night. The good old classic A frame tent is always a winner. This has a hardwood frame and a calico cover. In the early days […]

55/100: 100 Days of Making

Spoilt for choice!

Today I have short-listed these patterns so that tonight I can make a start on a pair of wide leg pants using this navy and white paisley rayon. I have quite an extensive collection of patterns…. many I have been given, but also a lot purchased over the years, with some dating […]

29/100: 100 Days of Making

Second Chance Cushion!

This little number is made of totally recycled materials, even the zip! The two orange fabrics are both salvaged from dodgy old TV chairs that I found on kerbsides. All the cushion fabric on both chairs was faded and worn but on both chairs, the piece of fabric that runs vertically down […]

10/100: 100 Days of Making

Who doesn’t love the iconic TV chair? This morning I helped Kate finish off the cushions for her two matching TV chairs. We sat side by side sewing for a few hours, chatting about all sorts of things and drinking tea. I stitched one back cushion cover and Kate stitched the other.

A month or […]