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Make do and mend with Oh Sew Kitty

Lace-making

  My first attempts at lace-making using a contemporary red colour. It’s a very therapeutic craft for those who like detail, being meticulous and disciplined. I do think that like … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

First attempts at patchwork

I decided it was about time I did something about my growing stash of fabrics and did some patchwork. It was quite involved but enjoyable nevertheless. I’d recommend the nine … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Natural Beauty

This lovely little flower would normally go unnoticed but set against a backdrop of snow it really looks rather stunning. Not content with capturing this charming little flower on greetings … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Love is in the air

I love exploring, particularly off the beaten track. I stumbled upon this heart-shaped grass whilst walking, by a loch on the West Coast of Scotland. Love it! In fact I love … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scrap decor

Scraps of fabric with matching ribbon were used to decorate mini egg boxes. The hand-painted egg-cup matches rather nicely, don’t you think?

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Alternative mini-bunting

  Hang the bunting out; the sun has made an appearance!   Red, white and blue, we all love you!   Hand-knitted bunting trimmed with ribbon and buttons.

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s all sewn up

                                                An old jumbo cord bed-spread, cut into strips and then knitted.   French knitting used to great 3-D effect.                                                          Hand-knitted patch-work blanket. A true labour of love!

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Gorgeous Gingham

Gingham is a favourite fabric. For me it evokes childhood memories of freshly washed and pressed curtains, keeping to straight lines in sewing classes and a general sense of order … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brighton Etsy Blog Hop

Hi! I’ve been nominated by some lovely person from the Brighton Etsy Team to answer some questions about what inspired me to open my Etsy shop, what my goals are … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

My Make do and Mend journey

My Make do and Mend journey What started out as a passing interest in the idea of making do and mending took on a life of it’s own over the … Continue reading

May 17, 2014 · Leave a comment