Blog Hop Time

Many thanks to Jamie from and Amanda from who both nominated me for similar blog hops this week. Jamie, who hails from the US, sews and sells her own stunning children’s clothes. Amanda, much nearer over in Leeds, has been sewing since she was seven and uses the most beautiful fabrics to create her lovely, homemade wardrobe. Thank you ladies!

The aim of the blog hop is for bloggers to get to know each other a little better. So, without further ado, here are my answers…


Why do I write?

Quite simply because I got bored of my husband’s seriously, non-plussed reactions to my creations! Seriously, a girl needs more than a cursory ‘lovely darling!’ 

I don’t know anyone else who sews in ‘real’ life, so blogging seemed the perfect way of connecting with other like-minded people 🙂 And it has been truly lovely to chat with so many generously-minded and inspiring sewers out there 🙂

What am currently working on?

I’ve just finishing reworking an unloved Elisalex, that didn’t quite work out first time around, and has been languishing in my wardrobe ever since. It’s still not my finest moment, but it’s certainly looking a lot better.

How does it differ from others of its genre?

This is definitely the hardest of these questions to answer! I’m really not convinced that it is that different from others of its kind. I guess every blog has a little of its writer’s personality in it, so maybe that’s as near as I can get to answering this one…

How does my writing process work?

I vaguely plan a couple of posts in my head for the following week. I draft one post at a time, always revisiting the next day, to reduce the waffle. I always write far too much, so I find this process to be really useful to ensure my posts are clear and as waffle-free as I can manage.

The hardest part is always getting the photographs taken. I sacked my lack-lustre husband a while ago, as being pretty tall, he insisted on shooting down, thus ensuring I always looked ridiculously short and stumpy. My two children are much more forgiving, but amuse themselves no end snapping away when I’m least ready…


I’d like to pass the baton on to Beth of who squeezes her sewing into the evenings once her two daughters are in bed. She’s currently and admirably taking part in Sew Selflessly and her posts always make me smile.

My second shout out goes to Kyla, over in Wyoming, who blogs at, about crafting, her two dogs and her role as a pharmacist for the US airforce. Her weekly Sunday Sew posts are full of sewing inspiration.