Amazing Women · Interviews · Mental Health · Small Business · Writing

Together We Rise: Forage Botanicals

Here it is (finally): the second instalment of my series. And oh, I’m so excited to share this wonderful lady with you all. I’ve followed Natasha for a few years now, one of those gloriously serendipitous discoveries you make through social media. I found her approach to health and wellbeing so incredibly refreshing. The use… Continue reading Together We Rise: Forage Botanicals

Amazing Women · Body confidence · Interviews · Small Business · Writing

Together We Rise: MUDE THREADS x MyArtistsDiary Collab’ Tote

I am unreasonably excited to share this fabulous collaboration between two artists, Jazz Moodie (Mude Threads) and Pearl Olivia (MyArtistsDiary). I spotted Mude Threads in In The Moment magazine and was struck by the powerful simplicity of her work and message. The interview shocked me, not only because seeing the female form represented in such a beautiful… Continue reading Together We Rise: MUDE THREADS x MyArtistsDiary Collab’ Tote

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Together We Rise – A Series

‘We rise by lifting others’ Robert Ingersoll If you’ve been here a while you’ll know that this blog started as a sideline to my love for (and obsession with) sewing and dressmaking. Despite that being the driving force and subject matter of my writing, I think the point of it has been different all along.… Continue reading Together We Rise – A Series

Amazing Women · Interviews · Mental Health · Small Business · Writing

Bring me all your stories.

Well here I am, flamboyantly swinging open the door to my little blog as if I left a mere moment ago to make a brew. Which was probably my intention. But you know, life intervenes. And that intervening life has changed my approach and the purpose of this little space. For a long time, I’ve… Continue reading Bring me all your stories.

Craft · Dressmaking · Mama and Baby · Sewing · Sewing for Kids

A few recent makes and my maker’s pledge.

I thought I’d do a little round-up of some of the bits and pieces I’ve been making lately. Some of them were just for fun like the self-drafted trousers I made for Lydia and the Agnes I made for myself. All the dressing-up gear was my present to Lydia for her 3rd birthday and I’m… Continue reading A few recent makes and my maker’s pledge.

Body confidence · Craft · Dressmaking · Sewing · Tailoring · Wedding

A dozen welt pockets and the fight against the horror of changing rooms

Last Christmas, my brother asked me to make the waistcoats for his wedding – groom, best man, father of the groom and three ushers. I’d just made one for Dad for Christmas so I figured it would be a walk in the park. Production line sewing at it’s best. Ha, I’m so naive. Add in… Continue reading A dozen welt pockets and the fight against the horror of changing rooms