The Easiest Handmade Secret Santa Gift?

I’m on the fence about Secret Santa gifts. When I was teaching we always did one (and we had to write a poem too). For…

Goodbye 2017: The Year of Change

Happy New Year everyone! Once again the previous year has passed in the blink of an eye and here we are wondering how on earth…

Our First Vegan Christmas

Becoming Vegan In September we made the decision, as a family, to become vegetarian. As we’re a dairy-free household anyway (Phoebe is lactose-intolerant) we’ve become…

Taking Care of your Clothes the Eco-Friendly …

When you sew your own clothes, you put a lot of time and effort into your wardrobe. It makes sense to then care for these…

Making a Cross-Stitched Christmas Tree Brooch

Ages ago, using a tutorial in Mollie Makes, I whipped up a batch of cute little acorn brooches. I still wear them over a year…

Sparkly Gold Disco Shorts – Simplicity 1144

It’s been a funny week here. School was closed on Monday and Tuesday because of the snow, so we had a nice extended weekend. The…

Blogtacular 6 months on… was it worth it?

EDIT: As of 16th March 2018, we still have not received any of the recordings from Blogtacular 2017. They were “nearly ready” back in November…