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“I Made That!” Monday – Grace Dress

I know this is a day late and it’s not Monday, but oh well. Today I want to share something I made over the weekend. It’s a dress! Disclaimer: It doesn’t fit. But that’s not important right?!

Book Review · Books · Picking Stitches

[Picking Stitches – Book Review] Golden Son by Pierce Brown

Before my holiday I read and reviewed Red Rising by Pierce Brown. Three days in and I finished the second in the trilogy, Golden Son, (which feels like forever ago now, let me tell you.) but I’m finally getting around to posting this review! I’ve been so busy I’m behind in my reading challenge, and it was difficult to… Continue reading [Picking Stitches – Book Review] Golden Son by Pierce Brown

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Weekly Small Pleasures – Focus On The Happy Things

This is most definitely not a blog for politics, and I’ll leave those debates for those much more eloquent and better-informed than I. Nevertheless, I’m not going to lie, with the events of the past week unfolding in here in the UK, it’s been hard not to feel a bit of sadness, disappointment and anxiousness for the future. It’s easy… Continue reading Weekly Small Pleasures – Focus On The Happy Things

Bloggy things · Books · Picking Stitches

Summer Reading Challenge!

This post was inspired by one written by Christa over at A Voluptuous Mind. She shared her summer reading list challenge and I thought it was a fab idea. Especially seeing as I already read and finished a book this month already! (That’s not cheating, right? I started it after the 1st!)

Book Review · Books · Picking Stitches

[Picking Stitches – Book Review] Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Not too long ago a friend of mine recommended I read Red Rising, by Pierce Brown. She said it was just my sort of thing and she was completely right. Anyway, onto the details; Spoiler Alert as always, as I’ve just given up trying to review books without giving anything away! Big spoiler here, though… Continue reading [Picking Stitches – Book Review] Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I Made That! Monday · Sewing

“I Made That!” Monday – Chair Cushion Cover

A few weeks ago The Boy and I redecorated our kitchen. I used some pretty tartan-style fabric to make a table runner and matching curtain to hide our bin. I bought a bunch more of this fabric to make (also matching) chair cushion covers!

Re-use, Recycle, Re-purpose · Refashion · Sewing

Refashion: Two Jumpers to Dress

I’ve been going through a phase of trawling charity shops for interesting pieces of clothing I think have got potential to be changed up a little bit into something that really works for me. This post is about one of those things, namely this wintery-patterned woolly jumper: