Project Roundup

I’ve started the slow process of making the furniture in Needle & Thread darker, to match the chest of drawers for the sewing patterns. These will be shelves, to go on the wall near the counter. I plan to have this fancy design painted onto the sides, so it looks nice and leafy and whimsical.…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Sarah’s Birthday

It’s Sarah’s birthday today, so as it is still raining outside, her friends have planned an indoor celebration. Petra went over early to set up a bit, and give gifts before the chaos comes. P: “So, this is from Tiffany, because she’s helping Hazel with the cake,” S: “Where did she get this? We haven’t…… Continue reading Sarah’s Birthday

Easter Biscuits

The girls decided this Easter to have a picnic on Sarah’s living room floor, complete with goodies from Fierro’s. S: “Do we each get a bag?” H: “Yes, there’s a bag for each of you!” Hazel made these Easter biscuits specially – the egg-shaped ones are plain shortbread, and the chick faces are dark chocolate.…… Continue reading Easter Biscuits

Jacket Renovation

Do you remember Sarah’s khaki jacket that I made ages ago? Well, I like to think my outerwear-making skills have improved somewhat…. So, here is the new-and-improved version! I kept as much as I could of the original jacket, which includes the sleeves (because that embroidery was difficult). Unfortunately, I did have to re-make the…… Continue reading Jacket Renovation

Project Roundup

Well, necessity has dictated that I make myself some more masks. It was loads of fun digging through my scraps to find some interesting prints – and a good opportunity to use up some smaller scraps of larger projects. I’ve also been making some more biscuits for the bakery…. ….and Hazel’s been wearing the same…… Continue reading Project Roundup

Christmas Cheer

The sun has finally emerged in Sarah’s corner of the world, and she and her friends spent the morning putting up Christmas decorations. P: Do you need help with yours? T: I already finished them! But thanks, P. (Let’s agree to ignore that the window display is still a winter one. I think that’s a…… Continue reading Christmas Cheer

Project Roundup

Well, firstly, I decided to re-make the white chairs in Fierro’s, because the ones I originally made were not stable at all. These new ones are waiting for a few more support toothpicks and then they will be painted to match the pieces I salvaged from the old ones. My second pair of Simplicity 8457’s…… Continue reading Project Roundup