Blanket Revisited

Long-time readers may remember this blanket of Sarah’s: I love the colours, but not the construction methods for this one, so I thought this week I’d re-make it into something better. Like this! It’s longer than Sarah’s other miniature blanket, so perfect for covering the entire bed on cold nights. The colours are already suited…… Continue reading Blanket Revisited

How To Build a Storefront (Part 2)

Welcome back to building a storefront with me! (This feels like it should be the introduction of a YouTube video…) Once the signage goes up… …and the windows go in… …the door can be made and glued on. Then it’s just finishing touches, like glass, window and door frames, and a doorknob, and it’s complete!…… Continue reading How To Build a Storefront (Part 2)

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