About Me

  (I'm on a see-saw)

Thanks for visiting my blog! This has been my small corner of the internet since June 2010, when I started a blog after a bit of thought and a glass of wine.

I have been sewing since January 2010, when I took a beginners' sewing class at a local college. I fell in love with vintage patterns and independent pattern companies soon after, and have been sewing avidly ever since. Although I began with a love of 1950s pattern and their enticing illustrations of elegant ladies, I have more recently settled on the 1970s as a favourite era. No one is more surprised than me about this, but I have been developing an eye for a pretty yet practical garment and this decade has them in spades. I have learned so much from sewing blogs but still have plenty to learn and hope to one day crack the perfect fit.

I have been knitting avidly since about 2006 when I began knitting again after learning at Primary School. Although I love the look of vintage knitting patterns I prefer to knit modern patterns, particularly those written by knitters rather than pattern companies as I find them so much more user friendly. I can crochet a bit but haven't devoted enough time to it, maybe one day soon I will. I have made one quilt and would like to make more, not least as a way to tame my ever-increasing selection of scrap material.

The other aspect of my blog is sharing charity shop finds. I'm bored and disillusioned with high street shopping and enjoy spending time on charity shop hunts for clothing, sewing supplies and general bric a brac. I am a bit more restrained these days than in the past - no more crockery unless it matches what I already have!

I live in Glasgow, Scotland and am married with a baby daughter. I have 2 cats, who love to interfere with my craft projects.