all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

More lampshades

Further to my first attempt to make lampshades….. I’ve managed to make some more. The spare bedroom now has matching travel themed shades, and i accidentally stumbled on some fabric … Continue reading

March 30, 2021 · Leave a comment

TMA waist coat – some ‘free’ sewing

I am still aiming to both fill my time and to use patterns that i already own; i unexpectedly found myself making The Maker’s Atelier (TMA) waist coat, which appeared … Continue reading

March 28, 2021 · Leave a comment

I want a new jumper

Are you a bit fed up of wearing the same clothes day in day out? Nice warm stay at home clothes. Having worked at home for 14 years before retiring, … Continue reading

March 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

Prima pattern – Green corduroy skirt

Continuing my objective to use patterns that i already own, i decided to use a pattern from Prima magazine, to make a corduroy skirt. To be honest, i don’t really … Continue reading

March 13, 2021 · 2 Comments


Thanks to a friend who suggested that i should watched the BBC Get Creative series, i have made the first of a few lampshades. In the programme they appliqued and … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Re-fashioning with embroidery

All very trendy! But what else is there to do? After a year of being at home, mainly on my own, i think i am doing incredibly well dreaming up … Continue reading

March 3, 2021 · 2 Comments