all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Smocking

Clearly it’s a dying skill, because spell-checks have all sorts of trouble with the word! Thanks yet again to the Maker’s Atelier magazine (Summer 21) for inspiration for this project. … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Me Made May – how it went

My objective this year was to try to wear garments that i have made post March 20, some of which have had very little wear since being made. My initial … Continue reading

June 5, 2021 · 1 Comment

The menagerie

I blogged about this once before – the Felt Toys book, originally published in 1931, my version being from 1959, the year that i was born. I was looking for … Continue reading

May 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Me Made May 21

I don’t take part in many sewing events, but i always look forward to Me Made May. I suppose you can make what you want of Me Made May – … Continue reading

April 29, 2021 · 1 Comment

The Maker’s Top

I succumbed. I bought a new pattern; published only last week, and my first version is already made. I wanted to do some sewing over the Easter weekend. The pattern … Continue reading

April 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

Lampshade(s)

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