all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

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

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

Machine Embroidery

Whilst i have previously used some of my machine’s decorative stitches, i haven’t set out to use machine embroidery ‘in anger’ before. I haven’t intended to say ‘Hey, look at … Continue reading

January 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

Embroidery – new skill

The idea to do some embroidery came about when i stumbled upon an online craft fair one day. It was in Yorkshire; probably 150 miles from home, and yet i … Continue reading

December 22, 2020 · Leave a comment