all my own work by ann

Sewing and textiles with Ann

Santa’s workshop 2017

Do you feel obliged to make presents, because you can? I do. It means that Christmas costs me far less than it might cost other people, at least in terms … Continue reading

December 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maker’s Atelier Book Bag

I have decided that this design in The Essential Collection book, is worthy of its own post. As I write this, I have made 5 1/2! In fact, I have run … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

My vintage make

To be clear, in no way am I writing this post to say ‘Hey, I made a felt ball’ I did make a felt ball, from a vintage pattern book. … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

Simple Sew Sophie Skirts

I won’t be making this pattern again. After 2 re-makes, I have finished a Christmas present just in time for Mother’s Day. The remit was for a summer weight skirt … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Son of Earl FitzWilliam

Meet Junior Earl Fitzwilliam. Wasn’t #SewBrum a great day out? Thanks so much to Charlotte for organising it. I took part in the Merit Badge swap; an interesting way of … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ancient creatures

Meet Earl Fitzwilliam! He’s probably about 35 years old and lives in Leeds. Originally he lived in Sheffield, on top of a cupboard at Sheffield City College, so that he … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Back to work shirt

Yes, this is another shirt, finished just in time to go back to work. It is from Katherine Tilton’s Butterick 6062, which I chose because I had read some good reviews. And … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment