I use vintage patterns, some of which belonged to my grandmother, with today's fabrics and yarns. I take vintage needlework magazines and work from the patterns in them. The magazines date from 1912 through to the fifties, and I try and use the patterns from them as they would have been originally used. Sometimes I will adapt them and make something else. I prefer to specialize with the thirties and forties patterns and occasionally dip my toe into the fifties.

When I feel the need to bring things up to date, sometimes adapting the original vintage patterns. I also design my own patterns so you can make lovely items too.

Friday, 18 January 2013


Lovely warm Teddy Bear to snuggle up to.  
He can be found here 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

1944 Bags again!

I try not to use carriers for shopping anymore, so a few friends had a bag for Christmas.  
I have made some extra shopping bags which are now in my shop.