My nemesis – a fitted blouse

In my last post I showed you a photo of the fitted blouse I have been making since….well all year it seems. I finished it at the end of March but am really disappointed with the fit so it is only now that I am sharing photos as I lost my sewjo a little. I…

March’s round up of craft projects

March hasn’t been that great a month for us.  My beloved cat suffered a blood clot on her spine on the 2nd, my birthday, and lost the feeling in her back legs.  She is, I think, making slow progress, and remains lame in one of her back legs but it has been very emotional and…

March – Work in Progress

A quick round up of what I completed in February and what I hope to do in March.  My focus in February was to complete the two ladies .   They are very different but I have loved doing them both.  I finished Hilda, who became a wee Scottish lady, and you can read about her…

Decoupage Box

Whilst this blog is called Threads and Pins suggesting a focus on sewing, knitting etc I do have an insatiable interest in all sorts of crafts and a desire to learn and experience different techniques. I also love receiving parcels so when you combine post and craft products into a monthly subscription box I am…

Introducing Hilda

I would like to introduce you to Hilda; who is still glowing from her introduction to society at my Embroiderer’s Guild exhibition yesterday. Hilda started life a a ‘witches head’ created at a half day needle felting workshop at our Embroiderer’s Guild summer school. As I said in my last post I loved the workshop…

A tale of two ladies

  Like so many I regularly encounter on social media, I am trying to re-engage with my blogs and others blogs.  I love Instagram but I am beginning to miss the more detailed content that blogs provide.  Luckily Archie The Wonder Dog has come to the rescue and has set up a new monthly meme…

Starfall Quilt

I’ve finished my Starfall Quilt – at last.  Its taken about 2 years to make off and on and is the first quilt I started, although the second one I have finished. Looking back I realise that I really had no idea what I was doing or taking on when I started this quilt.  I…

The Hepburn Top

I’m trying to be modest but I am rather thrilled with the Hepburn Top that I made over Christmas. The reason I am so pleased is firstly, the fabric is cotton jersey which is notoriously difficult, and secondly, I altered the pattern to allow for my more ample bust. The pattern is from Love Sewing…

Finish-A-Long 2019 Q1

I signed up for Finish Along in the last quarter of last year to help me focus and I was chuffed to complete 6 of the 15 projects I had identified to finish.  Many of them just needed a little bit more work such as framing to finish them so it was good to have…

Advent Calendar

I thought it was about time that I posted some progress against my finishalong projects. Coming to the end of November has pushed me to finish the advent calendar. I have had the pre-printed fabric for a while but have procrastinated about it as I couldn’t work out how the pockets would work. It turned…