Making my first traveler’s notebook

Update: You can see this notebook in my video on YouTube. I came across the “traveler’s notebook” style notebooks online recently. They seem very convenient for a number of reasons, mainly their modularity. Such a traveler’s notebook (TN) consists of an outer cover/shell, often made from thick leather, which is filled with individual notebooks that… Continue reading Making my first traveler’s notebook

Princess dress

I made a Princess dress for a 5-year old. I didn’t use a pattern, I just cut out the fabric pieces by eye and used a measuring tape to ensure I was making the dress to the right dimensions. Sorry, no in-progress pictures! It was a fair bit of work but not that hard as… Continue reading Princess dress

Inspired – The art of making historical fashion

I recently visited the Bankfield museum in Halifax. They have several permanent exhibitions as well as some temporary exhibitions. They now have ‘Inspired – The art of making historical fashion’ on until the 21st of December 2024: This exhibition covers people who make historical costumes or costumes inspired by historical costumes, including a maker of… Continue reading Inspired – The art of making historical fashion

Sewing course 2024 (3)

During this week’s sewing class we were shown some techniques and materials for creating applique, reverse applique, and free-motion embroidery. I made this really fun applique artwork (see below for how I made this). It’s for sale in my eBay shop: One material that was shown is dissolvable fabric. It looks like thick cling film,… Continue reading Sewing course 2024 (3)

Paper making (01)

I watched a short clip on Instagram of someone making paper from used/scrap paper, and it looked really easy. I thought: I can do this! So, I took a piece of double corrugated card of approximately 30 x 40 cm and tore it into smaller pieces. I put this in warm water in a small… Continue reading Paper making (01)