Monthly Round Up #1

Today I’m changing things up a little with a short update on what’s been going on at a Self Assembly Required HQ! In the news… I’ve uploaded my first vlog! Check it out on YouTube here. It’s just a short intro video (and I don’t think it’s very good 😂!). I wanted to get something […]

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2018 is a year for new things!

I’ve been feeling in a bit of a creative rut lately. Don’t get me wrong, I still love sewing and doing all the pattern testing and reviews I’ve been doing but I feel like I need to change it up! It’s times like this that I miss my pottery class that I took last year. […]

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The I AM Juliette Blouse

So I’m back again with a new make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network! I chose the Juliette blouse from I AM Patterns. It’s a simple boxy blouse with cute little collar, short sleeves and a button up back. It only uses a metre of fabric so it’s the perfect make for when you’ve got that little […]

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Reflecting back on 2017 – what a year!

2017 has just passed by in a blur! I felt like I was constantly wondering where all the time had gone. Days and months seemed to just disappear! Where did it all go??! I thought I’d do a little round up of my year today. I wanted to step back and appreciate what I’ve actually […]

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Christmas present reveal!

This year I decided to make most of my sewing skills and tried to make my Christmas presents! Of course I left it way too late and spent the last couple of weeks frantically sewing to make up for it! I definitely fell short of my plans so I had to do a little bit […]

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Winter Coat plans!

Every year I plan to make a coat and I usually put it off and off until it’s summer again and by then I don’t want to be sewing winter wear! I’ve managed to make one so far (see it here) but that does unfortunately mean that I’ve still got piles of unmade coat patterns […]

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The Refashioners 2017 – Suits You!

I was really chuffed when Portia Lawrie from the Makery blog asked me to be in the blogger line up for this years Refashioners series. I had avidly followed last years #jeanius themed blog tour and community challenge on Instagram and loved how creative and innovative everyone was! That being said, when I learned what […]

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Learning Shibori with Rob at Fabrications

[warning: sponsored content!] A few weeks ago I was approached by Obby, a new site for people looking for creative courses and workshops, with an offer to try out their site and a workshop! I love learning new things so I jumped at the opportunity! I spent a while trawling through the options on the […]

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