I got a Cricut!

That’s pronounced “cricket” by the way. (I know, I know. All I want to do when I see that word is say “cry-cut”… 🤣). I’d been thinking for a while over whether I should purchase a cutting machine. That’s been some serious pondering over the past 6 months in fact! I spent hours researching what […]

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Monthly Roundup #3

April has come and gone so here’s another monthly round up! In the news… – April has been wedding month for me and I’m not even getting married! I totalled it up at 7 outfits that I made for events throughout the month – all for a variety of different people and events. It’s really […]

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Sustainable sewing and Me Made May

I’m sure a lot of you have been hearing all about sustainable sewing at the moment. I know I have! It’s always a vibrant topic during a Fashion Revolution week (which was last week) and has also been the foundation of a new sewing challenge and a podcast or two. It’s not something I often […]

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Monthly Roundup #2

Let’s see how long I can continue this series for! This is what I got up to in March! In the news… • I made it to the Knitting and Stitching show! (Ok to be fair, I waited until the snow had gone so there was no excuse not to!). I went on the Sunday […]

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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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