A Bonnie Beret // Wool and the Gang

Berets are just one of those items that every few years or so I find really appealing. I’ve owned my fair share over the years. In fact I think I could dig out at least 3 from the back of my cupboard right now all with varying degrees of wear. I usually have a few […]

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The Lila Hoodie // Vikisews

The love of loungewear continues here at Self Assembly Required HQ. There doesn’t seem to be much point making anything else right now! 😂 My latest loungewear pattern of choice is the Lila hoodie from Russian pattern company Vikisews. A couple of times a year they have a huge sale with 40% off patterns and […]

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The Perth Cardigan // Good Night, Day

Knitting really has been a bit of a saviour this past 10 months. It’s kept my fingers and brain occupied through some crazy times! One of my favourite yarns to knit with at the moment are super bulky/ chunky yarns – the speed at which this stuff knits up is just pure joy! My relatively […]

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7 crafts to try in 2021

A new year always seems to be a great time to pick up a new hobby. I know I’m always on the lookout for the next thing to try! I’ve compiled a list of 7 crafts that I’m excited about trying out and exploring further this year. Why not check out this list and see […]

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The Perfect Pinafore // Self Draft

You’d think a grown woman would have moved on from a pinafore dress but not me! It’s been years since my first Tilly and the Buttons Cleo and I’m still obsessed! I’ve tried plenty of different ones over the years – the Fleur, the Rickey, the Bobbi, the Utu – and loved each of them […]

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Goodbye 2020, hello 2021!

Well what can be said apart from that 2020 was probably the weirdest year we’ve ever had? From Brexit to COVID and scary toilet roll shortages, it’s been a particularly tumultuous year for most of us. Despite that, I thought I’d run through my highlights of 2020 as I don’t think it was all awful! […]

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5 Last Minute Xmas Gifts to Craft

Let’s face it, there’s always a last minute Christmas present hat needs sorting. That aunt/ cousin/ sibling/ coworker that you meant to buy something for but may have forgotten about… But with some quick crafting skills, there’s always something you can make! 1. Sew a scarf Yup I said sew a scarf not knit one! […]

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A Hannah/ Myosotis mash-up!

AD – gifted fabric It’s been a while since my last post! I’ve been busy beavering away on some Xmas gifts which has meant less to share with you guys here! I did manage to squeeze in time to make myself a festive new dress in time for Christmas though! I was offered my choice […]

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