Hello, I’m Helen

I started my sewing journey when I was younger but never took it seriously until I stumbled upon it in college. From college I decided it was something I wanted to do more of and so I went off to University.

There I studied a Historical and Performance costume for stage and screen course. Now I wanted to start a blog to share my knowledge and learn new skills along the way!


Sewing to me includes everything from embroidery, applique, cross stitch and much more!


Crafting is fun as a child or adult or even together. You can use anything you can find using something as simple as a glue gun.


DIY is anything that is taking something from one form into another, wood work or general upcycling.

My Recent Posts!

7 Best Sewing Pattern Storage Ideas

I am terrible for pushing things to one side and letting the mess mount up, the only place I don’t do this is my sewing room. ( The mess gets…

How To Make A Fabric Catchall Tray

Something I do a lot is dump stuff, usually all over my desk and then it takes me a lifetime to tidy up. I easily lose things at the same…

How To Make Christmas Eve Plates With Cricut

Year after year I’ve seen these Christmas plates sold both at Christmas fayres, markets and online and been fascinated in making a personalised one for our nieces and nephews. Sadly,…

DIY Grinch Bauble Step-By-Step Tutorial

I’m not quite sure where I origionally saw these Grinch baubles may be in one of the Crafty Facebook groups, maybe on Pinterest. Either way, I knew it was something…

DIY Teddy Bear Shadow Box

Inspired by something similar I saw at my local Ikea, I decided to make this DIY teddy bear shadow box for my brother, Niall. He’s 22 now, but when he…

The Best Way To Store Fabric Scraps

Though not many people will use up scraps of fabric they can be used for so many different objects. Though having a tidy sewing room can be very important to…

DIY Tin Can Penguin Pencil Holder

Ever wondered what you could make with old tin cans? Items such as fizzy pop cans or bakes beans tins? It is a resource so open to us but it…

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