Pregnancy Conundrums – Things I Wish They Told You

At 20 weeks pregnant, I have come across plenty of conundrums that I don’t have the answers for. Some that I haven’t been able to find answers to when I’ve asked at appointments and others that have crept up on me that I wouldn’t have thought to ask. Obviously, Google is only a couple of taps away but I’ve already lost several hours to Google … Continue reading Pregnancy Conundrums – Things I Wish They Told You

Home – Building Your Own Conservatory

Living in our cottage has been three and a half years spent coming up with clever storage solutions and making the most of every nook and cranny. We have pondered the addition of a conservatory for extra space over the last year and the soon arrival of a third person to the cottage is a perfect reason to get started.   If there’s one thing Sam … Continue reading Home – Building Your Own Conservatory

Travel Review – Ulster Folk Museum 

May last year I visited the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum just outside of Belfast, I can honestly say I have never enjoyed a museum trip more. I was looking at some photos from our trip and thought I just had to share my experience – it’s the perfect day out for vintage lovers and anyone who appreciates architecture and gardens throughout the century’s. Actually, it’s … Continue reading Travel Review – Ulster Folk Museum 

Stash Busting – How to Make a Cable Drum Footstool

Hands up fellow sewers, dressmakers and crafters who else is guilty of a HUGE fabric scrap pile?! In a bid to do my bit in not being wasteful, at the end of each project I dutifully collect any ‘useable’ scraps and scurry them away into my scraps bag… Which is almost bursting to the seams! So I’ve set myself a challenge to use them, one … Continue reading Stash Busting – How to Make a Cable Drum Footstool

And the winner is…

Well, I’m here to announce the lucky winner from my vintage sewing pattern giveaway with The Vintage Pattern Shop. So drumroll please… Well done to… Please email me at traineehousewife@gmail.com and get picking which sewing pattern you would like! I can’t wait to see what you make!  Meanwhile, I’ve made up a second Molly Top. I love it, it’s so simple and quick to make (even … Continue reading And the winner is…