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…

Off-Piste – Snowboarding in Austria

*** Check out your chance to win a vintage sewing pattern – Here! *** I’m going a little ‘off-piste’ today but I couldn’t let our snowboarding trip go by without sharing some photos. I’ve had one of those afternoons dreaming of snowier days and wishing myself back on holiday so there’s nothing like admiring our photos, whilst planning the next trip!  So here’s a snapshot … Continue reading Off-Piste – Snowboarding in Austria

Stash Busting – Fabric Gift Wrap

Check out your chance to win a vintage sewing pattern – Here! 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 … Continue reading Stash Busting – Fabric Gift Wrap