Ten reasons why stitching is good for us slow living stitching Jan 22, 2021

During the Pandemic people have reported a sense of depletion. Not quite...

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How to stitch a Hana Fukin stitching tutorials Jan 13, 2021

Hana Fukins are a fun way to practice learning sashiko stitches because they...

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Word of the year: Simplify slow living Jan 08, 2021

2021 is my year to simplify. 

I have been reading Deepak Chopra’s...

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Last minute gift ideas that are quick to make: DIY Brooches, Patches and Ornaments diy stitching Dec 17, 2020

With a little more than a week to go before Christmas there's always one or...

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Zero waste wrapping and other ideas for the festive season diy low- and zero-waste Dec 10, 2020

Each year I try to minimize the amount of waste I create at Christmas by...

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What is a Hana Fukin? stitching Dec 02, 2020

Hana fukin - (literally ‘kitchen cloth or flower cloth’) are...

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Handmade Sashiko Holiday Gift Ideas diy stitching Nov 26, 2020

What does a handmade Christmas look like?

This year I will be celebrating the...

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DIY - Tote bag from upcycled jeans with sashiko pocket diy stitching upcycling Nov 20, 2020

If you have been following along, you have seen me recycle an old pair of...

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DIY - The best face mask for glasses diy stitching upcycling Nov 12, 2020

With the ongoing Covid pandemic, wearing a face mask in public spaces...

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How to make a pot holder with recycled jeans and Boro stitching stitching tutorials upcycling Nov 06, 2020

Last week I put together a list of fun things I would make recycling an old...

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Eight ways to upcycle old jeans stitching upcycling Oct 30, 2020

Sadly, one of my favourite pairs of jeans has reached the point of no return....

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The three additional benefits you get with Sashiko stitching slow living stitching Aug 19, 2020

 You may be familiar with the beautiful geometric patterns of sashiko...

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