CSM Part 1



I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Part 1 Haute Couture embroidery course at CSM taught by Elisabeth Roulleau.

Well I had the most amazing time. I can’t believe how much I was able to learn in just a week and I was so lucky to meet wonderful new friends. I really hope I get to do part 2 at some point in the future…

My part 1 project piece… using a number of the new techniques that I learnt over the week, including sequin and bead application, zigzag and vermicelli stitch and sewing cord.

‘the aim is not to start, it is to finish’


Cleo Shawl number 6

Number 6 of the Cleo shawl finally finished! Working through my unfinished projects and getting myself organised!

Really love this colour, its so easy to match with outfits! But I really do think its time I learnt to make another shawl….

Debbie Bliss Rialto 4 ply – 22013


Cleo Shawl pattern from book Simply Crochet by Debbie Bliss


WATG Boogie Basket Party

Fun night catching up with a friend and making these useful WATG boogie baskets. I do love crafting parties!

If you live in London I would certainly recommend looking up parties near you;


First time I have used Jersey yarn and it is great for making home stuff. I am now thinking a colourful girly basket with handles would sit nicely and match all my new folders! Off to search for a yarn deal!

Can’t sleep

Well it was 4am, I just could not sleep and yesterday I did go and buy a load of folders to organise my pattern collection. So I thought I might as well get started and 7 hours later I refreshed my memory on all the bits of paper and pattern books that I have been collecting over the years. Loving my new raindrop folders from paperchase. Even better with the 15% off.



Sparkling Mila improvisation

Well I had no idea how this would turn out and I just knitted along and changed the outward facing pattern and yarn colour whenever I felt like it. I think it looks fun and a bit funky! Both sides are different and it can be worn either way. It looks nice over a pair of jeans or leggings. This was essentially to practise my knitting basics as I am not a very confident knitter. I wanted to have at least 1 knitting project on the go along with my other UFOs (Un Finished ObjectS).

Made using Louisa Harding sparkly Mila yarn x2 of the pink and x 2.5 of the lavender. I crocheted an edge on the sleeve and the bottom of the tunic. This just helped give the edges a neater finish.


Knitting next?

Starting to feel a little more confident with my knitting so maybe onto something slightly more challenging soon. I keep looking at the Marie Wallin Fairisle club but I won’t be good enough this year. But that is my knitting achievement goal for the future as her designs are so beautiful and I would love to make one of the club blankets. Check out this year’s on her site. It’s stunning!





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