Friday, 11 May 2012

Decopatch Monogram Hanging Letters Tutorial

As I promised in this post, here is a full entry dedicated to decopatch. I haven't mentioned on here that I am to be married, even though my wedding is a whole year away I am starting with all my decor now because (A.) I just can't wait and (B.) I like to be organised and (C.) as I am doing it all myself it is going to a while! The theme we are having is rustic red roses hence the red rose paper I will be using and the twine to hang.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Pretty pins!

I know it's pretty lame but i just love my new pin wheels! Can't wait for a project to start using them. Only 99p each as well, what a bargain. Here is the link to buy.

Yasmin - Elizabeth

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ruffle tie skirt with appliqué tee

My sewing project of the week is complete! Little outfit for my adopted cousin Lily.

Pattern courtesy of Viola Lee

Yasmin - Elizabeth

Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts event

Yesterday was such a good day! Went to the ICHF event Creativestitches & Hobbycrafts at Aintree. Me and a lot of older people it seems young people don't craft or sew anymore!? There was a wide variety of supplies for stitching, dressmaking, beading, knitting, papercrafts, jewellery making, beading, stamping and embossing as well as workshops. Here are my goodies from the day - 
Fabrics - the orange one is simply beautiful with floral embroidery .
Ribbon and Giant buttons, who wouldn't want or need giant buttons!?

super cute babies/children sewing patterns

My personal fave has to the Decopatch goodies, the letters are for the wedding reception and the paper is a beautiful red rose design. I will dedicate a full post to how I get on with it but for now here is a link to the website to see what beautiful creations you can make - DECOPATCH.

The workshops were so inspiring, the people just made it look effortless. I (tried) made ribbon roses, used a foil machine (they are amazing for handmade invitations), learnt how to decopatch and watched how with a stencil, soap and glitter you can make the most beautiful designs.

Look out for the Decopatch post soon!

Yasmin - Elizabeth

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Enterprise course

I began a course this week called the enterprise course with the Prince's Trust, It's basically a course for young people wanting to start up their own business. I have learnt so much in the past 2 days, 2 more to go! Hopefully by the end of it (the not revealing the name till i buy the domain) boutique will not only be a dream but a likely reality!


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Tutorial // Oversized lined reversible Tote bag

When I asked my mum what she wanted for Mother's day her reply was a holiday bag this post will demonstrate how I created the bag.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

My Princess Jasmine costume

Here is the princess jasmine costume I made for the pirates & princess' party. I will do a more detailed post about how I did it soon.

Yasmin ~ Elizabeth

Thursday, 23 February 2012

DIY tutorial for Easy boys pirate costume (under £7)

Me an my little boy are going to a Pirates & Princess' party this weekend, very exciting! This post will be about how I created his costume and I will do another post about how I did my Princess Jasmine costume (yes i am getting dressed up to!!!)

Please note when I say under £7 It is because I tried to use what I already had as much as possible. I bought the red t-shirt, stripey tights and skull patch from ebay which came to £6.50 the rest of the stuff I already had and you probably will to!

my little pirate

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Pillowcase dress/ bloomers/ drawstring bag

I've been a busy bee this week sewing a little outfit for my niece's Birthday, she is the big 2 today!

Pillowcase dress

green gingham bloomers with matching ruffle headband

drawstring gift bag to present the outfit in
Probably can't see from the picture but the floral fabric has green flowers on, so the bloomers compliment the dress very well. I will definitely be making more baby/toddler outfits! Really enjoyed this project and i'm really pleased with the outcome.

Yasmin - Elizabeth

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Fabric finds!

Was delighted to find these 3 fabrics in a charity store yesterday got them all for £4! Hmmm what to do with them!!


Madeleine mini bloomers

So this was on one of my first projects on my new sewing machine! Really pleased with how they turned out, can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can start wearing them! I used the free pattern from


Been a while...

Apologies for long absence, been having major Macbook issues and had a very hectic Christmas/New year!! But i'm back with a brand new sewing machine and this gorgeous book from Liberty with lots of beautiful sewing projects, Can't wait to get started on some and share with you all.