Quick and easy mirror up-cycle.

 I’m a massive lover of car boots.. One mans junk is another mans treasure and all that. A few weeks ago I bagged a bargain with this massive mirror, It was just what I had been looking for size wise (minus the £100+ price tag) and we managed to get it for the grand sum … [Read more…]

Real chicken gravy – 5 easy steps.

Happy Sunday! Here in the Swain house we love Sundays. The door doesn’t get unlocked, pyjamas stay on, the TV shows a constant run of family friendly box sets and films (Modern Family & Harry potter being our favourite), we spend the whole day relaxing, just being, free of any stress that comes from having a busy … [Read more…]

Sewing & securing a seam.

So now i’m going to teach you how to sew a seam. Here’s what you’ll need: -Two small squares of fabric, -Snips -Dressmaking pins -Tape measure. -Sewing machine. -An iron. And here’s what we’ll do: Place both pieces of fabric front to front. I’ve used a one sided patterened fabric to show you this. You … [Read more…]

The Basics (Part two)

  So now we’ve covered materials needed, lets move on to prepping your machine. First up: Maintanace. Extremely important! I have to admit, I am terrible for postponing this until I really have too, mainly because my machine has been on 6+ hours a day for the last year and I just keep putting it … [Read more…]