December on Instagram

 

1. Crisp air and blue skies  2. Me in my favourite fluffy coat on a walk in a village near my hometown 3. Some lovely recently purchased vintage sewing goodies 4. My favourite new cat earrings from Catkin Boutique 5. A pretty pink sky 6. A vintage milk jug used to serve the gravy on Christmas Day 7. My Christmas Day table 8. A pre-Christmas hot chocolate and Baileys at the market 9. The latest additions to my fabric stash – leopard print chiffon and flower-embossed scuba

I’ve arrived fashionably late to the Instagram party – some might say too late – having only just got myself a phone with the capability to get involved in it (I know, I’m way behind, especially for a blogger). This will be the first of no doubt many monthly Instagram round-ups. December started off in a blur of Christmas shopping (with a bit of fabric buying thrown in for good measure, naturally) and finished on a rather calm note, with lots of good food, a bit of sewing and a few country walks. Here’s to more of the same in 2015.

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Unusual Sewing Gifts

Finding a gift for a sewing fan can be tricky – after all, chances are they’ll have bought all the really useful kit already. I know I’m certainly not patient enough to wait for birthdays or Christmas for sewing equipment, especially if I need it to get cracking on a specific project. So, when it comes to buying a present for the sewing fanatic in your life, you might need to think outside the box. Luckily, there is no shortage of sewing-related frippery online. Here are a few of my favourites.

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