• Lifestyle

    A wardrobe edit – the autumn edition…

    Since it’s officially October now I thought it was about high time that I put a few hours aside to pack away all of my spring/summer clothes and get out all of my autumn/winter clothes.  We don’t have a lot of clothes storage in our bedroom so I tend to do a seasonal switch over rather than keep everything out.  I think this helps to see what I actually have to wear that’s appropriate for the seasons too. So one grey morning in October I decided I would use the day to have a good old fashioned sort out.  I got literally EVERYTHING out of all of my wardrobes, drawers…

  • You Tube,  Uncategorized

    VLOG – What I’ve been making during October and November…

    Hi everyone – I hope you enjoy this video all about everything I’ve been sewing and knitting during October and November. Apologies that there were some issues with the camera focussing in some parts of the video. Everything I think might be useful is linked in the description of the video but of course if you have any questions do feel free to ask. Thanks so much for watching! Sally x

  • You Tube

    VLOG – A day/week in my life running my small handmade business…

    Hello everyone – welcome to my first ‘day/week in my life’ video running my small handmade business Poppy & Primrose. I hope you enjoy this different style of video I really enjoyed making it. I’ve listed anything I talk about in the video that might be of interest below. If you do like the video I’d love it if you could give it a thumbs up so that I know whether similar videos might be interesting. I’d also love it if you pop me a comment below and tell me what you’ve been up to this week. As always, thank you so much for watching and if you’re already a…

  • You Tube

    VLOG – How to – Sew a little girls jersey dress

    Today I’m sewing a jersey dress for my daughter using a T shirt pattern I already have and adding a gathered skirt. I talk about how I plan to resize the pattern pieces to adapt them to make a dress, fitting the jersey neckband and how to measure the skirt depending on how much gather you like. Thank you so much for watching. If you have any questions about the making process do let me know in the comments below. If you haven’t already subscribed to my channel I’d love you to consider subscribing for more sewing and making content. My normal upload day is a Saturday morning. Lots of…

  • Pattern Hacks

    Friday Pattern Company Sagebrush Top and Fibre Mood Norma Blouse Mash Up

    The idea… The Sagebrush Top by Friday Pattern Company has been on my ‘to make’ list for a little while now but with autumn and the colder months coming up I wondered how much wear I’d get out of it if I made it with the short, possibly cardigan unfriendly sleeve.  So I started to think of ways I could adapt the pattern slightly to add a longer sleeve instead and that’s when the Fibre Mood Norma Blouse came to mind. I absolutely love the Fibre Mood Norma blouse too and it’s another one that’s been on my list for a while but I’d not yet got around to trying. …

  • Lifestyle

    Ten things I’ve loved about September…

    One – Getting back to a routine… At the beginning of September we found ourselves thrown back into school days and although we were nervous at first about how we’d all cope (by we I mainly mean me, because I’ll happily admit to loving the extra time with the kids during lockdown) it has proved to be a good thing for us all that we’re finally back into some sort of ‘normal’ routine and I’ve felt much more productive for it. Two – Conker collecting… Every year since my children were little we’ve gone down to the river that runs through our town in September to collect conkers and I’m…