If the shoe fits…

…actually the shoe didn’t fit [insert crying emoji].

Tie back boots_Needle and Ted_1

I made a boo-boo [insert another crying emoji]. In my haste, I cut out a size 6 (as I’m a UK size 6), but I forgot that the pattern is US sizing [insert one more crying emoji, then get over it].

Tie back boots_Needle and Ted_2

So these Twig and Tale tie-back-boots are not for me as I intended. So who do they fit? Cinderella? Continue reading

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Why make stuff when you can buy stuff?

slipper and bag1

A friend of mine who just doesn’t get the whole handmade thing once said to me, “Wouldn’t it be easier to buy stuff, rather than make stuff?”

My immediate thought was that she was probably right, but I have been giving it some more thought recently and nope, my dear friend, handmade is not only more rewarding, more unique, more personal and sometimes better quality, but also it can be a lot less stressful. Continue reading