Saturday, 30 May 2015

Meet Myrtle

One of the first things I treated myself to when I moved in to my flat getting on for 2 years ago was a dressmaking mannequin. My Lovely Mum named her Myrtle; suits her doesn't it?

Here she is modelling an a dress I adapted for a Murder mystery dinner party set in 1942. I picked up the black net embellished with shiny turquoise for the bargain price of £3 a yard in the sale at Divine John Lewis. I was going to make a whole dress, but lack of time meant I got as far as the overskirt and panicked! So I quickly hand sewed it over my only evening dress and added a sash to cover the dodgy stitching!

It's taken me a while, but I've finally got my craft room pretty much sorted now. Well, moving across the country and new jobs can take a bit of getting used to!

My craft room also doubles as a guest room, but I am lucky to have a big enough space to fit all my fabric/felting stashes, my adored sewing machine and all the rest of my crafty bits and bobs

I do pack away the wool tops when I have guests, honest!

I'm especially pleased with my narrow filing cabinet that was I have given a loving home to when I found out it was going to be dumped. I'm planning on painting it in a rainbow of colours; it has 14 drawers, so I will use the  colours of the rainbow twice, in gloss and a shimmery finish

Now all I need to do is to find my scissors so I can crack on with cutting out the fabric for a vintage style pinny for Beloved Son's Spiffing Girlfriend's birthday present!


  1. Nice craft area. Makes a huge difference having an area set aside, doesn't it? I'm loving my new area. Very envious of your Myrtle. One day!

  2. Cheryl, it's worth keeping an eye on eBay... I picked her up for just a tenner locally!

  3. Myrtle suits her beautifully!
    All that black lace.......
    Maggie x

  4. Hi Rae and Hi Myrtle . . . glad to see you are as crafty as ever . . . :) xo