White Santa Sack Personalised

This morning’s sewing. White linen Santa Sack with red gingham ruffle, red felt applique lettering and silver bells. “Made especially for Chloe by a Christmas Elf”. Working with white is difficult and you have to be so careful to work ‘clean’. Now it’s finished I dare have a coffee! White linen available with other fabric ruffles on the website, Facebook shop and Etsy

White linen Santa Sack personalised

Firefighter small world

This is a very simple set up in the tuff spot for Firemen. In the create area the children made a very simple house out of the resources available then added shreaded crepe paper. An assorted collection of small world fire engines and men and we are ready to put out the house fire


Oil Cloth teacher aprons

*NEW PRODUCT* I was asked if I would make my teacher aprons in plastic coated fabric making them wipe able and suitable for outdoors (PVC or oil cloth). I’ve enjoyed learning new skills and evolving the pattern from my fabric ones to create them. 5 pockets-large pocket fits up to 10″ tablet or A5 notebook.1 deep pocket for ruler or adult scissors, 2 pen pockets,1 medium pocket. Carabina for keys/fobs. I’m offering these first 3 ready to post sample aprons at the reduced price of £12 including postage- Foxes, Birds or Dragonflies. If you like them please share

Outdoor provision in the heat

We all agree its important to protect the children in our care what ever the weather of temperature. Providing engaging activities under shade is a good start. Here’s a few teapots with a bucket of water and a box of value teabags ready to go in the shade of a parasol. 11412100_1014746705203531_632099834899647981_n

Black banana muffins-Great recipe for children

Black bananas equals fresh out of the oven banana and chocolate chip muffins. Really easy to make with children.
Recipe: Take 2 bowls.
In bowl one stir together 280g plain flour, 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of Soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder.
In bowl two peel and mash with a potato masher 3 large/4 small banana (kids love this bit). Add 110g sugar, 1 egg, 3 fl oz of corn oil (Mazola in the cooking oil section) and 2.fl oz milk and mix.
Add the ‘wet’ bowl to the ‘dry’ bowl and briefly mix until flour goes. At the last mix stir in small bag of chocolate chips or 60gr walnuts. Makes 11 muffins.
Bake at 190-200 for 20-25 minutes
black banana muffins


My most hardwearing fabric is….


Restocking continues with the return of another old favourite and best seller. My most hardwearing fabric-corduroy. This is a VERY bright red and looks stunning when made with personalised gingham lettering. Photos show red gingham lettering but this red looks good with royal blue or lime green gingham. I can do any colour gingham and the denim bags did look good with multi-coloured ginghams. A good chance to co-ordinate with a school colour scheme.

lily dance bag-red corduroy red corduroy personalised school bag-mary red cord school pump bag

Classic choice of red white and blue

Two orders for the same fabric and lettering choices from different fanilies. This transport fabric has been very popular as I knew it would be. Blue red and white always a classic choice in what ever form and with the interest element of cars and lorry was always going to do well.

transport pump bags sacks-n-stories

Red and Navy Bag

I’m feeling the half and half bags at the moment and want others to see what great bags they make. When this Navy with red flowers was a full bag I loved it. Only this small piece left so I’ve teamed it with plain bright red. Only the one so I’ve put it on sale for £8. I’m sure whoever buys it will not be disappointed.

SAM_2482 blue with red flowers