Friday Fancies

Hi there, happy Friday!

Here are a few more of my current favourite stitching/crafty/gorgeous things for your delight.

Victory Patterns Hazel dress. 

This is going to be my next sewing project, I have the pattern all printed out and taped together, ready for hopefully cutting out this evening.  I’ll be making mainly in one fabric, a grey and navy striped jersey, with probably a band of plain navy jersey at the waist and cuffs. 
My current knitting WIP. 

I can’t share any more of it than this at the moment, until it’s appeared in Karen’s WIP Pitch over at Did You Make That.  I’m nearly finished with it though, so you should see some more information on it soon-ish. 
This tutorial over at Sew Mama Sew on how to make buttonholes, and also this one at A Fashionable Stitch on handworked buttonholes.  For some reason I have an irrational fear of buttonholes, hopefully these tutorials will help me overcome it.
Chocolate Guinness cake from this recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery. 

I've made mine in a loaf tin. This stuff is absolutely divine!
Gorgeous lace detailing. I'd love this on a tweed dress.

Have a lovely weekend.  I'm off to Norfolk on Sunday for a few days, keep you fingers crossed for decent weather for me!


  1. Thanks for the link - I'm going to have to try this cake!

    1. Ooh, do! I've so far given some to my parents and some to my sister, who all agree it is to die for!

  2. i wouldn't have thought to mix lace and tweed, but it's a great contrast! it's now on my far future to-do list: something with lace and tweed

    1. I have it on my to do list too. I've seen several tweed dresses or skirts with lace accents over the past year or so and I definitely want to make my own.


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