Hi, I’m Abby! When I first started this blog back in 2011, I called it ‘Things for Boys’ because it was all about the clothing I made for my boys and the goodies I cooked for the hubby. These days I don’t sew as much for the boys as they are getting pickier about what they like. I tend to sew for myself more these days, so you will find plenty of handmades still on the blog. I’ve taken up quilting recently so you will also find quilts popping up on the blog more regularly.
I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. I started off like many other crafty kids, making clothes for my Barbie dolls. Gosh, that was more than 20 years ago now! Knitting is a more newly acquired skill, but with several amazing knitters in the family, it was something I thought must be a subconscious skill, so I set out to teach myself. Check out my Knitting 101 series if you’d like to give it a go too. I also like challenging myself and will try out new crafts or DIY projects on a whim. Quilting is my newest superpower… you can take a look at my Quilting Projects here. You can browse my Project Index here and take a look at my Tutorials here. I’ve recently branched out into designing patterns, some free, some to purchase, which you can find in my Shop.
I love cooking for family and friends… it really brings everyone together! I could never say no to a sweet treat, and you’ll find a lot of them on the blog. As a big advocate for baby led weaning, you’ll find a lot of kid friendly recipes on the blog. And because some days you just need a special libation to relax with, you’ll find the odd cocktail too. You can find all my Recipes here.
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