Sewing Sunday: Tartan Square Circle Skirt (Fail)

Sewing Sunday: Tartan Square Circle Skirt

So, this isn’t what I intended to post for this week’s Sewing Sunday post. I’ve worked six days this week – how some people manage to work full time, make clothes and blog regularly is absolutely beyond me – so I just haven’t had time to finish writing about anything I mentioned in my update post a few weeks ago. Therefore, I’m sharing a sewing fail with you all. Read on to find out what went wrong!

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The Update Post

The Update Post | Poppy alla Norma

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been nearly six months since I last posted on here! For those of you who don’t remember me, I’m Poppy and I’m back after an unplanned blogging hiatus. You must be wondering what has kept me so busy that I haven’t been posting, right? Well, prepare to find out…

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Beauty Products I Regret Buying

Beauty Products I Regret Buying

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot of great beauty blogs in the hopes of getting back into writing about make-up. My favourite posts are always about regretted purchases since I find those the most useful when I’m considering whether or not to buy a product, and there’s nowt better than reading a good rant! So I thought I’d have a go at writing my own but be warned; this is a picture-heavy post and it may load slowly on mobile devices. It’s worth the wait, I promise!

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Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

Sewing Sunday: Tripping Balls Seamwork Mesa

After the failure that was my Astoria top, I was eager to try my hand at sewing with knits again, simply to prove to myself that I could make something half-decent if I really tried. I wanted something relatively simple, with as few details that could go wrong as possible. Enter the Seamwork Mesa, with its simple silhouette and perfect blank canvas to show off some wacky prints.

I have to be honest and say that I thought this would be easier to sew than it was, and I was not anticipating the fit issues I ended up having with it. Nevertheless, I persevered and ended up with something I’ll be proud to wear in public, so that’s a major improvement from last time! It isn’t by any means perfect, and the seams look a little messy on the inside, but I am still so happy with it.


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Restaurant Review: Handmade Burger Co., Hull

Handmade Burger Co., St. Stephen's Shopping Centre, Hull

I love a good veggie burger. Unfortunately, the majority of veggie burgers I get served when eating out are not exactly what I’d call good. A bland vegetable patty, usually overloaded with mushy sweetcorn, served on a limp bread bun with a meagre sprinkling of salad. It’s uninspired, dull, and so not what vegetarian food is all about!

Thankfully, the Handmade Burger Co. know what they’re doing when it comes to proper vegetarian burgers. They have seven different vegetarian burger options, four of which are vegan, and two of which I can reliably confirm are absolutely delicious.

The veggie burgers are normally priced between £6.95 and £7.65 in Hull, making them pretty reasonable value for money. However, the Handmade Burger Co. are currently offering 50% off vegan food until January 31st, in aid of Veganuary. That knocks the prices of the four vegan burgers down to less than £4 each. I felt obliged to indulge!

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