Monthly Archives: November 2011

Brilliant News!

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

What a week!  I heard that Run Rabbit Run has been nominated for the Carnegie Children’s Book Award.  That was exciting enough but two days later I heard that it had been nominated for the Northern Ireland Children’s Book Award. … Read More


First attempt at the red petticoat

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

The next thing I must do is stitch the hem and put on a waistband.  Of course, I have a sewing machine and so I’ll be cheating a bit.  There were no sewing machines  in the Tudor period.  It must … Read More


Starting the costumes again.

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

Yes, I know I said I was making Tudor outfits.  I know it’s been ages since I made that first undershirt and took it to the school down the lane to see if it was a good size for a … Read More


Cliffdale and Barrowby School, Grantham

Posted on by Barbara Mitchelhill

Last week I went to two wonderful schools. – Barrowby and Cliffdale School near Grantham.  How about this red uniform?  What a fabulous colour!  Plaid skirts, too.   Fina Martinez was there to help me (you can just see her at … Read More