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2014 – a New Year

It’s a New Year Time for  new loves new laughter new challenges new achievements I look forward to sharing all of mine with you Until next time, happy sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and crafting …....

Merry Christmas

To all my valued and treasured Blogland Friends I wish you a wonderful and wondrous Christmas full of merriment and laughter and joy spent with those you love and cherish and adore.  And let’s not forget the food and drink and pressies ……! Until...

The Great British Sewing Bee – Christmas Special 2013

For those who have taken my sewing classes you will be familiar with my ‘waxing lyrical’ loudly and often over The Great British Sewing Bee.  This fabulous BBC series is a little like Project Runway in format but sooooo much better! It takes...

Dressed in Denim

Everybody has a little denim skirt right?  Everyone except me that is! and so, the solution – make one of course!     I found this lovey denim in Lincraft and bought it at one of their numerous sales – I can’t remember exactly how much...

Sweet Peter Blouse – Make a Garment a Month: December

I have always loved a peter pan collar – a little bit of yesteryear to me.  They always remind me of a gentler time and childhood.  So when I searched my stash (have I previously mentioned that it is a little bit large!) and found the perfect fabric I...

Flowering Vine Credit Card Holder – Free Pattern

It is the time of year when we start to think about our loved ones and friends and what we would like to make them for xmas – unless you are one of  those incredible people who have it all sorted by now! I am always on the lookout for something a little...

Craftsy Black Friday Sales

It’s a Sale!! – until 2nd December 2013 Do you know about Craftsy.com? Those who have been with me a while know that I am a fan of this great crafting community platform. Not only can you share your creations with a like minded appreciative audience, buy...

It’s a Wrap – Make a Garment a Month: November

It was my intention last month to make a wrap around dress for summer. But in the way of the “best laid plans of mice and women ……” it didn’t work out. So I revisited the idea and it became my goal for the Make a Garment a Month Challenge...

A Slinky Cowl and I

Do you ever have the experience where something that doesn’t usually appeal to you just won’t stay in the shop and yells to be taken home to your place? Well that is what happened to me with this animal print fabric. Generally I am a flowers, founces and...

Make a Garment a Month – October

Phew – I just scraped in with my garment for October by the hair of my chinny chin chin!! So without any further ado may I present ……. Floral Overlay Dress I fell in love with this 100% cotton beautiful floral quilting fabric by Heather Bailey. Of...

Spring Swing Jacket

Now that the Girl has handed back the blog post writing to me (!) I would like to show and tell a little more about the garments I have made so far. The first is My Spring Swing Jacket. I fell in love with this gorgeous japanese cotton lawn fabric, purchased from...

A Story – The End

When we left our story last, the Girl was extolling the virtues of The Pattern Drafter Ruler and had promised some show and tell.  So without any fanfare let the photos roll! (Ps the Girl would like to say that supermodel material She isn’t and that She...

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