The Handmade Fair 2016

Did you go to the fair this year? I made a brief stop there for the first time this year when it was on a couple of weeks ago! If you don’t know the Handmade Fair is, it’s an annual craft fair hosted by Kirstie Allsop featuring a ton of craft store (both finished products […]

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Handmade birthday presents! 

This isn’t about my own presents – my birthday was yesterday – but ones I’ve made for others! (If you followed my Instagram story yesterday, you could see I spent my birthday with my sisters having brunch and shopping!) It reminded me though, that I hadn’t yet blogged about my most recent lot of handmade […]

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Sew Alongs – A Destination Wardrobe

I recently joined a sew along group on Facebook, just in time for their latest challenge – a destination themed wardrobe! Now it’s not just for jet-setters. A ‘destination’ could be anything – your workplace/ gym/ warm weather/ cold weather… I think the point is to make a somewhat cohesive array of items. Anyway, the […]

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My August Sewing List

2016 is just flying by! It’s August already! I really need to start being more productive – I had big goals for 2016 which have mostly just slipped away with a lack of organisation and drive… This is me trying to get back on track now! So baby steps first! Here’s my sewing list for […]

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Learning to love (tolerate) my sewing mistakes…

I’m that person that makes a mistake whilst sewing, gets really frustrated with it, then hides that project in a bin bag in the darkest corner of her sewing room never to see the light of day again… Well that was me until more recently anyway. When I started out sewing I really made a […]

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How was your Me-Made-May?

How did you get on with your Me-Made May challenge? Just to remind you, I had pledged to wear at least one me-made item everyday! Mine was pretty successful for a first timer in my opinion! I did manage to miss one day completely – I got up and got dressed for work without even […]

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The Great British Sewing Bee is back!

This’ll keep me amused for a few weeks!  The 4th series of The Great British Sewing Bee is back on our screens this Monday 16th May to delight us all with new contestants panicking and sewing under pressure. And a new judge to look out for too! I always find this show both highly entertaining […]

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A to-do list of upcycling ideas

I love making new clothes, but what do we do with all the old ones? I try not to be wasteful and upcycling is a way to breathe new life into tired/ out of date garments. I don’t do it very often though! I’m usually too distracted with a new sewing project… Hehe.  So I’ve […]

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