Category Archives: Fabric shops

Sew North

I had a great day on Saturday at Sew North, it was a meet up for sewers in Leeds organised by Sally from Sew Sweet by Sally and Becca from Red W Sews. They did a great job! We met … Continue reading

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Fabric Shopping in Yorkshire!

  As you know I am rather partial to the occasional retail therapy when it comes to fabric, even better when it is totally unexpected…. Skipton is turning into quite a good centre for fabric. The Fent Shop has been … Continue reading

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Cross-stitch on the move!

I went down to London on Monday for a study day at Harefield Hospital, I packed a little cross-stitch kit in my handbag to keep myself amused! I started it last week, it’s cross-stitch box called Summer in the Dales … Continue reading

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Tricks and Treats

I know it’s a bit early for trick and treats, but over the summer I’ve learnt a couple of simple sewing tricks…and I’ve had a few treats!!! My first big treat was a vintage sewing machine! I’ve been hankering after one … Continue reading

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Visit to Halifax

I spent a lovely few hours in Halifax yesterday. Halifax is a town about 20 miles from here so it was two buses and a train to get there, but it was worth it… Bankfield Museum is on the edge … Continue reading

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Fabric Shop Heaven!

I’ve been to fabric shop heaven again, AKA Goldhawk Road in West London! I went for the first time last year and was a bit overawed by the sight of fifteen or so fabric shops all next-door to each other,this … Continue reading

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Eva Dress

A few weeks ago I saw a photo on a Pinterest page belonging to Laurie of Sew Exhausted, it’s a great page as it’s full of free patterns. Two caught my eye, one of them was the Eva dress, isn’t … Continue reading

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Archers Button-up Take 2

I was so pleased with my first Archers shirt I cut another one out straight away. The pattern is from Grainline and I’m pretty smitten with it! I’ve given a fuller review of the pattern in my post about my … Continue reading

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Archers Button-up Shirt

I’ve been eyeing up the Archers shirt pattern for a while on various blogs so when I was down in Birmingham perusing independent patterns in the Guthrie and Ghani shop, it was the ideal time to finally have a good … Continue reading

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Butterick 6258 again!

Last week I made yet another couple of items from Butterick 6258 it seems to  be the pattern of the season as I’ve now made five cardigans, two tops and a skirt! When I was visiting London last year I … Continue reading

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