Category Archives: Sewing

Keeping Afloat

I’ve had a few people recently ask how I keep all my craftwork projects organised so I thought I’d do a little post on my system, though system is probably too strong a word – it makes me sound organised!! … Continue reading

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Three for Two

I was pretty busy last week in the sewing room, I managed to make two coats, both simple patterns so fairly quick to do. I’ve been trying to use up fabric from my stash which is particularly bulky – makes … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

At the beginning of October I did a count up of both craft projects on the go (WIP’s – work in progress!) and also things with an October deadline, it was a bit of a shock, even for me! I … Continue reading

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Tweed Handbag

Last week I finally got round to making myself a new handbag – it was well overdue as the one I made a couple of years ago was looking decidedly worn and sad. I decided to use the same pattern … Continue reading

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Clothes for George

George has finally got a set of clothes… George is my first attempt at making a Luna Lapin rabbit, the patterns are all in a lovely book by Sarah Peel called Making Luna Lapin. He’s all hand-stitched apart from the … Continue reading

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Conquering Fear!

I’ve got a bit behind in writing posts, so you’ve got two for one here, a bargain 🙂 Over the summer I bought a new sewing machine, not a standard one, but an overlocker / coverstitch machine. My overlocker was … Continue reading

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Christening Gifts

My great nephew is getting christened next month, I pondered for a long time on what to give as a present. I wanted to avoid giving something for when he’s grown up as in my experience (albeit only two children!) … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

It’s about time I checked my progress with my nineteen challenges for 2019, we’re two-thirds of the way through the year, some remain not even started, though that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope, others are completed, so a mixed … Continue reading

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Silk Purse

My little purse has been in dire need of replacement for several months now, it was getting to be a bit of an embarrassment and the crunch came when the clasp was so weak all my change kept falling out … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect…or not!

I’ve been trying to decide how to quilt my Spring Wreath quilt, Andrea (the designer) hand quilted hers with simple diagonal lines but recently she has densely machine quilted other quilts. I didn’t want to hand quilt it and as … Continue reading

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