Category Archives: Sewing

Skye Wrap

I’ve admired Skye Wraps for a while, they’re a pattern from Cool Crafting, (the home of Luna Lapin!!) and they keep appearing on my facebook feed. I finally bought the pattern at the Harrogate Show in November. Whilst sorting out … Continue reading

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Nineteen for 19

I’ve got a bit behind on my posts again – a mixture of Christmas and sewing I think! Anyway, I decided it’s time I shared my November update for my Nineteen for 19 challenge. I’ve got to that point in … Continue reading

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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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