Category Archives: Sewing

Quilted Jacket

Over the last few months social media has been full of quilted jackets, a lot of shops are selling them and since they were featured as a challenge on The Great British Sewing Bee they pop up regularly on instagram … Continue reading

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Stitching on the Move Bag

Having decorated a cotton bag for the competition at Skipton Stitchers, I then turned to the fabric sample which needed titivating and turning into something. A few years ago I made a project bag to live in my handbag with … Continue reading

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Skipton Stitchers

One of our members is celebrating an amazing 50 years in the Embroiderers Guild, and she is still just as involved within the organisation and enthusiastic about embroidery. She decided to celebrate by organising a competition for our members and … Continue reading

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Having made H a pretty pink dress I then turned to her elder sister’s dress. She is 10 and likes everything in neutral shades, my original thought was to make a simple pinafore like her sister but without the sleeves, … Continue reading

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Little Miss Mouse Gets Dressed

A couple of weeks ago I made a mouse from the Luna Lapin books, she’s a Christmas present for a little six year old who loves anything pink! I’m just calling her Miss Mouse at the moment so her new … Continue reading

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There’s a Mouse in the House…

I decided a couple of weeks ago to make a Wilhelmina Woodmouse for my new granddaughter for Christmas, she’s six and her favourite colour is dusky pink. Whilst I was at the Knitting and Stitching show at the weekend I … Continue reading

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Daisy Chain

A few months ago I stitched one of the Raggedy Ruff kits I had in my stash, it was called Susie the Cat, it had a black and white cat surrounded by echinacia flowers. I made it into a cushion … Continue reading

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Barts Bunny is ready for duty

When I made a Barts Bunny as part of the Great British Sewing Bunny competition held by Cool Crafting, one of my former flatmates said Pleeeease could she have one too, how could I refuse, they are so nice to … Continue reading

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Earlier in the year whilst the Great British Sewing Bee was on television, Cool Crafting from Kendal ran their own version, the Great British Sewing Bunny. We had three hours each week to make a costume on a set theme … Continue reading

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A Christmas Dress for Violet

The theme for the fourth round of the Great British Sewing Bunny was patchwork. Right up my street you might have thought but I was surprisingly uninspired, I nearly didn’t enter, I think I was overthinking it a bit, patchwork … Continue reading

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