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Mary Poppins Headband

World Book Day 2017 :: Amelia Jane and Mary Poppins

World Book Day is upon us and this year we have a Mary Poppins and an Amelia Jane. Charlotte decided early on that she wanted to be Amelia Jane as she really loves those stories. She reads them over and over again. Amelia Jane really is a naughty doll! Charlotte has modelled herself on the most recent incarnation of Amelia Jane.…

Tool for making your own piping

Tutorial :: How to Make Your Own Piping

Adding piping to a project can really set off what you are making. It’s great for defining the edges on cushions and bags and can add a nice touch when dressmaking. You can of course using pre-made bias binding, but it’s so much nicer to make your own to either completely blend in, or even better to totally contrast the…

NEW Pattern :: Penguin Applique

My daughter loves penguins. When I say love, I really do mean love! Somehow penguins seem to be adorning everything she owns. I therefore couldn’t resist designing a penguin applique pattern. This penguin applique pattern is relatively simple and quick to make. In the instructions I have included my thoughts on some of the stitches you might like to try…

What’s In The Kit….a little video about what’s in the Christmas Friends Finger Puppet Sewing Kit

Did you know that I sell kits of some of my Finger Puppet Sewing Patterns? My Christmas Friends are one of my most popular ranges of finger puppets. I sell the sewing patterns as digital downloads and the great news is that I also sell them in kit format. Sewing kits are great for gifting to someone who loves to…

Feature :: Pelican Applique T-Shirt for Love Sewing issue 31

I just love an applique T-shirt. I love that you can take something plain and really make it your own. It doesn’t take long, but is so effective and you end up with something that’s different to what you find in the shops. For issue 31 of Love Sewing Magazine I designed a Pelican Applique pattern that you can apply…

Free Pattern :: Rainbows and Raindrops Applique

In Spring 2015 I designed a cute little applique pattern for Issue 12 of Love Sewing magazine If I look back at my instagram and pinterest ‘likes’ so many of the pictures I’ve clicked like on a are rainbow colours. I guess my psyche is trying to tell me that I’m a Spring/Summer person, rather than an Autumn/Winter kind of girl! Spring this…

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