Sewing

Fabric Delivery

There’s nothing nicer than a courier arriving at the door with three rolls of fabric! This one with the dogs is my favourite and will eventually be made into a quilt for Charlotte This one (terrible picture taken with mobile phone) is for the reverse of the Tiggy Winkles quilt I am STILL making for Charlotte. I had planned on using…

Toadstool Love

I quite like toadstools, not to eat you understand, but I love their shape. I find them very pleasing. One of my early designs for embroidered leather cosmetics bags featured a toadstool…..queue shameless self promotion ….   When I met Kirsty from PaperFish at my crafty weekend away a few weeks back I discovered that she makes these fabulous needle books.…

UK Handmade magazine

Every quarter the team at UK Handmade issue a fabulous on-line magazine (perfect for saving the environment and saves a trip to the shops). I’m a little late to be blogging about the summer issue, being September, but better late than never! In this issue there are some great articles, including some useful advice on preparing for your first craft…

Doll Face

You may have read a while back that I was making a doll for my daughter’s 1st Birthday. The good news is that the doll was completed in time for her first birthday (although I’m not sure she would have minded if it was a day or two late) but the bad news is that the doll’s trousers keep falling…

Dolly

I have been lusting after one of these dolls for my daughter for some time, but I keep missing out as they are only made in limited quantities.   So there is good news and bad news…. The good news is that Fiona from Hop Skip Jump has published the pattern for making these sweet dolls! The bad news is that…

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