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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.…

Sew Before Social

Sew Before Social :: start your day creating, not consuming

I read an article on The Craft Industry Alliance Blog a while back about starting your day with creating rather than consuming. That is, spend time creating something (anything) before you spend time consuming social media. I realised that I do indeed spend half an hour every morning whilst lying in bed/waking up scrolling through facebook, instagram and email. Seriously, that’s…

Facets of the Heart Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern

New Pattern :: Facets of the Heart a foundation paper piecing pattern

I’m so pleased to announce the launch of my newest Foundation Paper Piecing Pattern, ‘Facets of the Heart’ I was looking around for a heart fpp pattern but couldn’t find one that was nicely rounded and took my fancy, so I got to work on designing a pattern of my own! I’ve come up with a design that is indeed nicely…

Feature :: Drawstring Bags for Bag Making Essentials

Looking for a quick make in the run up to Christmas? I have designed this simple drawstring bag for Bag Making Essentials issue 3 It’s a simple make that only involves straight line sewing so it’s perfect for confident beginners or those looking for a quick make. In this edition of Bag Making Essentials I also show you how to print…

Reindeer Decoration Tutorial

FREE Pattern :: Felt Reindeer Decoration

Follow this tutorial and make your own cute little  Felt Reindeer Decoration for your Christmas Tree this year! You could even use the templates and make a present topper, a badge or even an applique project. The lovely thing about the Felt Reindeer Decoration is that it matches the Reindeer Cushion, which is also available as free tutorial. How to…

Tutorial :: Reverse Applique Woven Heart Hoop Art

Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for some Hoop Art using two of the prints from the fabulous Tilda Autumn 2016 Cabbage Rose collection. REVERSE APPLIQUE WOVEN HEART :: HOOP ART Materials Required Background Fabric (Ikea Linen) :: 11" square :: 7" square Iron-on/Fusible interfacing :: Two 7" squares :: One 11" square Two Coordinating prints :: 13" x…

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