Best laid plans

So remember I wrote a post  setting out my sewing plans for the next couple of months in a sensible, measured fashion?  Yeah. That didn't last too long, did it? First up came my subscriber copy of Love Sewing magazine with a free pattern that is clearly destined for our Christmas party at Bibi's - sequins will... Continue Reading →

Planning for distraction

I feel like this blog hasn't got off to the happiest start.  I started my last post by saying how exhausted I was. And this one.... well, it's fair to say I've had an incredibly bad week. And I've wondered whether to put this on the blog or not, particularly as I've achieved precisely zero... Continue Reading →

Show and Tell

What is it about the big shows put on at exhibition centres around the country? I've been to several now for a number of different interests and there's just something about them that's somehow slightly disappointing. Take today.  I went to the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show in Manchester.  It's some years since I've been... Continue Reading →

Stretching the issue

Although this blog is very new and shiny, I have been sewing for a little while now and there are certain fabrics I feel pretty comfortable with. Cotton.  Cotton's pretty good. Particularly quilting cotton - firm, stable, pretty colours.... not always great for dressmaking though, is it?  Looks great on the hanger or on Gertrude... Continue Reading →

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