Cleo clicked!

Hi there! Happy new year!  Welcome to 2017; here's hoping it's a little easier on the nerves than last year was. I had quite a busy festive period, sewing wise, or at least the run up to Christmas.  Particularly on Christmas Eve night when, having told the children all day that Santa would bring gifts... Continue Reading →

A plethora of penguins 🐧 

Last month I won a pair of tickets to the Harrogate Knitting and Stitching show from Dots n Stripes.  Although I knew the fabric stash was getting a little bulky, I trundled along for a day out with Mum and, unsurprisingly, managed to find some have-to-have fabrics. You're shocked, I know! I actually did most... Continue Reading →

Back to wovens

Hello! Hope things are going well for you?  I've got a touch of the Sunday night blues: I've just had a week off to look after my elder daughter for the second half of the school holidays, and it's the first time in a long time I've had both children on my own for a... Continue Reading →

Orla on show

Hello! How's your week going? Things have been hectic round here but sewing and also shopping has been happening too! A little while ago, the lovely Clarinda Kaleidoscope put an open invitation on Instagram for people to join her at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia.  I had a quick look at the cost of... Continue Reading →

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 →

Solo Coco!

I did it!  I made progress in tackling my fear of stretch fabrics! Finally, almost 6 months after going on a workshop to make a Tilly and the Buttons Coco top/dress, I sat down all on my own and made another one! Hurrah! Here is the top, on a very tired me at the end of a very... Continue Reading →

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