The Sewcialists are back!

Hi everyone!  Just a very quick post today to point you in the direction of The Sewcialists blog.  The blog’s been out of action for a while but it’s back now and running challenges again. The first challenge is next month and it’s Tribute month; make something inspired by another sewist online, be it a […]

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Me Made May

Hurrah! For the first time this year I have a reason to look forward to next month, and it’s all down to Zoe. Once again, Zoe is running Me Made May.  This wonderful challenge encourages you to make a personal pledge, appropriate to you, to get more out of your handmade wardrobe, rediscover those things […]

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Challenges on every side!

Hi there!  Hope you’re OK and dealing with Blue Monday? If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see that I seem to have managed to get myself signed up to a couple of sewing challenges this year.  I’m in two minds as to whether this is a good thing or not. Generally, I’m in favour […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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