Feeling blessed

June 8, 2014

This week I am counting my blessings. I have been passed on crafting supplies from a variety of sources… There’s a certain thrill in receiving a bag like this and wondering what it holds. I was very delighted to discover amongst other goodies a button box. Anyone else just love having a looking through someone’s else’s once treasured buttons – there’s no knowing the stories…

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Pattern Review Simplicity 1797

June 3, 2014

I have recently joined a Facebook page Stitch Once, Rip Twice, the members agree a sewing challenge every couple of months. I joined the group at challenge no six, to sew a simple dress. As a teenager I was fortunate to have a great needlework teacher who taught me how to follow dress patterns. I remember some of her sayings, only buy a pattern where it…

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Cheap Tea Light Holders

June 1, 2014

Fancy some cheap tea light holders for lighting up your garden during the summer months? I have to confess to a big birthday coming up, with a small get together planned. Having invited friends and family for a BBQ, I realised we have a zero budget for the event.. hence decorating the garden in a thrifty fashion! Create simple jam jar tea light holders. You will…

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The long put off mending pile

May 25, 2014

I suspect many of us have a mending pile which seems to just grow. Let’s face it’s far more fun to be learning/sewing some new creation. However my desire to tidy tackle the sewing room meant it could not be put off any longer. 1. A skirt I made for my daughter. The elastic from the original enormous skirt remodelled had lost its elasticity. As…

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Winner

May 20, 2014

The winner is…. Lindsay Hindman Lindsay congratulations, an e-mail is on it’s way to you:) Lindsay stated the reason she revisits blogs is “I come back to blogs that have lots of tutorials and pictures I want to come back to! I save a lot of ideas on Pinterest, and will revisit them from time to time to see what other great ideas the blogger…

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Annies Soft and Stable

May 18, 2014

I have read about Annies Soft and Stable and seen patterns recommend it, but never been willing to pay out for it. But in the end temptation won over. I am so glad it did!  I was delighted to receive my package for the US (considerable cheaper despite the postage 1 yard £25 UK, £9.50 US) Just in the nick of time, Do you remember…

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