Pink Peony Giveaway – Sewmamasew may giveaway

May 12, 2014

Welcome to my blog. Today I am excited to be taking part in Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway. Thanks for stopping by. Why do I blog? I enjoy the focus it gives to my creativity, blogging twice a week means that I am regularly making and creating:) Often with a focus on upcycling, recycling an item into something else. Occasionally I wander slightly off topic and…

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Pink Peony Pattern – Free Bag Pattern

May 9, 2014

I have to admit this has to be my favourite free bag pattern. The Pink Peony Bag is quick to make, taking approximately an hour including cutting out. It’s perfect for beginners, as a beautiful bag which is simple to make. As always with Charmed Liebling the pattern is easy to follow. I have already made four. It doesn’t take too much fabric, I have some pieces…

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Sunday catch up – a day late!

May 5, 2014

Anyone would think it was a bank holiday! Here’s hoping Handmade Harbour link party is still open.. I’ve had a productive week, yeah!! I have finished my daughters dress… sadly the finished result does not fit, the straps keep falling down, despite taking in the sides by a good inch. I suspect it will be shelved until my Mum next visits, Amy and I are confident she has…

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Bag Pattern Testing, Serger Pepper

May 1, 2014

I am delighted to share Serger Pepper’s new pattern. I recently tested the pattern for Hands-free Asymmetrical Bag, and met a lovely group of other makers and bloggers. This bag is a designed as an every day bag, perfect for many occasions. This bag is a useful messenger bag, with many pockets. The design feature I love best is the beautiful curves . The pattern comes…

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Dressmaking revisited

April 27, 2014

I have recently joined a Facebook group which sets itself sewing challenges, the first challenge I am joining in with is sewing a dress. It is a long time since I sewed an item of clothing for myself – in fact it was in my school days studying GCSE needlework (20 + years ago!). I gave up dressmaking as I struggle to envision the fabric into…

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Infinity Scarf Tutorial- Upcycled Skirt

April 24, 2014

Infinity Scarf  Tutorial – make your own scarf in less than half an hour out of an old much loved skirt. I found a lovely and soft cotton skirt in my local charity shop, which I just had to go back for (a bargain at £2.99)   To make your own: Cut off the waistband and stretched out the fabric. Cut the skirt 46cm up from…

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