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Sewing Studio Ideas

September 13, 2013

I don’t know about you but I fight(ignore) a constant battle re the volume of “stuff” in my sewing space. A few months back my husband hit upon the idea of fitting kitchen units for storing all my fabric in, sadly I fail to keep my stash down enough to be able to successfully put it away and shut the doors! The long length of…

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WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

September 11, 2013

A glass or two of wine later and I appear to have made a rash purchase of my own domain name – EEEEK!   As regular readers know I have been contemplating the step of moving from wordpress.com. to wordpress.org for  a while. The realisation that I am now getting visitors from google search engines, therefore if I am ever going to do it now is the…

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Family hols, Guess the location?

September 8, 2013

We have had a great weekend away, can you tell where we went? Beautiful tile details, at doorway entrances Spotted some great upcycled bottle trees, always keen on a spot of upcycling! Stayed in a stylish apartment, with a great mix of old and new design:) Upcycled cinema seats for the dining room table Spotted various modes of transport/accommodation and visited some great museums and galleries:)…

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Five of the Best Tablet IPAD Case Tutorials

August 31, 2013

This is extremely unlike me but I am beginning to think about autumn craft fairs on the run up to Christmas. My thoughts have turned to gifts suitable for men. I am in the process of introducing a new range…IPAD cases made from upcycled men’s trousers and shirts. What do you think? I’m glad the efforts to make ten cases in logical steps (ie cut…

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Creating a custom bag

August 25, 2013

What is your favourite part of designing something new? I love the problem solving aspect to a new creation.  This week I have made a bag for a wheelchair user, who lives in a care home – the brief was to hold a packet of tissues, a comb and a lipstick. My first ever wheelchair bag:) I took a while pondering the design, mulling it…

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Surviving your summer hols with children

August 18, 2013

How’s your week been? We have been away for our family holidays, camping on the North Norfolk Coast – stunning scenery. Prior to leaving I read this fantastic blog post“The Day I stopped Saying Hurry Up”  by Rachel Staffy. On arrival at the campsite my husband commented that we have approximately ten years worth of family holidays – extremely precious. Consequently I had increased patience levels with our young…

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