Super Sweet Blogging Award

May 17, 2013

I’ve just been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award by Gray over at Gray Crochet, what a great surprise to wake up to! I started this blog thinking that I would be one of the only people to read it; it is wonderful that not only do others read it, but they come back! Thank you Gray. Well, what would an award be without…

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Crafty Cooks Apron Swap

April 29, 2013

This week I was delighted to receive a fabulous parcel through the post, as my part in the Crafty Cooks and Apron swap I signed up to:) Full of lots of goodies, including chocolates made as sewing threads.. never seen these before! I will be planting the aubergine seeds today, and am planning on trying my hand to making cheese straws.. I’m promised they are…

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Are you confident to adapt clothes to fit??

April 22, 2013

I know I’m not.. I’ve been watching the Great British Sewing Bee avidly, wishing I had the skills of the contestants. For those who do not live in the UK it a contestant show where the contestants are set sewing tasks, to find the best amateur UK sewer. The first weeks tasks were to sew an A line skirt with invisible zip in 4 hrs, adapt a…

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Earth Day 2013

April 15, 2013

“Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd, is a day on which events are organized globally to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the environment. It is a day when the world unites around environmental service and awareness, and as global citizens we are able to demonstrate our support for environmental protection.” With Earth Day virtually upon us I am reflecting on my life style. I…

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Scrap fabric flower tutorial

March 4, 2013

Last week I was sharing the inspiration my friends flower corsage provoked. She advised me it had been made on a course, and involved two washer taps and three metres of homemade fabric ribbon. Here’s my version of the scrap fabric flower tutorial. This week I have visiting various DIY store to try and find large washer taps.. the result was one 1/2″ and one 1 1/4″ . Three meters…

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10+ Easy fabric flower tutorials

March 1, 2013

Looking for that fabulous fabric flower to add to your hairpiece, to your fashion accessories, as home decor items or even a wedding bouquet? These easy fabric flower tutorials cover a whole range of material, from fabric to leather, to felt to burlap. I don’t know about you but I seem to have an endless supply of fabric scraps waiting to be transformed into something…

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