Monthly Archives: August 2012

Tutorial : Homemade Shrink Plastic Buttons

This tutorial will show you how to make your very own buttons using shrink plastic. I have been wanting to make my own buttons for a while and wanted to use a method that would give me really neat and … Continue reading

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A week of workshops

This week is a very busy one, full of workshops. This morning was spent in a park on a new estate in Waterlooville, teaching some lovely young people to stitch some felt toys. On Thursday I am heading over to … Continue reading

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Present in the Post – August’s Winner!

The present in the post for August was a stegosaurus dinosaur, which was voted for by many lovely people. He is made from a soft grey herringbone suiting and has a great personality. My beautiful big sister has been visiting … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting for Maps

I love travelling and I love maps. I love looking at all the strange names and trying to guess what the symbols mean. I have fond memories of sitting in the back of our car on holiday in France, clutching … Continue reading

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Skull and Cross Buns

The postman has brought me some lovely things recently, including some stamps from Skull and Cross Buns! I bought them to use in workshops after discovering that some children feel a bit intimidated by sewing and stamps are a good … Continue reading

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My heirloom quilt in August

This month I have been sewing lots more hexagons so that I can add them into my heirloom quilt. So far my panels have been patterns and I was keen to stitch in some traditional flower shapes. Matt picked out … Continue reading

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A monster Saturday

Whilst I do like the sunshine, today has been a little on the hot side for a red headed, freckley gal like me! So I have made some new mini monsters, which are now camping out in my Etsy shop … Continue reading

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Tutorial : Patchwork Quilt : Part Three

Here is the third and final part of my patchwork tutorial series, which will show you how to bind your quilt. Take a peek at part one and part two to learn how to sew your patchwork top and then … Continue reading

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Dreaming of quilts

When I was younger my Mum taught me how to sew paper pieced patchwork so that I could start my very own heirloom quilt, after I was inspired by her beautiful work in progress. So when my Mum and Dad … Continue reading

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Love Me Sew

A new fabric shop has just been launched and it has a very sweet name – Love Me Sew. Lifelong friends Emily and Sam have put their crafty heads together and have hand picked some gorgeous collections of fabrics for … Continue reading

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