Monthly Archives: August 2013

Present in the Post – August’s Winner!

My Present in the Post this month for one of my lovely subscribers was a sweet little pinny, perfect to wear whilst baking! A name has been pulled out of my jar and the lucky winner is… …Cassie Scott! Congratulations … Continue reading

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Holiday Art Club at Aspex

The last three days have been filled with paper mache globes, weaving stories and journeys with wool, printing cyanotype maps, plenty of collage, binding holiday scrapbooks and lots of laughter! All of this happened at Aspex, where the last Holiday … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting for Dressmaking

This month I have finished a dressmaking course and stitched my very first skirt (with a zip!) in a bright turquoise cotton. Now I am looking at all the patterns I have, trying to decide what I want to make … Continue reading

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Tic Tac Toe!

Summer is a time when we look forward to travelling, spending time with our families and having fun. My latest design is inspired by all of these things! I’ve designed a travel version of tic tac toe, or noughts and … Continue reading

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Pinwheels at the Greenhouse!

On Sunday I spent the whole afternoon updating my workshops page, so now there are lots of lovely classes for you to choose from! I am teaching classes at Make, Aspex and Making Space, which include rag rugs, patchwork and … Continue reading

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Knitting in cotton

I ordered three balls of cotton yarn from The Yarn & Craft Shop in my favourite colours, bright blue, dusky pink and grey. I’m going to use them to knit some more face cloths, which are such a lovely present … Continue reading

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Tutorial : French Knitting

French knitting is one of those skills, like making pom poms, that I think lots of us learn when we are younger. It is a lovely skill to teach children or a simple craft to enjoy ourselves. So whether this … Continue reading

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Dressmaking success!

Last night I finished my very first skirt at the dressmaking workshop at Make. I picked some gorgeous fabric three weeks ago and every Monday night since I have been learning how to sew darts, insert a concealed zip and … Continue reading

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Book Review : Baby Knits for Beginners

Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss remains my very favourite knitting book. I love the simplicity of the patterns and I have knitted many of the patterns time and time again in different combinations of yarns for new arrivals. … Continue reading

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The next stitches

I have lots of flowers and a couple of panels stitched together for my heirloom quilt so now I need to start sewing them together! I was inspired by my Mum’s hexagon quilt and she taught me how to stitch … Continue reading

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