Monthly Archives: April 2014

My finished jumper!

I have just finished sewing up my first ever knitted garment! I decided to start on a small scale and chose a pattern for a boat neck jumper from my favourite knitting book, Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss. … Continue reading

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An afternoon off!

I have been making like crazy for our wedding recently, which has involved plenty of baking, planting, sanding and sewing! So I decided it was definitely time to take an afternoon off and spend a few hours working on some … Continue reading

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Book Review : Scandinavian Needlecraft

A lovely introduction greets you when you open this book and you become immersed in Scandinavian culture, folk art and craftsmanship. Scandinavian Needlecraft, written by Clare Youngs, is filled with simple projects that will sit beautifully in any home. If … Continue reading

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A birthday party at Aspex!

Yesterday I packed a rainbow of felt, buttons of all shapes and sizes and colourful threads, ready for a birthday party at Aspex tomorrow! They have a birthday party menu, so that you can pick the perfect creative activity for … Continue reading

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Arts Award Adviser!

Today I spent the day training as an Arts Award Adviser! Arts Award is a national qualification that inspires young people to explore their creativity, develop their leadership skills and gain a qualification for all their hard work. I am … Continue reading

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Classes at the Eternal Maker!

I am really excited and proud to be teaching some classes at The Eternal Maker, my very favourite fabric shop! The first class I am teaching will be paper pieced patchwork on Saturday the 21st of June from 10am to … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting for the Etsy Kids Team!

I love the sense of community that you get when you have an Etsy shop, there are always people ready to advise and support you on the forums and in the teams. I have recently joined the Etsy Kids team … Continue reading

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Tutorial : Infinity Scarf

I live by the seaside and there is nearly always a breeze coming off the sea. So although Spring has certainly sprung, I always have a stash of handmade scarves ready to keep me cosy! A very simple and stylish … Continue reading

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A prickly pincushion!

Last year, when I opened my copy of Mollie Makes and saw that in Issue 10, Felt Mistress had designed patterns for cactus pincushions I was thrilled! I have been waiting to make one for ages and when I rediscovered … Continue reading

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The Blog & Buy Sale Spring Wish List!

I am lucky enough to have had two of my toys selected to be featured in the Blog & Buy Sale Spring Wish List! A stegosaurus dinosaur balancing on top of a mini sewing machine and an elephant jumping through … Continue reading

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