Happy Monday! Time for another blog post, and this week I am sharing with you my completed #2018makenine makes. For those not familiar, the yearly ‘make nine’ challenge is a friendly and gentle challenge to yourself to create a list of nine items that you would like to make during the year. They can be… Continue reading My #2018makenine makes.
Kate, Rachel and Charlotte have only gone and done it again. Let me set the scene. Imagine a gathering of one hundred sewing enthusiasts. Bring them together in the wonderful setting of Murray Edwards College in Cambridge. Provide them with a smashing Janome sewing machine to use, should they desire, or allow them to bring their own… Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2018
Last weekend I was lucky enough to have attended the very first ‘Stitch Room Sewcial’ sewing get-together which was held at Loughborough University on June 15th and 16th. It was organised by Lucy and Anne , who I know have been planning this for a very long time, and was attended by a small number of wonderful sewing… Continue reading A wonderful sewing get-together at The Stitch Room Sewcial and another New Look 6302 Jacket
Last Friday, myself and some other sewing bloggers were lucky enough to be invited along to visit the premises of Fashion Enter and Fashion Capital. It was a perfect opportunity to learn about a thriving ethical garment production factory, here in the U.K, which is also home to some incredible training and development facilities too. So, off I… Continue reading A ‘behind the seams’ factory tour with Fashion Enter.
Time has really run away from me just lately and I have just realised that I did not blog about my Secret Valentine Swap experience last month. So, for those who are unfamiliar, this is a friendly crafting swap, organised by the amazing Sanae and Ute and I understand that this is the fifth year of it taking place.… Continue reading My Secret Valentine Exchange swap 2108.
Saturday 28th October 2017 is a date that has been eagerly anticipated by a great deal of the sewing community in the U.K It was the date of the annual ‘Sew Brum’ sewing meet-up organised by the wonderful Charlotte from English Girl At Home and as it’s name suggests it is a friendly gathering in Birmingham of… Continue reading A lovely day out at #sewbrum
I’m guessing that a few of those of you reading this will already know about the Sew Saturday event that we have every year here in the U.K. If you are not familiar with it, it is an annual event, organised by Sew magazine, which enables us to celebrate our local bricks and mortar independent fabric… Continue reading A lovely day sewing on #sewsaturday at The Sewing Cafe in Hinckley