Bits and Bobs

Dressmaker of the Year – Winner for the ‘Ready to Wear’ Category.

I’m still pinching myself. A few months ago, I decided to enter The Dressmaker of the Year competition. Not because I thought I had any chance of coming anywhere, but because I noticed that if you entered you would receive a free sewing pattern. I wasn’t sure which garment to enter, but in the end… Continue reading Dressmaker of the Year – Winner for the ‘Ready to Wear’ Category.

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A Wonderful Day Out at ‘Fabric Meet Birmingham’

Yesterday was just lovely. Fabric shopping in Birmingham on a beautiful sunny day with lots of creative and inspiring sewists. What a perfect way to spend a day. Let me tell you more.. About a month ago, Samantha from Create It Samantha and Bianca from Sleepless in Bavaria decided to host a fabric shopping trip and get-together in Birmingham.… Continue reading A Wonderful Day Out at ‘Fabric Meet Birmingham’

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Simple Sampler Quilt-Along. My first go at quilting.

Last September I noticed that The Sewing Directory were advertising  what looked like a really fun challenge to learn how to make a quilt using sampler blocks. It was mainly aimed at people who had never quilted before and wanted to learn how to using weekly step by step tutorials. This appealed to me straight… Continue reading Simple Sampler Quilt-Along. My first go at quilting.