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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.

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A Lovely Day out at the Leicester Dressmakers Meet-Up

I was so chuffed when I heard that Sarah and Freya from Crafty Sew and So in Leicester were going to arrange a meet-up, I have been counting the sleeps! Leicester is my home turf so naturally I was all over it. The day started with an informal gathering at Kai Kitchen Cafe in St… Continue reading A Lovely Day out at the Leicester Dressmakers Meet-Up