Happy quilting

Mainly a picture post. I’m working hard trying to finish two quilts for a set of twins. Have just finished the first one and due to quilt and bind the second one tomorrow. All done on my trusty Husqvarna 875q which is back from the repair shop again. Hurrah! Please follow and like us:

My granny’s scissors…

I inherited these from my paternal grandmother. Now I don’t even remember her ever doing any embroidery of knitting, it was always crosswords… But they are obviously well used and sharpened many many times as you can see. Glad to be using them still! Please follow and like us:

Chinese tape measures – cause for much hilarity and wasted fabric

So last week I was running a beginners sewing class… Two students, two tape measures, two cushions in progress… So far so normal… Then I looked at one of the students cushion pieces and realised they were huge compared to the other’s. I had thought it odd when the cushion lad measured in at 25″ […]

Dress a girl charity sewing

I have about 13 dresses to send off to the Dress and Girl around the World charity but as I was getting ready to send them my friend Petra turned up with a huge stack of beautiful fabric designed by her, to be used for dresses. Looks like I’ll be making some more before the […]

Crowd funding Studio update

My crowd funding campaign to help me realise the dream of building a new studio came to an end about 6 weeks ago. I’ve been extremely busy with work, studying and also in my personal life so I’ve not had much time to blog. Even though I did not entirely reach my goal I did […]

Dress a girl around the world

On Wednesday 11th June I am running my fifth Dress a Girl Around the World event. I love these charity sewing sessions. You will learn to make a very simple pillow case dress (so called because all you need is a pillow case worth of fabric), or a simple pair of shorts. You can decorate […]

God’s Own Junkyard

Yesterday it was unexpectedly hot. Sean and I took a wonder over toward Walthamstow’s as yet undiscovered joys just off Shernall street, via St Mary’s church yard in the village. It was a lovely walk. What am amazing treasure trove to have right on my doorstep! God’s Own Junkyard makes and sells amazing neon creations […]