Sewing machines I own…# Elna Grasshopper

I have to come clean, I have A LOT of sewing machines. Bit of an Ebay habbit combined with people giving me machines, car boot sales etc, and before you know it you have about 20! Yes, 20. So I thought I would do a little series of reviews on them. Some of them are […]

Moogly Afghan Square 2014

I’m taking part in a crochet-along with Moogly making a different 12″ square every two weeks. After I had made the first one which I didn’t really like I bought some gorgeous new colours and am making the next 23 squares from these colours. I’ve also made some extra granny squares and just this week […]

Sewing cool clothes for boys

I have three boys but only one still young enough to like me making clothes for him, he is six and called Max and has great style! It’s been really hard in the past to find cool clothes for boys. Luckily I’m not the only person who likes sewing kids clothes and wants to include […]

Blog move!

I have finally figured out how to blog-on-the-go on my website’s own blog so I am going to use that from now on to blog. Make sure you pop along to say hi and follow me on there. I have some great blogging posts lined up! Find me here – Posted using BlogPress from my […]

indigo quilt

I’ve been working on this quilt for a long time. Sadly as I was nearing completion I washed it and something ran really badly. Which was odd because all the fabric had been pre-washed. It near destroyed the quilt and eventually I decided to separate the quilt front and the back and take out the […]

Patterns for 2014

Bit late to the 2014 plans lists but I’ve had a late start to the year, my littlest boy has only just gone back to school and I’ve been teaching flat out since. I also have way too many sewing plans! Here are just the paper patterns I bought last year that I want to […]

Walthamstow fabric shops

I’ve lived in Walthamstow for over 8 years now and guess I’ve become a bit blasé about the amount of fabric shops and stalls that can be found just on the street market. It was only when I found other people telling me they were visioning from quite far away just to buy fabric here […]

Elna Grasshopper & the quilt I made on it

   My lovely dad brought over this stunning Elna Grasshopper. She’s an old girl, made as she was in September 1946! She is however in perfect condition and sew beautifully. Seeing as I had to try her out I made this lovely quilt entirely out of big equilateral triangles. I cheated and free motion quilted […]

Teaching a pattern cutting class using the Colette Ginger pattern

This weekend saw the second class in this two part course, teaching beginners to make a skirt from a commercial pattern. I have been using Colette patterns for these classes for a while now but have recently changed to using the Ginger skirt pattern. I used to use the pedal pushers (Clover) pattern, which wasn’t […]