Sewing World magazine review

I had not read the Sewing World magazine before about a year ago so I cannot say how it has changed from what it was like before, but I know I like it now! And that isn’t just because they like featuring my work, honestly (although do keep an eye out for August’s issue which […]

3 year blogiversary giveaway!

Today we are three! We have stopped wearing nappies and are so much more fun to be around than we were three years ago! To celebrate this I am giving away this fun and funky patchwork pillow. To be in with a chance to win just leave a comment telling me why you deserve to […]

Crowd funding project for a new cheekyhandmades studio

 Cheekyhandmades is bursting at the seams in the current set up, and needs a new home. The loft is already converted but hey there is a huge garden outside so why not go outside to expand? Indeed, that is now the plan. I want to build a cool garden studio with room for all my […]

So where do you buy your fabric? This is where I buy my fabric!

I guess by now you may have figured out I have  huge fabric habit… So I thought I would share with you my favourite fabric shops, especially as I get asked by my students quite often where I recommend buying fabric. Now you can find lovely stuff at your local market if you are prepared […]

Kids clothes week!

This week it’s Kids Clothes Week; time to sew clothes for children for an hour a day. I bought some fab boys’ patterns a few weeks back from Blank Slate Patterns and I am making the Cool Coastal Cargos for Max. The fly zip had me fluxomed for a bit but now it should be […]

New sewing machines, quilting course in Walthamstow

  I am running a ten week quilting course from Monday, locally. I am really looking forwards to it. It is a bigger class than I have ever taught before (11 people) but as it will be a workshop type class I envisage it will fun and chatty and the more the merrier! I had […]

Free online sewing tutorials

Look at this amazing resource I have just stumbled across! For ages I have been meaning to put up some basic free sewing tutorials, but there never seems to be time…. so when I found this gorgeous site with a whole host of free tutorials, well, what can I say… I just had to share! […]

Free online sewing tutorials

Look at this amazing resource I have just stumbled across! For ages I have been meaning to put up some basic free sewing tutorials, but there never seems to be time…. so when I found this gorgeous site with a whole host of free tutorials, well, what can I say… I just had to share! […]