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:

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 […]

Studio for cheekyhandmades, update

All the crowdfunding campaigns are over. All the money is safely in a savings account. I’ve met with a local designer and plans are advanced. Work will start at the end of June and it will take around 6 weeks to complete. The studio will incorporate lots of found, reclaimed, donated and freecycled materials, and […]

New quilt commission

It has been ages since I’ve been commissioned to make a new quilt and I’ve missed it. A lovely local woman who’s got 6 month old twins (as well as two older children) donated money to my crowdfunding campaign in exchange for two quilts for the babies. We had a meeting and she showed me […]

Sewing plans

I have finally pulled some patterns from my stash that really NEED to be made. Some I’ve had for over a year! I went on some crazy pattern buying sprees last year, some in paper format but many many more in downloadable form, which is kinda worse as I don’t even have them sitting there […]

Kids Clothes Week

Amazing timing. The same week we had children’s clothes making on the Great British Sewing Bee I’ve seen the next Kids Clothes Week advertised here. This a wonderful twice yearly online event with lots of pattern designers and bloggers showing off their funky new togs for kiddies. Of course we don’t quite have the fabric […]