Mammoth quilts!

I have been working on a quilt commission for the last 6 weeks or so- not solidly, but interspersed with Open University reading, other sewing, teaching and of course, looking after my boys and myself! Anyway I have finished it now and it is winding its way to Taunton as we speak to then be […]

Book review:Scrap house quilt

I had been meaning to buy this book for ages, having somewhere seen a picture of the finished quilt. But I must say the formula put me off a bit. It is available either as a download or a CD rom. I like a paper book to be totally honest, if I am spending money. […]

Some pictures of what I have been up to this summer

The adorable Theo Fab charity shop find… Great photoshoot Hanging out with Superman Made a quilt from vintage sheets and a gorgeous embroidered table cloth. Helped Max make stuff Went to Minnie’s pirate birthday party What a scorchio day! Minnie and Max. Made Minnie’s dress with redound skill or shirring Made with Moxie Prefontayne shorts. […]

Vogue 2902 dress

I spent some time this week making some clothes for me. Really enjoying myself! First I made this vintage inspired Vogue dress. I would not normally wear something this girlie and dressy but I have some weddings to go to soon… However I could not resist blinging it up with some neon ribbon and I […]

Sew Cafe

I have decided to start running drop in stitching sessions again. Once a month there will be a day where you can come and use the machines (sewing and overlocker), get some advice, get some me-time to sew, finish a project or just come and hang out and crochet! Tea, cake and me provided. £15 […]

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 […]