Monthly Archives : May 2013

A lesson learnt on pre washing!

I recently made my most favourite DIY wardrobe item, this lace version of the rose t shirt by Melly sews. And on the first wash I only went and bloody shrank it! I am really very cross with myself and a little gutted. Its still wearable, just, but it has lost its style and I […]

Two new lovely shiny publications out now…

These 2 fabulous magazines, are out now, and I recommend you buy them! But then I would as they both feature a project written by me! Creative bag making, a sequel to Creative handbags, is a special edition and contains 18 original patterns. My contribution to the list is this cute and girly rucksack pattern […]

Making myself a new wardrobe!

Ok. I may have got a bit carried away now! A week ago I made my first ever clothing item. It was the rose t shirt my Melly sews. I have now made 4 versions of it. Yes. Four! I no longer need the instructions! So after the purple one I made a black version […]

Giveaway – Modern Quilting Sampler class

The lovely Annie from The Village Haberdashery is hosting a fabulous giveaway for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway day. The Village Haberdashery provides a one-stop shop for the modern crafter with a delightful selection of fabric, yarn, haberdashery and trims. Classes are now being offered which range from knitting to quilting and to celebrate this […]

Tutorial – Doily scatter cushion

I went a bit mad on e-bay recently and bought loads of vintage doilies – just because! I bought one, then looked for more and bid on a few more and a week or so later I had about 35 of them in all different sizes! I originally had a thought to translate some of […]

Quilts on the beach

I have only ever taken photos of my quilts on my sofa or on my bed or hanging in my garden and to be honest its getting a bit boring! The light is rarely right and the photos don’t ever really do the quilts justice. So I have decided to start taking advantage of the […]

The start of a new mission…

…learning to make clothes. I have been quilting for years and can sew almost anything, apart from clothing. I have never learned. I have dabbled with altering things fairly successfully, although not neatly, but have not yet attempted a whole item from scratch. A few months ago I made this dress for my daughter using […]