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GBSB: It’s back!

Eeek! The Great British Sewing Bee is back tonight for its third series and I, for one, can’t wait. I was very new to Twitter when the last Bee was on, but I loved chatting to other stitchers each week

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Posted in Further Adventures of a Little Squish, Great British Sewing Bee, Life

Merry Christmas!

I’m officially breaking up for the holidays today, although sadly there’ll be no Christmas party or swapping of secret Santas or anything. I do love being self-employed, but there are definitely a few things I miss about my previous life.

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Posted in Being published, Christmas, Days Out, Etsy, Great British Sewing Bee, Life, Little Squish, My handmade wardrobe, Sewing, Vintage sewing patterns

Learn to Sew – Book Review

Lovely Lauren, of Great British Sewing Bee fame and owner of the gorgeous Guthrie & Ghani, has recently published her first sewing book: Learn to Sew with Lauren. I was lucky enough to win a signed copy when I went

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Posted in Days Out, Great British Sewing Bee, Review, Sewing

Sewing Bee Sunday

On Sunday I went along to Guthrie & Ghani’s inaugural “Sewing Bee Sunday” – a chance to go and do some sewing in their workshop, swap patterns and fabric, drink tea, eat cake and raise money for Parkinson’s. Win, win

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Posted in Further Adventures of a Little Squish, Great British Sewing Bee, Life, My handmade wardrobe, Sewing

Love At First Stitch

It seems like ages since I blogged or even had a good few hours of uninterrupted sewing time. OK, so it’s been about two weeks, but it seems like longer. I’ve been having all sorts of ideas of things I’d

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Posted in Further Adventures of a Little Squish, Great British Sewing Bee, Little Squish, My handmade wardrobe, Review, Sewing

Sewing and the National Curriculum

Heather Jacks (winner of this year’s Great British Sewing Bee) posed a question on Twitter this week: Do you think sewing should be back on the school curriculum? It got me thinking about my own experience of sewing at school.

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Q&A with Lynda from the Great British Sewing Bee

I have another treat for you GBSB fans today: a Q&A with Lynda Lewis! I absolutely loved watching Lynda throughout the competition, she came across as such a lovely, warm and talented lady. If you want to keep up with

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Posted in Great British Sewing Bee, Interview

Q&A with Jenni from the Great British Sewing Bee

As you’ll know if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I loved watching the Great British Sewing Bee. A lot. One of my favourite contestants was Jenni Taylor; she was the most inexperienced in the sewing room having only

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