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Plotting some selfish sewing

The problem with deciding to turn a hobby into a business is that you don’t have as much time for whatever you do as a hobby anymore. Most nights, once the girls are asleep, if there’s sewing (or screen-printing) to

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Cotton Couture at Manchester Art Gallery

Over the Easter holidays we decided to have a day trip to Manchester. I used to live there (for about a year after university) and I love the place. We popped into Manchester Art Gallery and coincidentally they had a

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Insert terrible sewing pun here…

I’m not a fan of everything with a sewing theme, despite what people might think, but thankfully I haven’t been bought a massive amount of sewing-themed paraphernalia. However, I couldn’t resist this fabric and thought it’d make a pretty cool

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Free pattern!

Do you remember the London Calling dress I made for my birthday? I used the Ruby pattern which was free with Love Sewing last year and I had a few people ask me where they could get it from. The

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Hello March!

Spring is almost here, and I don’t know about you, but I feel like my mood has been lifted already. I really struggle to motivate myself throughout the winter. I’ve got lots planned for March though and, I’m really loving

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Pink flamingos

It’s my birthday today, and so after loving my London Calling dress so much I decided to treat myself and make another dress. I bought this awesome navy fabric covered with little pink flamingos from Barry’s Fabrics in the week.

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Vintage Handmade (Part I)

I had a rummage around in my parents’ loft last week. Well, to be more accurate, I sent Andy up there and he came down with a couple of boxes. I don’t go in lofts, that’s where the spiders live.

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Sewvember Photo Challenge

Oh my goodness, how is it November already? Or should I say “Sewvember”?! I’m currently taking part in Bimble + Pimble‘s photo a day challenge, so I thought I’d do a little round up of my photos here. Day One

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Love Sewing magazine review

I think I’m developing a bit of an addiction to sewing-related magazines recently. I subscribed to Sew Magazine in February, mostly because the free gift was the new Great British Sewing Bee book. Then I took out a trial subscription

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Sewing for Pleasure 2014

  On Saturday I went to the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC (which also had the Hobbycrafts and Fashion Embroidery & Stitch shows in adjacent halls). I can’t tell you how much I’d been looking forward to this;

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