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Sewing for Pleasure 2015

This weekend I went to the Sewing for Pleasure/Hobbycrafts show at the NEC with my friend Alison. I had the best time! I think I may have totally bored everyone on Instagram with my photos; if you’ve already seen them

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Hobbycrafts at the NEC

How’s your week been? I can’t believe it’s already Friday, although in some ways this week has reeeeeeeally dragged. Eleanor’s had tonsillitis after almost three weeks of a cough and cold; my poor girl, she’s so sad. Phoebe isn’t one

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SewBrum

Today was a day I’d been waiting for for ages… the SewBrum meet up organised by Charlotte, AKA English Girl at Home. When I first saw her blog about this, I signed up straight away; I’m never one to turn

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The Handmade Fair

Yesterday I went to Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair at Hampton Court Palace with my lovely friend Sally. We booked the tickets an absolute lifetime ago (ok  April, but it seems like forever) so we’ve been looking forward to it for

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Fabric Shopping: Part Three

A fabric tour of Birmingham… I’m pretty lucky living in Birmingham, because it is home to the Rag Market and a fair few fabrics shops just in the centre of the city. The Rag Market is just amazing, you can

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Fabric Shopping: Part Two

Is designer fabric essential? You may notice that there are some fabrics which seem fairly expensive when you first start sewing. Anything from £12 and up a metre made me think “What?! Are you mad?!” when I started buying my

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SewBrum meet up

One of the best things about this blogging malarky (and having a social media presence in general) is that you get to meet some pretty cool people who like the same things as you. Which is great if no one around

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Fabric Shopping: Part One

So, fabric. Aaahhh lovely, pretty, soft… ahem, sorry I got carried away there. Yes fabric is quite obviously an essential piece of kit when sewing. And a lot of us get quite excited over it, which can be baffling to

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Handmade Wardrobe Challenge: May Update

My handmade wardrobe challenge continues… Yes, I know it’s June. I meant to post this a few days ago, but it was the Big Squish’s third birthday on Saturday so it’s been a manic few days here. I’m happy to

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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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