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Meet Simply Sewing magazine!

There’s a new sewing magazine out this month (timed just right with the start of GBSB!) called Simply Sewing. Published by the same people as Mollie Makes, it promises “fresh ideas with fabric” and is aimed at both beginners and

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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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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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Blogs I love

I thought today I’d do a little round up of some sewing blogs that I love. Just because. Also I don’t have anything to show you at the moment, but when next week’s deadline has passed I will! So, without

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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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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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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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My Handmade Wardrobe… the challenge is set!

I love making children’s clothes, obviously, but I’ve always shied away from making anything for myself. I don’t know why, but somehow it just seems more complicated. However, I have recently become very taken with the idea of having at

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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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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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