Tag: Guthrie & Ghani

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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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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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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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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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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SewBrum meet up

One of the best thingsĀ 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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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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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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A day out!

I’ve been lucky to get out for a bit today, just to clear my head and refocus on all things Squish. You’ll have noticed on Facebook/Twitter over the past couple of weeks that things haven’t been going to plan. Internet

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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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