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Fat quarter projects, what do you make?

June 23, 2013

A few weeks back I had the delightful surprise to win a giveaway, a couple of fat quarters of Sarah Waterhouse’s beautiful fabric. This is the gorgeous packet that dropped through my door. Sarah makes a range of modern funky designs. Using water based ink in her Sheffield studio she handprints onto organic cotton and hemp fabrics. To see more of her range, or to…

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Laptop case tutorials

June 13, 2013

Don’t you just love it when an e-mail drops into your inbox from a friend? Apart from catching up on news there was an enquiry for a laptop case. This provided a perfect excuse to search for laptop case tutorials. The request for a funky laptop case ha And here are my picks for ideas, you’ll just have to figure it out how to make…

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20 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Glass Jam Jars

June 9, 2013

I have recently been introduced into the novelty of a jam jar tombola. My daughters school has just held the annual big fundraiser BBQ with said tombola. So what did we contribute? Inspired by Jen (make do and mend year) amongst others I was determined to avoid filling our jam jars with plastic tat toys and sweets. I tried to have various themes, but ended…

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Upcycling & Recycling Denim

June 2, 2013

  What do you make with old denim trousers? I don’t know about you but I always seem to have some poor fitting jeans around ready for recycling. There are lots of great tutorial around, I’ve started making some denim baskets for my sewing room for storing odds and sods in! If you fancy making your own they are ever so easy, there’s a great tutorial…

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Super Sweet Blogging Award

May 17, 2013

I’ve just been nominated for the Super Sweet Blogging Award by Gray over at Gray Crochet, what a great surprise to wake up to! I started this blog thinking that I would be one of the only people to read it; it is wonderful that not only do others read it, but they come back! Thank you Gray. Well, what would an award be without…

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Crafty Cooks Apron Swap

April 29, 2013

This week I was delighted to receive a fabulous parcel through the post, as my part in the Crafty Cooks and Apron swap I signed up to:) Full of lots of goodies, including chocolates made as sewing threads.. never seen these before! I will be planting the aubergine seeds today, and am planning on trying my hand to making cheese straws.. I’m promised they are…

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