Bag Making

Pirate Fancy Dress

September 17, 2013

I have to admit to being delighted that I was fortunate to be taught how to sew at school, for many reasons. One of them is being able to create  a dressing up outfit, all ready for the next school dress up day. My daughter is determined to look exactly like the pirate on the invite to dress as a pirate on the 25th September. Coincidentally…

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Bloggers Cocktail Party #EABloggerparty

September 16, 2013

Blogging has opened up a whole new world to me – for the first time ever I have attended a cocktail party:) I harked back to my late teens and decided to stay safe and stick with vodka! After much consideration I decided my new black dress required an outing, and made myself a clutch bag. I am really chuffed with my first ever clutch,…

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Dress a Girl Around the World

September 14, 2013

Have you made a pillowcase dress yet for this project?? The lovely Louise of Sew Scrumptious is the co-ordinator in the UK, this is what she says about the project: “People who could sew were asked to make simple pillowcase dresses which were then delivered to girls living in poverty in the developing world. Girls in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, Haiti and India. The charity…

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Sewing Studio Ideas

September 13, 2013

I don’t know about you but I fight(ignore) a constant battle re the volume of “stuff” in my sewing space. A few months back my husband hit upon the idea of fitting kitchen units for storing all my fabric in, sadly I fail to keep my stash down enough to be able to successfully put it away and shut the doors! The long length of…

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September 11, 2013

A glass or two of wine later and I appear to have made a rash purchase of my own domain name – EEEEK!   As regular readers know I have been contemplating the step of moving from to for  a while. The realisation that I am now getting visitors from google search engines, therefore if I am ever going to do it now is the…

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Family hols, Guess the location?

September 8, 2013

We have had a great weekend away, can you tell where we went? Beautiful tile details, at doorway entrances Spotted some great upcycled bottle trees, always keen on a spot of upcycling! Stayed in a stylish apartment, with a great mix of old and new design:) Upcycled cinema seats for the dining room table Spotted various modes of transport/accommodation and visited some great museums and galleries:)…

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