Bag Making

California Sunshine Bag‏

October 6, 2013

      I’ve been busy pattern testing for Charmed Liebling, this time for a ladies shoulder bag. My gut instinct was that I would be keeping the bag for myself, so I raided my wardrobe, there’s nothing quite like a recycled bag!   I just love this olive green, which goes perfectly with a pair of shoes I have (and I never was realistically ever going to…

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Upcycled Bottle Bag

September 29, 2013

This week has been busy writing guest posts and magazine articles. My research reminded me of the shocking amount of fabric that geos to landfill. The ‘Valuing our clothes’ report from Wrap includes news that around 350,000 tonnes (31%) of used clothing out of a total of 1.13 million tonnes are sent to landfill. There are so many different uses for used clothing, reusing as clothing,…

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Sewing Machine Stitching Guide

September 22, 2013

I don’t know about you but I tend to stick to what I am familiar with. I have confess to owning my sewing machine for nearly a year now and only using two stitches, straight and zigzag!!! A while back I saw this idea of creating a stitch guide for your machine, and I have been meaning to make one for myself ever since! The…

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Craft stall display ideas

September 19, 2013

For the first time in some months I have a craft fair stall this coming Saturday… it is in a popular venue with a high foot fall. I appear to have gained a place due to cancellations so it is a bit of a last minute affair!! In amidst the flurry of making, attempting to stick to my self imposed blogging each day, and the…

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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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