Just a quick post to show you the exciting Christmas present I received from my #sewingsanta! Look what I got….


This is a rather cool idea where you are randomly allocated other sewing bloggers to buy presents for and receive presents from. The rules are that it should be sewing related and cost £10 or less. Well there must have been some clever budgeting to Continue reading

Handmade gifts

If your name is Debbie Clark stop reading this right now (until after Christmas anyway)!

A little while ago my very good friend (mentioned above) agreed that we’d give handmade presents to each other’s children this Christmas. Cor, that really piled on the pressure! It took me a little while to decide what to make. Actually it took ages just to think of something.  Then I thought that all children Continue reading

It’s here!!!

Never mind Christmas presents, my By Hand London Kickstarter reward is here! Back in March I backed a Kickstarter project for By Hand London to get a fabric printer so you can design and print your own fabric.  Look at all the lovely things I got as my reward:


I’m so excited I don’t know where to start!

As part of my package I got 7 patterns including the brand new, only just Continue reading

Bag Lady

Early last month I attended a ‘bag lady’ course in Scarborough at Material Moves.  I got the course as a present for my birthday back in October and the idea was that you made a bag in a day with help from someone who knew what they were doing! You could bring your own pattern and/or fabric if you had something in mind or you could just rock up with nothing at all (like me). There were a few other people there who were more organised and had clear ideas about what they wanted. Continue reading