The Mandy Boat Tee

Hello again! This will be just a quick post to show off the Mandy Boat Tee, from Tessuti Fabrics, which I made over a month ago now. It is a freebie pattern providing you download the PDF version. This was made for my good friend Sacha’s birthday. She is a similar size to me and so obviously I had to model it, before I handed it over to her, for blogging purposes. I’m sure you understand!

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Deer & Doe Luzerne Trench Coat

For my birthday, back in October, my good friend Sacha bought me a fabulous pattern! It was the Deer and Doe Luzerne trench coat pattern. It is rated as an intermediate sew and it is a meaty sew! I was very excited to get started but at the end of 2017 I had other sewing commitments so I couldn’t get going until January.

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Tackling the UFOs

I’ve been meaning to blog about this for a while. You can tell I’m not at work at the moment – plenty of time to write stuff!

A couple of months ago my daughter and I made a bit of a pact about starting a bullet journal. What we did was buy some super cheap note books from Lidl and made to-do lists in them.  I was amazed to find how this kept me on the straight and narrow, including finishing off some very long-running unfinished objects! Continue reading

#Stitchingsanta 2017 – The Reveal!

Happy Christmas everyone! I hope you are enjoying the holidays. They were much needed in our house! The holidays started much later than usual so it’s been a bit of a stress trying to get everything organised in time. However, Christmas has been and gone and I’m trying to get the house back in some state of normality!

This is the fourth #stitchingsanta I’ve participated in and the third that has been organised by Sewchet. This, to me, is the best internet challenge there is. Continue reading