#stitchingsanta 2015

Happy Christmas everyone!

For the second year running I signed up for #stitchingsanta, this time organised by Sheila from Sewchet. Thanks Sheila! It’s been fantastic – definitely sign me up for next year!

My own parcel arrived on Tuesday and one look at the sender’s postcode told me instantly who it was from! Thanks so much Thimberlina! Everything is wonderful! The parcel went straight under the tree ready for Christmas day. Continue reading

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#stitchingsanta and my trip to Harrogate

Hello! Thought I’d let you know that I’m still alive. It’s a little inexcusable that I haven’t posted for about two months but I can assure you I have been very busy, mostly with work. I’ve also been doing a fair amount of sewing but this has been for Christmas presents so have been unable to blog about them (for now). I have also jumped on the sequin bandwagon and have finished a Simple Sews Sophia top Continue reading

My Made Up make(s)

I’m sure that most of you know about the Made-Up initiative by now (and if you don’t you should click on the link). I thought it was a good enough cause to donate to and make a pledge. My family have been nagging asking me for a while to make something they can attach their swimming and gymnastics badges to.  I agreed quite readily because I thought it would be quick to do.  Even so, it kept going to the back of the sewing queue because I prefer making clothes! For myself! When this initiative came along I knew straight away what I had to pledge. I’ve just checked out my pledge on Just Giving to see if I have any loop holes that allows me to say I’ve successfully completed my pledge but it turns out I was quite specific! Continue reading

Burniston Show

For the first time ever the Appleby family has entered a few items into a country show!  Burniston is a small village north of Scarborough which holds it’s country fair every August bank holiday.  This is its 120th year so it’s been going for a while.

Bryn entered two children’s categories -‘Four butterfly buns’ and a ‘decorated hat or crown’.  The buns didn’t get anywhere (although they did taste delicious) but the crown did! Continue reading