#sewingsanta dress finally made up

Hello there!  We’ve just come back from a lovely holiday in Crete and I thought I’d share my latest project with you.  I made a dress especially for my hols.

Late last year I took part in #sewingsanta where like-minded bloggers sent sewing gifts to each other.  I was very excited to receive this: Continue reading


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