Tuesday, 30 April 2013

15% off!!




I'm offering my blog readers the chance to save 15% on anything in my Etsy shop. Simply convo me about the item you are interested in stating the word 'BLOG' and I will relist the item at the reduced price for you.


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Two tops, three skirts

Finally took some photos of me in my tops and skirts for Etsy. Sometimes people need to see garments on a model, even if I pull silly faces in front of a camera!! The two wax print tanks and button-through skirt are available to buy on Etsy; the circle skirt is a PDF pattern also available on Etsy.















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Monday, 29 April 2013

All in a (sun)day's work

Busy sewing Sunday yesterday :) made a card for a colleague's birthday:



Another set of pouches in some lovely old and new fabrics, including the melody miller radio print for kokka and a gorgeous kitsch bird print mum gave me:


New shape (not designed this way- it was intended to be an iPad pouch, but I cut it too small!):


Finally finished quilting my Kaffe Fassett quilt (on my beautiful bew Juki!) and bound the edges:





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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Brand new PDF skirt pattern!

I have just listed a brand new PDF pattern for this lovely circle skirt, which is so easy to make and is a real statement piece this season. You can purchase on Etsy and Folksy.












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Sunday, 21 April 2013

New fabrics

Had a wonderful day out yesterday with mum. The sun was shining, so we took ourselves to Petworth House and enjoyed some culture in the form of Van Dyke and Turner paintings. We had lots of tea and cake and then ended the day with some retail therapy at Eternal Maker!
I love the Michael Miller and Moda combo- my favourite colours at the mo! Not sure the middle one goes well enough. Was thinking of doing a large disappearing nine patch, similar to the next image (not disappearing nine patch, but it wouldn't be dissimilar and I like the layout).








Always wanted some filler fabric like this for sashing/ backgrounds etc.




I've been playing around with a square within a square designs and this retro red linear fabric goes well with my Scotty dogs!




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Saturday, 13 April 2013

First makes on my new Juki

It's amazing! Free motion quilting is a dream and the self-cutting function is simply amazing!! I'm going to start making some more of these cosmetics size pouches.




















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Friday, 12 April 2013

All my dreams...

...came true yesterday, when this little beauty came home with me! I had been using an old mechanical Brother for years, which I'd had since school. I used it every day and it had started to make a lot of noise and was labouring. This replacement is an absolute dream to use in comparison! I didn't know you could fall in love with a machine, but I have!!








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Thursday, 4 April 2013

More pouches!

Busy evening sewing baby coin pouches, pencil cases and gadget pouches. Love the recycled linen napkin pouch in the centre!





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Pouches ready to sew

Lots more on the way...


Kaffe Fassett pouches.


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Longchamp

Look what my lovely mum bought me! In brand new blue for this season.



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Celia Birtwell

I bought a Celia Birtwell for Uniqlo dress and blouse in London a few weeks ago.











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More pouches and patchwork cushion covers

Recent makes:
























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