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Made Up Tote Bag Winners

We’ve broken the £2000 barrier! As I type, we’ve raised £2109.59 at the Justgiving page and I now can’t help wondering if we can squeeze past £2500. But, more importantly, this means we have three tote bag winners to announce. … Continue reading

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Made Up Prizes Just Got Better

Here are a few fun Made Up Initiative figures for you: We’re at the halfway point to our deadline We’ve already raised £1852.75 via Justgiving With 168 donations And one thank you email from the National Literacy Trust But, yeah. That … Continue reading

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Made Up Quotes – Sarah Waters

A longer (abridged) quote today, dear readers, from The Paying Guests, set in 1920s London: ‘Oh, Frances,  you look lovely. Oh, the colour suits  you. You’re lucky. If I wear green it makes me look like a corpse. But, yes, … Continue reading

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How Does It Feel To Be An Over Achiever?

What a week it’s been. As I type, we’ve had 150 donations to the Made Up Justgiving page and we’ve raised over £1600. 60% more than our goal. Hey, how does it feel to be an over achiever? I’m fascinated … Continue reading

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Made Up Quotes – Dorothy Parker

As part of the Made Up Initiative, I thought it would be fun to dig out sewing-themed extracts from books I’ve enjoyed. I’m going to embrace the whole spectrum of books – from children’s novels (oh yes please!) to non … Continue reading

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Laundering Silk Organza

When I blogged about my dress lined in silk organza, there were a few anxious comments. How would it launder? Wouldn’t the silk organza be ruined? But Susan Khalje says… Would the world as we know it come crashing down around our … Continue reading

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Mind-Blowing Made Up

I don’t mind admitting, I’m a little underwhelmed by the reaction to the Made Up Initiative. It’s only taken you 48 HOURS to blow our goal out of the water. Two days to raise £1000, when the deadline was four … Continue reading

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The Made Up Initiative Launches

Ever bought a sewing pattern during a lunch hour, only to be surprised when the envelope drops onto your mat? It’s easy to spend money without thinking. Ever wondered if that £5, £10, £15 or £20 could be put to better … Continue reading

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Tilly And The Buttons Fifi Camisole Set

Like many others, I couldn’t resist the recent bundle offer of a Fifi and Bettine – two new patterns from Tilly and the Buttons. For ages, I’d had some salmon polka dot fabric in my stash. I never could quite see … Continue reading

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Simplicity 2215 – Definitely Not A Dress

This is not a dress. Definitely not a dress. I don’t need any more dresses, right? It just looks like a dress. Okay, it’s the Simplicity 2215. I received the cotton lawn last summer from The Village Haberdashery and it’s taken … Continue reading

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