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Made Up Meet Up

Our venue Eight days until our deadline hoves into view, with the chance of winning hundreds of pounds’ worth of goodies. Ten days before our Made Up Meet Up. Yes, you read right. I figured we needed one last motivating … Continue reading

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Made Up Quotes – Dodie Smith

Revisiting this novel has made me quite emotional. When I say emotional, I mean it’s left me sobbing. If you haven’t yet read I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith, I insist you buy or loan a copy immediately because a … Continue reading

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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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