Category Archives: sewing and knitting

A blog about my journey making things with sewing needles and knitting needles.

The Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric – Buy It!

The Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric is a stonking book. STONKING. Here’s the skinnie: It’s written by a real expert, The Thrifty Stitcher. Patterns have been tested by some of the best Sewists out there, including Fehr Trade. The … Continue reading

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Define Too Much Thread…

I may have over reacted to a recent sewing crisis, when I ran out of black thread mid-project on a weekday evening. Sewing ground to a halt until the weekend and I hit up the Internet, stock piling. I use … Continue reading

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Polly And The Puffin Takes Flight

It’s rare for me to highjack my sewing blog to talk about my day job but today I am going to do that quite shamelessly. Mainly because I think you’ll love this book – Polly and the Puffin! To give … Continue reading

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Ten Of The Most Beautiful Sentences In Sewing

I recently ran a ten day campaign on Twitter and Instagram posting ten of the most beautiful sentences in sewing, along with accompanying images. Some of the ‘sentences’ could have been genuine quotes; others most definitely came from the land … Continue reading

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Sulking, Not Sewing

Oh, how I wish I had a new make to share with you! Unfortunately, the past week has been spent sulking. And when The Great British Sewing Bee forced contestants through the squeezy tube of sewing known as a silk … Continue reading

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Sewing Station – Organisation

I don’t have a dedicated sewing space, and I suspect I’m not alone. My ironing board stands next to my kitchen drawers. The living room door knocks into my dressmaker’s dummy every time I walk into the room. The sewing table sits in a corner … Continue reading

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Blog Writing Tips 2 – The Art Of Conversation

When you compose a blog post, it’s immediately personal. Readers can react within moments. You’re not preaching from a pulpit or talking to yourself in the mirror and you certainly don’t need permission to write. You’re engaging in the fine art of conversation. So … Continue reading

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New Trimmings, Great Titchfield Street

Ooh, it’s ages since I did a shop review! But there I was, wandering down Great Titchfield Street, London when I noticed this Aladdin’s Cave. I poked my nose through the front door of New Trimmings, tucked away behind Oxford … Continue reading

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Sewing Against The Clock – Do You?

The Great British Sewing Bee is known for its challenges against the clock. I come out in a cold sweat just watching from my sofa. If I was a contestant, I know I’d immediately forget how to use a seam … Continue reading

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Sewing Pyjamas

Is Liberty Tana lawn too good for sewing pyjamas? Too late, now! I’ve made Sewaholic’s Tofino pants and Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank as my ultimate bed wear. I’d ordered this beautiful fabric on line, but when it arrived I feared it … Continue reading

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