Tag Archives: Handmade Jane

McCalls 4769 – I Made A Cotton Dress In January

Want a fast track to bonding with colleagues? Make a dress out of a ker-razy digital print and wear it to the office. This dress received a lot of attention. I’m hoping for the right reasons! At stages during construction … Continue reading

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What Can I Make With My Bound Buttonholes?

Well, it’s been just over two weeks since I launched my e-book and over 100 people have already bought it. Thank you so much, guys! The e-book guides you through a practice make of your bound buttonholes, before starting on … Continue reading

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If One HAS To Make Gifts, They May As Well Be These…

Okay, so I slightly reneged on my vow to stay selfish over Christmas. My sister put in a specific request for some of Handmade Jane’s wash bags. Mandy never asks for anything, so it felt churlish to ignore her plea. … Continue reading

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Simplicity 1882 – Teases In Teal

This is the Simplicity 1882. I had no idea this pattern even existed, until Beth of Sunny Gal Studios kindly sent it over. She said she thought the pattern would appeal to me. She was right! Beth also thought I … Continue reading

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Oh Sew Pathetic

Look at that quiet industry. See how the sewing bloggers create. I was at Oh Sew Brixton with Handmade Jane, Tilly and the Buttons, Stitch and Witter and Lazy Stitching - and a few other new friends. I’d loved Tilly’s interview … Continue reading

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Choo-choo! Train Coming Through

Ola! As you may have detected from my last blog post, I’ve spent the last week feeling horribly out of control of my own life. Which, for a control freak, is not a good place to be. Thank goodness, this … Continue reading

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Brighton Rocks

Could those grins get any bigger? A million years ago (okay, a few months back) I suggested a meet-up in Brighton after Zoe of So, Zo, relocated from Spain, was unable to attend a London get-together because of snow. Finally, … Continue reading

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The Leaning Tower of Lavender

I blame Jane. A group of people have helped me out with something recently, so I wanted to present each of them with a little gift to say thank you. Aha! I thought. I’ll make some of Jane’s lavender sachets, … Continue reading

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Smellovision Needed

This week Handmade Jane posted a blog tutorial for making lavender bags – perfect for Mother’s Day, she reckoned. ‘The easiest present in the world,’ was her claim. So I decided to test her theory. Wednesday – ordered a bag … Continue reading

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Polka Dot Puss*

Something very special arrived in the post this morning, wrapped in canary yellow tissue paper. Was that a peek of red and white polka dot that I spied? I thought my blogging friend, Handmade Jane, had sent me some fabric … Continue reading

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