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Meeting Makers – Louise Of Sew Over It, PLUS 20% Discount

Can’t Beat A Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress Ever heard that William Shakespeare quote? “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” Shakespeare must have had Louise in mind. She was definitely born … Continue reading

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Five Tips For Commuter Knitting

Having spent a year knitting my Heaven And Space Shawl on commutes around the world, I thought I’d share a few tips I have learnt! This shawl has gone on holidays, retreats, trains, through airport security, smuggled into meetings and … Continue reading

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Heaven And Space

This is the Heaven And Space Shawl. I knitted it over the course of a year, little realising that I’d finish in time for yellow to be this season’s colour. Guess I’m just lucky to be a slow knitter!

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What Still Scares You About Sewing?

If you ever think you have life nailed, you’re probably wrong. And after eight-ish years of sewing, I’ve realised the same is true about making your own clothes. Honestly, sewing still scares me sometimes! This struck me on my latest … Continue reading

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Can Giants Wear Giant Gingham?

I am nothing if not derivative. This entire outfit was inspired by The Foldline’s Sew The Summer Trends vlog that featured a place holder image of a giant gingham outfit. I mean, the gingham was giant. Not the outfit. Only … Continue reading

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You Are Awesome Giveaway WINNER

… is Ciao Linda who teaches AWESOME maths lessons. I’ll be in touch for a postal address, Linda. Do go back and read the extremely humbling stories in the comments on this giveaway. You might find you have something stuck … Continue reading

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Not A Princess? It Doesn’t Matter! You Are Awesome GIVEAWAY

When I heard about Wren and Rook’s number one bestselling book You Are Awesome from author Matthew Syed I couldn’t have been happier. I’m a big believer in the power of hard work and embracing failure. Hey, do you think I’d sew … Continue reading

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Do I Want An Overlocker?

Silly question, right? Choosing an overlocker (serger to our US friends) is possibly the second-biggest decision after investing in a sewing machine. If you don’t know what an overlocker is or does, a machine like the Janome 6234XL overlocker allows … Continue reading

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April Showers, May Flowers

Or so the saying goes. My home has been full of flowers over recent weeks; I love a cheap bunch of tulips or daffodils. Plus, it’s that time of year to start replanting the annuals. How this makes my heart … Continue reading

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Fabric Focus – Silk Jersey

This is my latest make – an Agnes top in silk jersey. Actually, not entirely in silk jersey – the back piece and neckline were cut from black French terry. I found the silk jersey beautiful to work with and … Continue reading

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