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Dealing With Anxiety

Today, an extract from The Little Book of Sewing. It feels appropriate. You can’t sew if you’re anxious; you can’t be anxious if you sew. In 2013 there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK, but being mindful … Continue reading

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Giveaway Winner & Double Gauze

Thank you to all the people who entered my giveaway to celebrate 10 years of blogging! The winner is Pat K – I’ll be in touch for an address, Pat. I hope you’re all having great weekends. I’m sewing with … Continue reading

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10 Years Of Blogging – Giveaway!

What were you doing 10 years ago? What the heck was I doing?! Well, I guess in some corner of my house, I sat down with a laptop and opened a WordPress account. I remember being very inspired by sewing … Continue reading

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Reasons To Sew A Toile

Did you witness the rather magnificent costume designer, Sandy Powell, wear a toile to the BAFTA awards? She’s raising money for Derek Jarman’s Prospect Cottage, the home of his creativity. The plan was to persuade famous attendees to sign her … Continue reading

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Two Sewing Patterns In One Handmade Dress

When I was a teenager, I had a white cotton drop-waist dress. God, I loved that dress. And now I love this one almost as much. It’s a hack, inspired by Lisa Comfort’s recent vlog where she shared a hack … Continue reading

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Sewing With A Polka Dot

Have you guys seen polka dots EVERYWHERE this season? I have! The great thing about sewing is that we all likely have a polka dot somewhere in our stash, so we can crown ourselves officially ahead of the trend. Winning … Continue reading

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A New Outfit Made From Sewing AND Knitting

I can’t decide if I like the lopsided wall or the fungal concrete more. Keeping it real, folks! Now, didn’t I tell you I’d been making stuff? Here is one of my new outfits, composed of both sewing AND knitting. … Continue reading

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2019 – Inspired And Inspiring

It’s fun AND mindful to look back, look forwards – to remember the best (to not mind the worst) and hope for more to come. How was your 2019? I have to admit, I needed to scratch my head to … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2019!

The traditional Did You Make That festive vlog is up and available to watch on Youtube. Find out my suggestions for Christmas reading and see Ella leap after a cat! I am wearing my Tilly and the Buttons Nora top … Continue reading

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Turning Seven, Turning Metallic

Oh, man! We can agree that it’s been way too long since Ella last appeared on Did You Make That. Did you know that she’s just turned seven? And next year, I turn 50! How does any of this even … Continue reading

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