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What do you want? Also, let’s collaborate!

I’m worried I’m getting into a bit of a rut where I’m not expanding my audience and network. I have some questions if you have a couple of minutes to answer one or two of them and leave a comment, I think it could pull me out! How are you finding new patterns, designers, etc […]

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Randomly on a Thursday

1. Two days ago Joe and I got on a plane and flew to New York City for a little bite of the Big Apple 2. He had work and me too, but we still had the time to make … Continue reading

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Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 2)

Now you have your template, let’s get ready to use it! Of course you can just use it to cut out unpieced fabric, and sew them together, turn under the top edge 1/4″ and applique to a background, but I’m going to show you how I made a few different blades too. Some of them […]

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Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 2)

Now you have your template, let’s get ready to use it! Of course you can just use it to cut out unpieced fabric, and sew them together, turn under the top edge 1/4″ and applique to a background, but I’m going to show you how I made a few different blades too. Some of them […]

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My second book contribution + give-away

Today, I’m talking about a brand new sewing book, called Crafty Little Things to Sew and put together by the amazing Caroline Critchfield (from SewCanShe). It is the sewing second book I’m contributing to, and I’m so happy to finally have in my hands. The book features 20 projects which can be made from small […]

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OLD HOLLYWOOD DIY DRESS USING VINTAGE VOGUE

HI DARLINGS! Happy Tuesday. Okay, I have had this dress sewn and hanging in my closet for what seems to be months. I had been dying to photograph it so this week I decided it was time. I am obsessed with this dress, it’s a VOGUE VINTAGE 2193 there are few on ETSY  and it is […]

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Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 1)

*** No vlog last weekend which was completely intentional, I felt like I needed a little break but there will be a video tutorial on piecing curves this week so keep on subscribing to my YouTube channel (and you could win a precut prize)! *** Hi everyone, today I thought I would bring you a […]

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Tutorial: How to make an improv Dresden block, in any size (PART 1)

*** No vlog last weekend which was completely intentional, I felt like I needed a little break but there will be a video tutorial on piecing curves this week so keep on subscribing to my YouTube channel (and you could win a precut prize)! *** Hi everyone, today I thought I would bring you a […]

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INESpiration

Today, we’re teaming up with a bunch of sewing bloggers to organize a warm celebration of our friend Ines from La Folie Sewing Booth. Under the title “Inespiration”, we have all created something inspired by Ines. I know Ines as a super kind, fun, and smart lady, and I have so much admiration for her […]

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Fibre in your diet

Socktober is still a thing over here. I had a brief dalliance with the beginnings of a shawl at Knit City, but it didn’t quite take hold, though it might have stood a chance but for Megan. My mum loved … Continue reading

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Transform a Pullover into a Cardigan

Pullovers just don’t do anything for my body. But a cardigan…..SO MUCH MORE FLATTERING, not to mention versatile. Here’s my newest ehow video on how to change a pullover sweater into a cardigan. And yes, it really is this easy. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Lost Your Sewing Nerve?

A blog reader (thanks, Jen!) recently made a fantastic suggestion for a post – how to push through when you lose your sewing nerve. A wobble can happen for all sorts of reasons: You take a break and lose your … Continue reading

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Lost Your Sewing Nerve?

A blog reader (thanks, Jen!) recently made a fantastic suggestion for a post – how to push through when you lose your sewing nerve. A wobble can happen for all sorts of reasons: You take a break and lose your … Continue reading

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not showing proper deference to white folks

Just a visual log of a cotton and silk project started back in July… About to start quilting. Started this one months before this related article by Jelani Cobb. Have a nice week…Filed under: Uncategorized

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Happy Autumnal Sewing

Is there anything more delicious for autumn than a new Tilly And The Buttons Cleo dungaree dress sewn in jumbo cord? Answer: Yes! New woollen tights to match the top stitching. Buttons bought on a long-ago trip to Hay on … Continue reading

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Give-away! Yay!

Today, I’m teaming up with the kind people of the fantastic fabric shop Modes4U to make someone happy with four! fabulous! fabrics! I selected four of my favorite fabrics from the Modes4U shop: – 1 meter of Maker Maker canvas (Andover) – 1 meter of Birds Eye double gauze (Nani Iro) – 1 meter of […]

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Naais to meet you

Evelien of Sewbidoo is an amazing Belgian sewing book author (she published 3 very popular books so far!), and she has an amazing plan. She’s organizing the biggest sewing meet-up ever, so if you love sewing and live in Belgium, make sure to check out the details (here). The event also has an online counterpart, […]

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Vegetables are important

Thanksgiving came and went this weekend, and we all magically got through it. Our first holiday without her, and there were moments that were just fine, and moments that were awful and we missed mum so much our hearts were … Continue reading

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Vlog #15 – October 9th 2017 – Thanksgiving

Here’s the latest update- a quick vlog with my Quiltcon progress, bench progress and my next pattern release! I asked my Instagram followers what pattern I should come out with next, it was relatively close (so I need to get on with my next release soon), but the Horseplay Cushion won out and you can […]

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Vlog #16 – October 9th 2017 – Thanksgiving

Here’s the latest update- a quick vlog with my Quiltcon progress, bench progress and my next pattern release! I asked my Instagram followers what pattern I should come out with next, it was relatively close (so I need to get on with my next release soon), but the Horseplay Cushion won out and you can […]

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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How to Put a Zipper in a Sweatshirt: My Newest One Minute Video

When the evening air gets a bit brisk and vibrant leaves start to contrast the brilliant blue skies, you know autumn is here and it’s time to start wrapping up again in your coziest sweatshirts. You could just grab a … Continue reading

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A pretty fly collection!

A few days ago, Chat Chocolat released its newest fabric line, called All animals are equal. It’s a reference to George Orwell’s famous quote, “All animals are equals, but some are more equal than others”. Designer Véronique wanted to put the spotlight on animals which are generally less popular in fashion, such as flies and crows. The […]

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Finger Crocheted Cowl Tutorial + Pattern

I think I say this every year, but I loooove Fall. With the pumpkins, crunchy leaves, and snuggling up on the couch with a new crochet project, what’s not to love? I can’t complain that the crisp jacket weather also calls for a little wardrobe revamp. It’s my favorite time of year to stock up on…

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Tutorial: How to Reupholster a Dining Chair with Patchwork

I’ve said for a little while now that I would show you how I reupholstered my sewing room chairs. I actually have one more to do but there are SO. MANY. STAPLES. Plus, painting isn’t my favourite thing to do. If you want to have a go, here’s what I did for actually removing and […]

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Tutorial: How to Reupholster a Dining Chair with Patchwork

I’ve said for a little while now that I would show you how I reupholstered my sewing room chairs. I actually have one more to do but there are SO. MANY. STAPLES. Plus, painting isn’t my favourite thing to do. If you want to have a go, here’s what I did for actually removing and […]

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Less Than The Sum

This is The Pleat Detail Dress from Maker’s Atelier, and I can’t help feeling that I’ve sewn myself not quite the most flattering dress! Which is an awful shame, because the pattern is super-lovely, so is the linen and so … Continue reading

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A Finish: Banana Candy

This is Banana Candy all done! It’s all raw edge applique, appliqued onto Kona Parchment at the quilting stage. That is pretty much how I roll with applique always, whether turned edge or raw. It makes choosing a quilting design really simple too. I stitched around the very edge with matching colour thread, then echo […]

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