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New Book: Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric

New Book: Great British Sewing Bee Fashion With Fabric

The third series of The Great British Sewing Bee is well under way, and the past few episodes have seen the participants pit their wits against different types of fabrics, from simple hard-wearing cottons, through structural costuming materials and onto the sometimes daunting world of […]

Kilner Sewing Kit – A Pin Cushion Topped Mason Jar Tutorial

Kilner Sewing Kit – A Pin Cushion Topped Mason Jar Tutorial

Over the past few years mason jars have seen a resurgence as a staple crafting supply, and there is a good chance that many people will already have a loose-disked canning jar of the type needed to create this wonderful gift idea at home, but […]

Sashiko: A Japanese Embroidery Technique

Sashiko: A Japanese Embroidery Technique

A week ago, at the very end of my week off, I found myself awake at a very unlikely and unfriendly hour with a spell of insomnia. I ended up browsing the internet and somehow navigated to various sites researching the techniques and history of […]

My Von Trapp Dress

My Von Trapp Dress

I always find the return to work after having time off a little difficult, I guess most people do, but I think it was especially difficult this week after taking a week and a half off to try and get some time away from figures […]

Tartan In October: Autumn’s Dress

Tartan In October: Autumn’s Dress

O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all. (Robert Frost) October has brought with it the falling leaves, and soon my gold and russet backdrop will make way for bare branches […]

Beaded Lace Collar Dress

Beaded Lace Collar Dress

As Mr Awesome and I are enjoying a week off work with no other plans than to try to find some space in our heads for something other than our jobs and so to enjoy those things that we wish we had more time for, […]