Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year to work out more, go to the gym, do daily yoga, jog, run or even walk more? How is that going? Oh dear…me too. My 30 days of yoga stopped after day 8 and has been rather sporadic after that. Isn’t … Continue reading →
Are you a Mom? What do you want for Mother’s Day? Is something made just for you especially dear to your heart? I love to get gifts that have been made just for me – shows so much extra thought and care. With Mother’s day coming up, I wanted to … Continue reading →
Around this time last year, a reader, (whose name I have forgotten, sorry) wrote and asked if I had any ideas for Teacher Apreciation Gifts. It was only then that I really becamse aware of the custom in the USA for a Teacher Appreciation Day/Week. It’s not something formal … Continue reading →
Having designed simple clothing patterns myself, I have the greatest admiration for those who create patterns for 3d items such as soft toys and dolls. Visualizing how something flat such as fabric or a paper pattern, can be turned into something 3 dimensional is a skill indeed. That’s why I … Continue reading →
By now you’ve probably all already seen the Big List of Online Fabric Shops and the Best Etsy Fabric Shops articles. Awesome right. Yeah, if you are in the US. But although most of my readers are in the USA, a lot are also from the UK. Perhaps it’s my … Continue reading →
It seems there is a National Day, Week or Month for almost everything these days. One that caught my eye for March was Clean Your Closet Week (running 17th – 24th). I’ve just recently lost some weight, with a little more to go and I’ll be cleaning out my closet … Continue reading →
I know you must all be familiar with the great site All Free Sewing. Many of you may have even found this site originally from one of their links. They’ve been kind enough to feature quite a few of my patterns – in fact I have my own designer page … Continue reading →
If you’ve been following a while, you’ll remember that I had 3 friends all expecting babies within a few weeks of each other near the end of last year and I went sewing crazy with multiple baby-related sewing projects. It was fun to sew in nice bright colors and small … Continue reading →
Messenger bags are everywhere these days. Grown ups, kids, men, and even dolls have a messenger bag. Large or small, inconspicuous or bright, plain and simple or full of pockets, catches and accessories – the messenger bag allows you to carry exactly what you need everywhere. For the office, school, … Continue reading →
What makes a good online fabric shop? Range of fabrics? Designers stocked? Style of designs? Prices? Good customer service? Reasonable shipping? Fast response to enquiries? Sales and discount codes? All of the above and more? I’ve always been a big fan of Etsy, both for all the wonderful handcrafted goods, … Continue reading →
(Image credit – all images from Bra Makers Supply) I recently posted about my first ever bra I’ve sewn following after watching the Bra Making class on Craftsy – you can read about it here if you missed it. Both here and on Facebook, people asked about where they … Continue reading →
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