I enjoyed the last couple of skirts so much that my idea of elasticated waist skirts had changed – why not? So I fancied a combination of the elasticated waist from my paper bag skirts, and the a-line pattern I had drawn up for the unfinished skirt (still unfinished). … Continue reading →
I made bags – a LOT of bags! I never knew it could be so easy after struggling along following some of the tutorials I had found online. Suddenly once I found the right tutorial it was quick, easy and fun. Er em, here are a few of the bags … Continue reading →
I might be dragging behind everyone else, but I’ve just come across a new website with lots of free sewing patterns. Although the site isn’t actually new – it’s just ‘newly found’ by me. It’s even called Free Sewing. I must be a dunce to have missed this one. … Continue reading →
You can’t turn a street corner without seeing someone in leggings at the moment, and they are everywhere because: leggings are comfortable leggings are versatile they can be worn dressed up or down they can be modest under clothing or figure hugging on their own leggings are perfect for lounging … Continue reading →
Did you participate in the quilt block of the month course with Craftsy during 2012? I was new to sewing and you all know I LOVE Craftsy, so I did join up and watch several of the videos to learn more about quilting. At the time I decided quilting wasn’t … Continue reading →
OK, not a gazillion right now, but who knows how many we could find if we acted together ! Read on to find out how to join the Pinterest Free Sewing Patterns Group Board and find 1000’s of free patterns. I was looking through my Pinterest boards of Free Sewing … Continue reading →
Love patterns? Of course you do. Love FREE patterns? How can that not make your day. Well today to celebrate her birthday and blog anniversary, Anna is giving away a pattern from Deer and Doe on her blog. I certainly recommend you pop on over to her blog and take a look … Continue reading →
I’ve really enjoyed reading all of the blog reviews of 2012, and everyone’s plans for 2013. I subscribe mostly to sewing blogs, so this is what I have mostly been looking through – completed items and planned items for the coming year. Well, I am too new to sewing and to blogging to do … Continue reading →
Yay – just when you thought this time of year couldn’t be any better with Christmas on the way and everyone so excited – Craftsy announce a SALE so you can treat yourself and any other crafty person you know. (You might notice that during this time the banners on … Continue reading →
I had an email to tell me that the new Spring 2013 patterns were now on the site for Simplicity. I was keen to take a look because I’ve recently bought a lot of patterns from Simplicity that I liked and I was sure (worried !) that I would find … Continue reading →
[Note – this post has been edited to remove all of the photos, as Google told me I am not allowed to use copyrighted material and these pattern photos belong to McCalls. Sorry Google. So the post is still here, but the photos are removed. Somehow, it’s just not so … Continue reading →
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