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August issue of Sewing World Magazine

The new issue of Sewing World magazine is out in the shops now! Another fab issue, full of lovely projects, features and a special Patchwork & Quilting supplement. The projects … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dashwood Studio’s Open Day Photos including my Laundry Bag

As mentioned in a previous post, Dashwood Studio celebrated their 1st birthday recently and enjoyed a successful open day, featuring their awesome fabric collections. They created a fabulous kitchen set-up … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

All That Jazz! A Ukulele Case from Robert Kaufman’s New Fabrics

I was so excited to receive some advance samples of the new All That Jazz fabrics by Fabrice De Villeneuve for Robert Kaufman Fabrics! These are the most amazing designs … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Dashwood Fabrics – September Blue by Susan Driscoll

September Blue is Susan Driscoll’s debut collection for Dashwood Studio fabrics. This gorgeous collection of pretty designs is in a nostalgic colour palette, recalling long hot, lazy days walking in … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sewing World Magazine – Featuring my Insulated Lunch Bag Project

The new issue of Sewing World magazine is out now and I’m delighted to have one of my bag-making projects featured, as well as Part 5 of my Bag-Making series. … Continue reading

June 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

New Retail Stockists for my Printed Sewing Patterns

I’m absolutely delighted to announce 5 new UK stockists of my printed sewing patterns. If you can, I’d highly recommend a visit to these lovely fabric and haberdashery establishments: Millie … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Made with Dashwood Studio fabrics – Retro Orchard by Wendy Kendall

I recently received a bundle of the new fabric collection Retro Orchard, by the talented Wendy Kendall for Dashwood Studio. I absolutely adore this new collection! It’s vibrant, modern and … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

New Printed Patterns in Stock

I’m delighted to let you know that I have four new additions to the printed patterns collection – the Retro Handbag, the Tri-fold Wallet, the Barcelona Satchel and the Millie … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Where to get Vilene Interfacing Products in the UK

I have written a few posts now on using interfacing for bag making – Using Interfacing and Interlining When Making Bags and More on Using Interfacing and Interlining in Bag … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Craft a Creative Business by Fiona Pullen – New Book Coming Soon…

I’m so pleased to bring some news about a new craft business book which is due to hit the shops at the end of September 2014. This eagerly anticipated book … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Instructions for the Frister and Rossmann QE404 Sewing Machine

Following on from a previous post, reviewing the Frister & Rossmann QE404 sewing machine, I’ve been asked loads of times if I have any instructions for it. My instruction book … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Where to find Adhesive Labels for Craft Products

When I was designing the envelopes for my new printed sewing patterns, I needed to get some really high quality adhesive labels for the front and back of them. I … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Another Millie Nappy Bag by Shannon of the Bryer Patch

A few months ago I’d blogged about a gorgeous nappy bag, handmade by Shannon of The Bryer Patch, from my Millie Nappy Bag sewing pattern – see previous post here … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sewing World Magazine June 2014

The new June 2014 issue of Sewing World magazine is in the shops now, or available to order online. Look out for my bag-making technique series! This month’s installment is … Continue reading

May 18, 2014 · 4 Comments
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