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New Sewing Book Update

So exciting, received a very important parcel last week! The page proofs for my new upcoming book with Martingale & Co. publishers! This is the first time I’ve seen any … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 9 Comments

Complete Range of Bag-making Supplies Now in Stock!

I’m delighted to let you know that I’ve now got a complete range of bag-making supplies in stock at To complement my range of printed patterns and downloadable patterns, … Continue reading

August 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

New Dressmaking Project with White Tree Fabrics

I’m delighted to have joined the ‘Blog Team’ for WhiteTree Fabrics. I’m so proud to be a part of this new team of bloggers/sewists, who have the privilege of trying … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Sewing Magazines, New Projects on The Way!

Many of you will know that I’ve been writing for Sewing World magazine for a few years now. Whilst I’ll be continuing writing new technique features and bag making projects … Continue reading

August 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Sewing Patterns, Fabrics and Bag-making Supplies!

Hi all, just back from holiday, refreshed and ready for ‘work’ again. I’ve been busy revamping my website at and delighted to announce the arrival of some fab new … Continue reading

August 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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