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Purse Projects featured in Issue 9 of Quilt Now Magazine

Super excited to see my new purse projects featured in this month’s issue of Quilt Now magazine. They’re on the front cover! So exciting! You’ll get an exclusive free gift … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

March issue of Sewing World Magazine

I’m delighted to have a new project and an article published in this month’s issue of Sewing World magazine. My new project is a modern, zippered makeup pouch which I … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Customer Makes – The Layered Hipster Bag Sewing Pattern

I was so pleased to see this new bag, made by one of my customers. Angie used the Layered Hipster Bag pattern to make this gorgeous version in blue and … Continue reading

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Owl Shoulder Bag – Custom Order

Originally posted on Through The Looking Glass:
Sometimes I get orders for new items. I don’t usually make bags, but offered to make one for a local lady who already…

February 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Lotta Tote featured in Love Sewing Magazine

So pleased to have another project featured in this month’s issue of Love Sewing Magazine. This is my Lotta Tote, made with statement fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter in bright pink, … Continue reading

February 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Petite Street Tote featured in Sewing World Magazine

One of my all time favourite fabrics is Petite Street, by Wendy Kendall for Dashwood Studio, so I really pleased to contribute this cute little tote to Sewing World magazine. … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

White Tree Fabrics Dressmaking Project – McCalls K3601

I joined the White Tree Fabrics blogging team a while back and, at long last, I have my first completed project to show off! I chose some lovely Tilda fabrics … Continue reading

December 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

Projects from my new Bag Making Book: Style and Swing

I can finally reveal the bag making projects from my new book, Style and Swing: 12 Structured Handbags for Beginners and Beyond. I’m so thrilled that it’s release is just … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · 10 Comments

My First Bag Making Project in Quilt Now Magazine!

Excited to bring you news of my first bag making project for Quilt Now magazine! Issue 5 is in the shops now and I’m delighted that Katy Jones (editor) has … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Christmas Projects made with Dashwood Fabrics in issue 8 Love Sewing Magazine

I’m delighted to have some of my Christmas projects featured in this month’s issue of Love Sewing magazine. I made a Christmas sack and table topper, using the gorgeous fabrics … Continue reading

December 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cuckoo’s Calling – New Fabrics from Dashwood Studio

Look what arrived recently! A fabric bundle from Dashwood’s new collection, Cuckoo’s Calling by Bethan Janine. I was delighted to be asked by Creative Director, David Sweet, to make a … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 6 Comments

Quilting Tutorial: Cathedral Windows Part 2 – Making the Windows

This is the 2nd part of my Cathedral Windows Tutorial. See the previous post for Part 1. In this post, I’ve completed the background panels and now I’m going to … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 11 Comments

Quilting Tutorial: Cathedral Windows Part 1 – Preparing the Background Squares

I’ve long admired the Cathedral Windows quilting technique and was determined to learn how to do it. Well, at last, I’ve done it and I loved the result so much … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Customer Makes – The Catriona Tote Pattern

I was delighted to receive some pictures recently from one of my customers who has used the Catriona Tote sewing pattern to make these gorgeous versions of the bag. Thanks … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments
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