I've been making a few projects from Sewing Happiness by Sanae Ishida this month. A while ago, I volunteered as a pattern tester and Sanae very kindly sent me a copy when it was published. As well as a book of projects, Sewing Happiness is part memoir, and account of how Sanae came to sewing. … Continue reading Make & Review – Sewing Happiness
When I'm not sewing, I'm often reading. Here are some of my favourites this year. After the Crash - Michel Bussi A three-month old baby girl is the only survivor after a plane crash, and she is claimed by two very different families. Beautifully constructed, with memorable characters, and it kept me guessing until … Continue reading I’ve been reading…
I've cut back on the number of craft fairs I go to, and so my first of 2015 is in a few weeks time - I'm excited! You can see my calendar of events here. I like to have something new for the fairs each year, and this time I'm making mini fabric magnets. They are … Continue reading Mini Liberty magnets giveaway
Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey. Dementia is a painful subject and this book talks about it in a sensitive, compassionate way. It's a fine mystery story too. I adored it - and the last sentence still makes me cry. Mrs Hemingway by Naomi Wood. The dazzling world of the Hemingways, portrayed from the point … Continue reading I’ve been reading….
I've been thinking about printing my own fabric for a while, and came across Jane Foster's courses while googling one day. I love Jane's work, and the chance to learn from her - too good to miss! Jane is based in Kingsbridge - about an hour from me - so I drove down there on … Continue reading Screenprinting with Jane Foster
I told you last week about my 100 day project - which is to make a new recipe every day. I enjoy taking part in challenges, and I think this one must be the most inspiring so far. My challenge is creative, but mainly practical. Many of the other people taking part are artists, and … Continue reading The 100 Day Project – favourites
Chosen by puppy power, congratulations to Kerry, who won the vintage pattern bundle. Thank you so much for your kind wishes on my blogiversary, even from those of you who didn't want the patterns! I must admit, I thought I would love sewing from vintage patterns when I began sewing three years ago - but I … Continue reading And the winner is….