Some serious stashbusting here over the past couple of weeks. I've been reading about minimalism. Not the single orchid in a white room kind of minimalism (as if!) but trying to reduce the things I have to what I need and really want. More about that another day, but I'm in a 'use it or … Continue reading Stashbusting times three!
I've been buying a few summer dress patterns recently. I want something comfortable, not fitted, but it needs to be fairly close fitting to suit me. First up is the Derby dress by Christine Haynes. I love it and it is so versatile - I wore it to a BBQ on Saturday, then working at … Continue reading Quest for the perfect dress – the Derby
Fancy another chance to win a parcel of patterns? Head over to the first winner Flossie Jamieson , as she is running her stage of the giveaway now. Like Flossie, I've been having a bit of a sewing slump - delighted to read that winning the patterns has given her a boost. But I've almost finished a … Continue reading Another chance to play Pass the Parcel!
And the winner of the parcel of patterns is..... Flossie Jamieson ! Congratulations, and please let me have your contact details (dottiedoodle (at) gmail.com) so I can post to you. The plan is that Flossie will keep the patterns she likes, and then run a giveaway for the rest, so you still have more chances … Continue reading Pass the Parcel winner!
I was delighted to be able to take part in Kerry of Kestrel Makes Spring Sewing Swap this year. Last year I was a newbie to sewing blogs, so watched with envy and delight at everything that went on! And then, I was paired with Handmade Jane, whose blog was one of the first I … Continue reading Spring Sewing Swap
I've joined the 2013 Style the Stash Sew A Long site - I do love looking at other sewists' stashes, and hopefully will keep me motivated to stash bust. My first thoughts on summer stashbusting - I've tried to keep it fairly short. Who knows, I may achieve some of this! This is a 1930s … Continue reading Stashbusting
A year ago, I was given some patterns by a very generous customer of mine who was clearing her mother's house. I decided to give some of them away, one a month for a year, and they've gone all over the world (I'll do a map next month). For the final giveaway I thought I'd … Continue reading Final Twelve in Twelve giveaway – and it’s Pass the Parcel!