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… Read More Mini Liberty magnets giveaway
This blog is three years old! I’m amazed. I’ve just been looking back at my first posts, and it’s funny to see which clothes I never wore and which got worn to death. My first successes were a white Colette Jasmine and a Vogue 1247 skirt in navy batik. The failures were mainly flower print… Read More Blogiversary, and a giveaway
Ooh, new stuff in my shop! I’m so excited about it, I thought you might like the chance to win a set. I have two new mirror and mini badge sets – Liberty patchwork strips and Liberty Alice in Wonderland print. The Alice fabric design is a modern interpretation of the Charles Voysey ‘Alice’s Adventures… Read More Liberty fabric covered mirror and badge giveaway
I’ve been making these wristlet keyrings for a while. They make great gifts, and sell very well at craft fairs. Some of my customers come back to see me with keyrings they have had for years! Here is how to make one – and scroll down to the end to see how to win a… Read More Wristlet keyring tutorial and giveaway
Thank you for all your lovely comments on my craft fair tips post. The winner of The Handmade Marketplace by Kari Chapin is…. Entries on bits of paper, see which one gets snuffled out first. It’s Pendle Stitches! Congratulations and your book is on its way.
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… Read More 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… Read More Pass the Parcel winner!
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… Read More Final Twelve in Twelve giveaway – and it’s Pass the Parcel!
My favourite trousers to wear at home are straight leg jersey trousers with a deep waistband from here. But when I ripped them this week (puppy related incident!) £35 seemed a lot to spend on a new pair. I decided to try to make them myself. It took me a little while to work out… Read More Copying my favourite yoga trousers – a quick tutorial
The winner* of the halterneck pattern is shawntasews ! Congratulations, and your pattern will soon be on its way. The next pattern in my giveaway is this Simplicity shirt dress from 1966. It’s a size 14 and is fitted to the waist with darts, with long or short sleeve options. —————————- There are two ways to enter:… Read More Twelve in Twelve pattern giveaway – first winner!