Ahh, little girls’ summer dresses. I’m planning a few different styles for tiny niece this year. This one is the Purl Bee Smocked Dress & Shirt pattern which I received for free when I signed up for their newsletter. I think I did some smocking at school, and it was fun to try it again.… Read More Tiny smocked dress – Purl Soho
If you’re a dog lover, this book is probably worth buying for the cute pictures alone! There are also some really great ideas to make for your dog, or as gifts. I sewed a travelling dog bed for Hetty. It’s made from brushed cotton and backed with waxed cotton. I filled it with two layers of… Read More Make + Review – Pamper your Pooch by Rachelle Blondel
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!
A little while ago, one of my customers offered to send me her late mother’s stash of patterns. They arrived this week, accompanied by a lovely letter saying how delighted she was they were going to a good home. I’ll be adding many of them to my Twelve in Twelve giveaway so I’ve let her… Read More Wow! Vintage pattern stash arrives