A Modern Merlin?!

I started on this Lisette Portfolio top back in September when I was eager to try out my new dress-makers scissors (which are awesome by the way!) I was using a very thin cord as I wanted a top that would be perfect for winter wear – I like my layers! – and went for contrasting pockets which, okay no-one else is going to see but me, but it’s a…

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Patchwork cushion

It’s a ta-dah post today! I started this cushion quite a while ago now, back in July when I started basting the hexagons on a train journey into London. I have noticed that there is quite a debate about modern patchwork and quilting, and what makes it so: is it the colours/contrast within the quilt? the layout? or something else? I am equally drawn to both, I generally tend towards…

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Clearing the sewing decks

Ooohhh, it’s been a while since I first started on my Lisette Continental Blouse back in June. I’m trying to sort out my craft space, and one of my goals is to finish off all of those WIPs/alterations/refashions that are hanging around. The Continental Blouse was at the top of my list – I love the fabric and we’re just coming into the right season for wearing a long-sleeved top.…

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Sending a hug

I don’t know about you, but in a world of increasing technology, being busy with a young family and living some distance from a lot of friends and family, I quite often find myself saying/writing/texting “I’m sending you a big hug”. It’s not as good as just being able to pop round and give them a hug but goes some way towards letting them know that if I lived round…

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Another finished quilt!

In my last post I mentioned how my sewing machine was going in for a service…although I felt a bit jittery at the idea of not having my machine I had a list of things that I wanted to sort out (mainly re-organise my sewing room) and near-completed projects that I wanted to finish. Sadly, I was wildly over-ambitious both in terms of the size of my list and the…

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