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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Trying new things!

What I love about blogsville is having my eyes opened to lots of different crafts: some (Mr f&f for one!) would argue that I have enough projects started/on the go/wanting to start already that I really don’t need to be shown lots of new ideas. I love it though – although it often leads to sleepless nights as I’m excitedly planning what I could try out next it also helps…

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The finished quilt!

I have finally finished my first ever quilt – a Disappearing Nine Patch – so exciting! This quilt started life back in May when I was talking to a friend who’s niece was turning 21: a landmark birthday that she wanted to give a memorable gift for. We started talking about cushions and then I mentioned quilts (I was still flush from having done my jelly roll quilt top which…

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