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Making circles

I ran the first of my circle skirt workshops last Saturday. On the morning of the workshop the heavens opened and torrential rain fell from the sky forming large puddles on the drive – not the only circles to be made that day!

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However, it wasn’t too long before the sky cleared and the suns rays soon evaporated them away, so much so, we had a glorious end to the sewing day and I was able to take a picture of these lovely skirts outside in the sunshine!










The design of this skirt is really flattering and it suits any figure. It really is a must for your wardrobe, as either a summer cotton skirt or a warm wooly winter version. I will certainly be making a range for my wardrobe. More workshops will be running in the coming months, so check out my workshop calendar for future dates. This workshop is even suitable for anyone new to sewing, without the need to follow any complicated pattern!




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Brightening up a basket

The sun has shone brightly today although a chill in the air. Following a dose of flu and only the four walls of my bedroom for the last few days, it was such a pleasure to feel the warmth of the sun on my cheeks as I ventured out into the sunshine. Lots of pretty bulbs springing up out of the ground and the smell of Spring finally arriving! Even the rhubarb in my garden is growing – almost enough stalks for a pie!

Feeling energised, I thought I’d turn my hand to making a floral brooch (in anticipation of the workshop I am running next week!) with some bright coloured silks to keep me in this happier mood!….just the thing to add a little something new to this old basket I have! Or as an extra splash of colour to my winter scarf. I’ve put some in my shop too. My NEW floral corsage workshop will be running next Thursday evening from 6-8 pm for anyone interested! IMG_3154


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Happy New Year!

The New Year has started well with  my  ‘Next Stitch’ intermediate bag making workshop.  I’m itching now to start some new IMG_2931style workshops for this year.IMG_2944IMG_2938








How many of you have got a new sewing machine, with every intention of becoming a sewing bee, but are reluctant to admit – it’s still sitting in its box unopened! Perhaps you just need that little push to make a News Years resolution to brush off the dust and read through the guidance notes and begin your first project! Hmmm –  all well and good, but sometimes, you just need that little extra help.

Look no further! I will be running the first of my ‘Back to Basics’ in February. This is a great opportunity to learn how to use a machine for the first time, so you can plan some simple projects for the Spring. My new bunting making workshop will be a good place to start or perhaps a cushion cover workshop? All my workshops are listed on my ‘Which Workshops is Best for Me’ page. For images of recent workshops go to my blog here.