Saturday, 28 June 2014

Book signing

The first 300 books signed and checked by Alfie! These will be on Create and Craft on Tuesday 1st July at 1.00, we sold out in 5 minutes last time so please order early if you want one...

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Felting demo link

Felted clutch bag

Here you go... click on the above link for the felted clutch bag. I love this look, abstract and a little bit glam... this clutch could be easily made without the felting machine, use your free motion embroidery foot to trap the fibres. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Felting machine

Shows on Create and Craft on Saturday at 5 and 8, then on Sunday at 10 and 5, I'm going to make a felt handbag! It's the Simplicity felting machine with 12 needles, I'm prepping on Thursday so will see if I can come up with something new.

Monday, 23 June 2014

Sewing workshop on July 13th in Stamford

The next workshop in at Stamford Arts Centre on Sunday 13th July from 1 till 6, a beginners class that will give you the confidence to get out the sewing machine and get creating! Well make a zipped, lined bag, find more details here!

My next book, Sew Useful

Not published until December, I'm so excited to see this book rising up the pre-order chart on Amazon already! I think you'll love the projects, and there's no limit to half a yard of fabric this time. Here's a sneak peek...


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Me, Nigel and Santa!

This was just before my Tilda show on Create and Craft today, Santa says I've been a good girl and will get lots of fabric for Christmas. I would be a very happy girl if it's Tilda Fabric! I think a Tilda Santa suit wood look amazing! 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Sew Magazine project

My smocked cushion in Sew magazine's July issue! Must admit I loved making this one, it's different to any of the projects in the e books and I enjoyed coming up with the design.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Festival of Quilts

I'm holding a one day workshop at the FOQ on the 7th August, details here... I'll be making a bag with magnetic fastenings, zipped divider, inside zipped pocket, free motion embroidered flap.

Bit like this!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

sewing workshops

At last after many requests I'm doing some workshops for beginner sewers, starting in Stamford on the 22nd June. Details on only eight places available, I have sewing machines you can use. Get in touch if you'd like to come!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Myself and Dawn Bibby

Me and Dawn on set just before the show today, had a lovely show and made even better when all the books sold out! I'll let you know when the next show is on, probably July 1st, and get signing the next batch! Enjoy if you bought it and thanks!

Big buttons!

Love these buttons, they're huge! Well, 45mm is pretty big. They look great on the front of bags and purses, and I've manages to get some on my Thimble Lane shop. Along with huge poppers!


Monday, 2 June 2014

Biscornu cushion

These cushions look quite complicated but are actually really easy to make! No zip, just a few inches of hand sewing to close, and stuffed with toy filler. You will need a long needle and strong thread to sew the button through the centre...